Game News Sonic Frontiers: when the leak of the release date enrages the fans!
Long teased, Sonic Frontiers should act as a turning point for the license according to the game producer. For the time being, and despite the various videos and interviews published, the concept of Open Zone as well as the gameplay seems to have difficulty convincing players. …
Expected at the end of the year, Sonic Frontiers should launch the “3rd generation” of Sonic games. More than an open-world role-playing game, we are promised a 3D action game with RPG elements.
Sonic, a hedgehog who must convince again
The blue hedgehog will indeed be able to unlock and use many abilities, acquired during exploration and by gaining experience. The first videos were very badly received, both in terms of the gameplay presented and the overall technical framework. A reaction expected by SEGA, which responded indicating that the players were not yet taking full measure of what Sonic Frontiers will be. For producer, game director, and many other development figures, Sonic Frontiers represents a major innovation for the license, laying the foundations for what will be the adventures of Sonic over the next 10 years.
Subsequently, SEGA announced the return iconic environments associated with more classic levels, which somewhat reassured the players without completely convincing them. Fans should however have their dose of references, with links made with various games of the license, without the development of the story being too obscure for neophytes. Eggman will be thereand we are promised a character who breaks away from the Manichean vision of the good guys against the bad guys.
A leaked release date, but be careful!
Anyway, we will have to wait a few months before getting our hands on the title, officially expected by the end of the year. However, it would seem that the curious have unearthed a potential release date in data published on Steam. Via SteamDB, which scrutinizes the slightest update of the Valve platform, we learn as well as Sonic Frontiers could be released on November 8, 2022.
A credible “provisional” date, corresponding to a PlayStation leak announcing a November release, which would however put it in front of Skull and Bones, but especially God of War: Ragnarok, which will be officially released the next day. In other words, we must take this date with tweezerseven if it corresponds to the words of SEGA.
The possible presence of Denuvo annoys the players
But above all, this potential leak is accompanied by information that may greatly displease players. On the Sonic Frontiers registration page, we read that the much criticized DRM Denuvo would have been integrated and deployed. Accused of causing significant performance issues and bugsthe DRM is as usual supposed protect title from piracy, at least in the first days of marketing. The issue is essential for publishers, because it is at this time that sales are very important.
But often it only takes 24 hours for a game to be cracked and published on hacking sites. denuvo largely defended himself against the charges related to performance, but many studios ended up removing the DRM, and the reputation is made. Sonic Mania also had the Denuvo DRM, before the developers ended up removing it. Finally, a number other changes noted on SteamDBsuch as Steam achievements, full controller support, and support for Steam Cloud.