Sega may have just outed the name of Sonic the Hedgehog's next main entry as Sonic Rangers. At the end of yesterday's 30th anniversary livestream, they gave fans a surprise brief glimpse at the next game, offering few details beyond a planned 2022 release date.
Releasing on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, that teaser didn't offer more than Sonic running through a forest and a mysterious symbol. However, Sega provided a follow-up press release with further details, which stated:
Announcing new console experiences, Sonic Colors: Ultimate and Sonic Rangers, further details on Netflix's Sonic Prime, mobile news, musical events and much more!
Sega Names Sonic Rangers In Their Own Press Release
Since then, Sega has retracted any mention of Sonic Rangers - advising Eurogamer that specific press release was an older version shared incorrectly - but rumours had separately spread about an open-world entry under that name. However, nothing has been confirmed.
Either way, Sonic fans have much to look forward to in the coming months. During Sonic Central, Sega unveiled a new retro collection called Sonic Origins, Sonic Colours: Ultimate launches in September and each PS4 entry is also coming to PS Now. Combined with some smaller crossovers, Sonic's celebrating his 30th in style.