Geoff Keighley, the host of Gamescom‘s opening night, has announced there will be a “world premiere” for Sega‘s upcoming Sonic Frontiers during this year’s presentation.
Gamescom 2022 is ready to kick off August 23 with a two-hour showcase that includes information on 30 titles, led by Keighley.
Already confirmed for the presentation is the reveal of the brand new turn-based, sci-fi technique sport from Unknown Worlds, the studio behind Subnautica.
However Keighley has now confirmed information on the upcoming “Open Zone” title Sonic Frontiers.
“It’s true: Sonic The Hedgehog is coming to Gamescom Opening Night Live! Tune in live on Tuesday, August 23 for a world premiere new look and news about Sonic Frontiers,” he wrote in a tweet.
It’s true: @sonic_hedgehog is coming to @gamescom Opening Night Live!
Tune in dwell on Tuesday, August 23 for a world premiere new look and information about SONIC FRONTIERS throughout OPENING NIGHT LIVE!
Stream it anyplace at 8 pm CEST / 2p ET / 11a PT. pic.twitter.com/BqEIUkMD73
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 9, 2022
The sport was introduced on the finish of final yr and is because of be launched sooner or later in 2022, although a agency launch date has but to be confirmed.
According to the Sonic Team, Sonic Frontiers represents the “next step for the next ten years”.
“We really wanted to think about where we need to take Sonic for the next ten years,” defined government Takahashi Iiuzuka, “What kind of gameplay do we need to start building out to keep people excited for the future?”
“Sonic Frontiers is that next step for the next ten years. We hope that fans believe in us and that they enjoy what we’re showing them. We’re looking forward to when they get to play it and really understand what it’s about.”
Sega additionally clarified what they meant after they described Sonic Frontiers as an “Open Zone” sport.
“Level-based platformers often have a world map. Our Open Zone is a world map, only we’ve made it entirely playable,” mentioned director Morio Kishimoto. “A playable world map that includes stage-like elements is something that hasn’t really been done before, so we had to come up with a new name.”