Sonic Frontiers marks the blue hedgehog's latest main entry, having celebrated his 30th-anniversary last year. Until a reveal at The Game Awards 2021, only a handful of information was known but according to SEGA, Frontiers originally planned to launch by the end of 2021.
Sonic Stadium reported and translated information from the company's Investor Q&A on December 14th, 2021. During this, a Sega representative provided a statement about their decision to move the release, which reads as:
"Originally it was planned to be released on this year, the 30th anniversary of Sonic, but we have postponed the release for a year in order to further brush up the quality."
Sonic Frontiers Would’ve Launched Last Year, but Sega Delayed It for Quality Purposes
This representative continued by stating:
"Not only for this title, but during the development phase, we have been steadily conducting analysis to improve the quality of the title before release, such as introducing game testing based on external evaluations, and I have a feeling that it will become a good game and have high expectations for it."
This representative also mentioned a need to "rethink" pricing, advising they're "focusing on quality and spending certain amount of money on development." Right now, Sonic Frontiers seems to be a way off launching, but we'll keep you informed once we've learned more.