SEGA has announced their decision to delay Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice’s release date, which will see the blue blur’s next adventure speed in next year.
The Nintendo 3DS exclusive was announced ahead of E3 2015, however the publisher wants to “make sure the game has the time and polish needed” with the intention that the delay will result in “a stronger, more enjoyable experience.”
“Alright, classy people – today we’ve got some news for you. Some of you might initially see it as a negative, but I’m here to tell you why it’s a good thing,” PR and social media manager Aaron Webber wrote on the SEGA Blog.
“The team at SEGA has decided to delay the release date of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, which we announced for Nintendo 3DS earlier this year. In order to make sure the game has the time and polish needed, we’re moving it out into 2016. No exact window from us, just yet – it’ll be ready when it’s ready!
“In the grand scheme of things, while the downside is that you won’t be playing the game this year, the upside is that what you’ll play next year, and what fans will continue to play for years after they pick up the game, will be a stronger, more enjoyable experience. We think that’s important, not just for this one game, but for all future Sonic titles.”
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in 2016.