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Random: Sega Embraced Sonic's Mod Community During The 30th Anniversary Symphony

Random: Sega Embraced Sonic's Mod Community During The 30th Anniversary Symphony

Whether you’re a fan of mods or not, they’ve become a big part of a lot of video game communities over the years. Some companies even choose to embrace and channel fan creativity.

We heard recently how Sega is still cool with Sonic fan games (in most cases) – as long as projects aren’t monetized, and it seems for the recent Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony, it borrowed a Chao Camera mod made by Sonic Adventure 2 modder Exant:

As you can see, Exant was overjoyed to see the mod featured during the anniversary symphony. The mod was featured during the intermission of the two-hour live stream. Below is what it looked like in action (see it around the 1:06:00 mark in the video):

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Sega openly embrace Sonic mod community like this. Perhaps the most famous case was the release of Sonic Mania, which was directed and developed by Christian Whitehead. He originally got his start making Sonic fan games before porting Sonic CD to mobile devices.

Did you notice this during the Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony livestream? Would you like to see more companies embrace the modding community? Leave a comment down below.

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Takashi Iizuka Suggests Sonic's 2022 Outing Will Be An “Advancement” Of Modern Sonic Games

Takashi Iizuka Suggests Sonic's 2022 Outing Will Be An "Advancement" Of Modern Sonic Games

In May, Sega held a special Sonic Central broadcast for the blue blur’s 30th anniversary. The live stream went out with a brief teaser of the next mainline entry in the series.

While details are still scarce, during an interview with Game Informer recently, Sonic Team’s head Takashi Iizuka noted how the team had thought a lot about what the modern gameplay experience should be for a Sonic title, along with the path forward for the next decade.

While he can’t say a lot just yet about the upcoming 2022 entry, he believes it’ll likely be an “advancement” for modern Sonic games and what they “can be”:

“There is a lot I can’t say yet about the title, but I do believe we will see an advancement in what a modern Sonic game can be. Of course, we will not deny the high-speed action that characterized previous modern Sonic games like Sonic Generations or Sonic Forces, rather we will create a title that our current gaming fans and new gamers will enjoy.”

Iizuka mentions how one “key point” in the history of the series was the transition from 2D to 3D gameplay, so how can Sega take the next step to truly advance the modern version of Sonic?

If the recent rumours are anything to go by, the next Sonic game (which Sega’s PR reportedly referred to as Sonic Rangers) will be an open-world adventure drawing inspiration The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In the brief trailer we’ve so far, we can see Sonic running through a forest environment – so who knows how big it might be…

Do you think an open-world adventure could be the next step for modern Sonic the Hedgehog games? How else do you think Sega could take its longtime mascot to new heights after 30 years? Leave your thoughts down below.

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