Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In Japan, Sonic Team Will Continue To Work On The Franchise
Posted by Damien McFerran
Sonic veteran Takashi Iizuka speaks out
Thrusting its most prized possession into the hands of a western developers is risky, and Sega's move has had many fans asking where Sonic Team figure in all of this. It's already been confirmed that Sonic Team will be overseeing all aspects of development, but studio head Takashi Iizuka has spoken to Polygon to confirm that he and his team will continue to work on Sonic games in parallel with the likes of Big Red Button and Sanzaru Games, the developers of the Wii U and 3DS versions of Sonic Boom.
Interestingly, Iizuka has also revealed that Sonic Boom is going to be a strictly western affair — he has said that there are currently "no plans" to bring the TV show and games to Japan, which only serves to reinforce the stance that Sega is going all-out to appease the western market.