The future of the 2D Sonic games may hinge on how fans respond to Sonic Mania.
In an interview with GameCentral, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka said they will be looking at how Sonic Mania is received when deciding where to take the series going forward.
“For Mania it’s kind of like a new approach. To target specifically 2D fans. So we don’t know whether it’ll be accepted positively in the market,” Iizuka explained. “We’ll find out after the game’s released, and we can figure out the direction of future titles after seeing the reaction.”