A developer who worked on the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 remaster for Sonic Origins believes Sega is to blame for the game’s poor launch state.
A developer for sonic the hedgehog 3 remaster included in Sound origins recently claimed that Sega refused to delay the game despite the reported issues.
Simon Thomley, known professionally as Stealth, posted a thread detailing his experience working on Sound origins. He expressed his frustration with Sega’s version of the sonic the hedgehog 3 remaster, revealing that Sega tweaked the final version submitted by the team. “The integration introduced some wild bugs that conventional logic would have you believe were our fault – many of them aren’t,” the developer explained. “Re Origins, we were strangers creating a separate project that was then turned into something completely different. We knew there would be a major time crunch and we worked on the ground to deal with it just to get it even done and released.”
Stealth admitted his team made mistakes throughout Origins‘ development cycle, but still believed it performed admirably under time constraints. He further claimed that the team was unhappy with Sound origins‘ prior to submission, stating “many things were out of our control”. Regarding the game’s issues, Stealth said, “We requested to make some major fixes near the submission, but we weren’t allowed due to the submission and approval rules. questions about the delays early and repeatedly, but we were told that was not possible.” The developer has revealed that it offers to fix bugs in the game in the future, although nothing has been decided yet.
“We want these issues resolved,” Stealth continued. “We provided a ton of feedback during and after development for both Origins and his Sonic 3 the integration. We did a fair amount of work after our internship ended to fix things, support Sega, and prepare for future updates. The developer further promised his team to listen to community feedback and that “we care about our work and Sonic.”
Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka previously confessed that legendary singer Michael Jackson composed music for sonic the hedgehog 3. Naka confirmed Jackson’s involvement while commenting on the differences between the game’s 1994 release and its remaster. The industry veteran expressed surprise at the changes to sonic the hedgehog 3The SEGA soundtrack, with Naka further revealing that “SEGA Official uses Michael Jackson’s music”.
Sound origins is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.