The head of the Sonic Team has been interviewed and has set the record straight regarding his comments on a new Sonic Adventure. Takashi Iizuka stated in the interview that “We have no plans for Sonic Adventure 3 at this point. I just want to be clear with everyone!” He says it would be cool to work on another Sonic Adventure game, but at this specific moment in time he and the rest of the team are committed to Sonic Frontiers which is expected this year. Sonic Frontiers has certainly divided opinion judging from spree of previews which have done the rounds with Games Radar even going as far as to headline the preview as “I played Sonic Frontiers and it makes a staggeringly awful first impression” on the other hand one of the team at Easy Allies played Sonic Frontiers and was reasonably positive about the game.
You mentioned in an IGN interview that you’d like to one day work on Sonic Adventure 3. What would that game look like compared to Frontiers?
IGN asked very directly about making Sonic Adventure 3, so I was just answering the question! I’m not saying, ‘we’re definitely making Sonic Adventure 3’, although people may want to believe that. I just want to reiterate that the entire team is focused on Sonic Frontiers and they really want to make it the best game that it can be.
In the future, yes, Sonic Adventure 3 is there as an idea that at some point it would be cool to maybe explore, but that’s not part of the plan and that’s not what I’m doing. It’s all about Frontiers [right now] and we have no plans for Sonic Adventure 3 at this point. I just want to be clear with everyone!
But yeah, as somebody who made Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, it is on my mind as some idea that I could potentially think about in the future.
But from your comments, doing another Sonic Adventure sounds like something you’ve thought about?
I’ve always focused on the game that I’m creating now. I think that’s maybe where people start spinning off into the ‘what if’ scenarios. The team is always focused on whatever it is that they’re making [at the time] because they have to make it and it has to be great.