The contributor to Sonic Origins shares frustrations about the game's status

The contributor to Sonic Origins shares frustrations about the game's status ...

Sonic Origins'' debut yesterday saw the return of the blue blurs classic Mega Drive/Genesis games, all bundled together on modern consoles. The most significant part of the bundle is Sonic 3 & Knuckles, which sees Sonic 3 ported to consoles with new, HD upgrades for the first time.

To assist in making this version more effective, Headcannon, one of the designers behind the fantastic Sonic Mania, collaborated with Sega to create the classic interlocking duo in the Retro Engine. Now that the collection is out, Stealth the alias of Headcannon''s Simon Thomley has acknowledged some of the issues with the final release and shared some of them on Twitter.

The whole thread (which is quite long and worth reading in its entirety) details how Stealth and the team submitted a build that they acknowledge required some improvement, but Stealth also noted bugs in the final build that were not present in Headcannon''s build the result of Sega''s integration of the team''s work into the overall Origins game.

Stealth states that the team intends to tackle "these issues" before Origins is shipped, and inquired about making major changes, and was told this was not possible, which, given the game''s release date being set for the first day of Sonic, is certainly understandable from a marketing perspective. Headcannon is currently waiting to hear from Sega about whether it may include post-release patches.

Stealth is always attentive to clarifying that the issue is complicated, and he and other members who worked on this version of Sonic 3 are equally complimentary of Sega employees who are called out by name, including the head of the Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka:

Sega has not commented or announced if patches will be issued. While the issues cited above might go unnoticed by new players of the games, Sonic fans who started with the series in the 1990s have been noticing several differences. However, the greatest changes that credited to Michael Jackson and his team have been attracting the attention, most notably from Yuji Naka himself.

If there are any upgrades to the game, please''ll get in touch.

  • Further reading: Sonic Mania Dev Clarifies Involvement With Sonic Origins, Says It''''s "Purely A Sega-Developed Product"