Sonic Frontiers is set to release on several different platforms, including Nintendo Switch. Nintendo’s handheld hybrid isn’t as powerful as any of the other systems on the market, and some fans might be concerned about how Sonic’s next outing will run, by comparison. In a new interview with GameReactor, developer Takashi Iizuka was asked about the Switch version and its appearance as compared to other versions. While Iizuka admitted there will be certain compromises, the producer provided hope this version will prove a pleasure.
There is really no doubt that the development of this very large hardware spectrum is difficult. Obviously, we are using an engine like Hedgehog. The Hedgehog Engine is a internal engine that we have been using since Sonic Generations, and now we have updated it since 2010 when the game was in development, making sure multiplatform development is as easy as possible. And we were working on achieving these multiplatform skills. And as we saw for Sonic Forces, we can deliver a game across non-smart, and high-end spec machines,” said Iizuka.
Our artists are making great content at very high levels, and if you’ve got this great PC, its worth it. And we’ll be sure that everyone who plays on the Nintendo Switch have the same experience. So we don’t usually use the same high-end assets, but Hedgehog Engine can reduce this to a size where it’ll look as decent as a ‘high-end’ PC.
While Sega and Nintendo were once great rivals, the Sonic franchise has found a strong following on Nintendo. Given that a lot of Switch owners will be watching the game attentively so as to see what reviews say about the Nintendo version. Sonic Frontiers is the most anticipated game in quite some time – hopefully Switch owners will have the deluxe version that they can enjoy. Those will not wait long to discover the truth, as Sonic Frontiers will release November 8th on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox 5 and PC. Until then, readers can buy a copy of all of our earlier coverage of Sonic Frontiers here.
Are you ready to play Sonic Frontiers? Do you plan to buy the game by Switch?