Super Sonic Wasn’t Initially Planned for Sonic Forces

Sega recently held a livestream for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise where they talked up recent games and developments for the blue hedgehog.

Aaron Webber, the social media coordinator for Sega of America and the Sonic franchise, revealed that Super Sonic wasn’t originally planned to be in Sonic Forces.

Coming from this, he explained that due to his appearance not being planned from the get-go, his later inclusion is why the company added him as post-launch downloadable content. Furthermore, since the game doesn’t have the Chaos Emeralds as a plot device, it wouldn’t make sense to include Super Sonic.

Webber also noted that while the team worked hard on the title, it was fair for the community to have something of an misunderstanding for the DLC.

Sonic Forces is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

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  • JFpaes15

    That’s an a load of bullshit, Colors and Lost World doesn’t have the emeralds as plot device either, and you can still unlock Super Sonic.

    Sega just wanted to make money out of some suckers, and they’re trying to fucking justify it no less.

  • Mr0303

    I can believe that. The levels aren’t well designed for Super Sonic.

  • Nothing about Sonic Forces was properly planned out.

  • Snorlaxation

    Was the concept of Fun or a good Plot planned out for Sonic forces?
    (When the costumes/DLC are the only fun part, you know someone fucked up)

  • Squirrel on crack cocaine.

    Sonic Forces is possibly the worst Sonic game ever made. Not because it’s a glitchy mess like 06 and Boom, not because it’s a God of War clone like unleashed but because it is a middle of the road, forgettable snore fest. 06 might be beyond awful but at least it has a ‘so bad it has too be seen’ quality to it. Same with Boom and unleashed but Forces could and should have been so much more.
    At this point Sega should just give the rights to the ones who made Mania.

  • Magnifico Ginormous

    It was added in a day one patch and they waited a month and a half to put the DLC that’s just a unlock code to make it seem like it was actually made post launch. It’s just as half assed as it was in Lost Mind and that wasn’t DLC.

  • Casey

    Too bad good gameplay wasn’t planned for the game either. Mania kicks it’s sorry, overdone ass right out the door.

  • Pill Dickle
    I want to go unreasonably fast, faster than what’s safe, do you hear me?

  • Travis Touchdown

    There has never been a good plot in a Sonic game.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    Heroes is worse than Forces in that regard.

  • Bailarina Ninja masoquista

    you do realize the Super Sonic DLC is free, right? (they were going to make it 5 bucks later on but changed their minds and it’s now free forever.)

  • Lordlundar

    Gee a game mode that centers on invincibility and a massive speed boost with the only limiting factor is collectible count wasn’t supposed to be in a game where you finish stages in a minute or two as it is, you have to TRY to die, and throws collectibles out like candy?

    YA DON’T SAY!?

  • JFpaes15

    So they should be excused with a slap on the wrist and a pat on the back? No, fuck that, Sega still tried to sell fucking Super Sonic of all things, it doesn’t matter if it’s permanently free now, they should’ve never even thought about that in the first place.

  • Bailarina Ninja masoquista

    I do 100% agree that trying to put a price on Super Sonic (even if it was like 3 dollars) was a stupid idea and that Sega was rightfully criticized for it (I did criticize them myself), but here’s the thing: while they don’t deserve any praise for doing the sensible non-idiotic thing, I don’t think they deserve hatred for it either because, in the end of the day, no damage was done. The Super Sonic DLC was never charged for and nobody wasted money on it. There was no victims here.

    Had they gone ahead with making it paid then back paddled, I would understand and agree with your first comment, but as things turned out, it’s like punishing someone for a crime they were going to commit but realized they shouldn’t.

    But alas, that’s just how I feel about it. They don’t deserve a pay in the back, but I don’t think they deserve a punch to jaw either.

  • Snorlaxation

    Sonic adventure games were simple and fun plots, the sonic rush games too. The minute they try incorporating too much cheese or too much ‘dark’ subject matter, they end up falling off the edge on either side. It’s a series about talking animals, and they don’t seem to understand how to handle that after several decades and several failed games/shows.