A logo, which could be for Sonic Frontiers, revealed during Sonic's 30th anniversary

Sonic Frontiers Domain Registered As Steam Curator Page Updated

December 6, 2021

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

A new Sonic domain has been registered by Sega, pointing to Sonic Frontiers being the next major game in the Blue Blur's long-running franchise. In addition, the official Sonic Steam Curator page has had one more game added to its list.

What do we know about Sonic Frontiers?

During the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary live stream earlier this year, a new game starring everyone's favorite hedgehog was teased by Sonic Team. The trailer showed little more than Sonic sprinting through a forest followed by a strange logo. Subsequently, a leaked 4K version of this trailer suggested the game could be called Sonic Rangers. However, last month, Sega trademarked "Sonic Frontiers" as a name, and now, a new domain extension of the official Sonic website suggests this name is about to be made official.

 

Sonic Forces, the last game in the series before the game apparently called Sonic Frontiers
Sonic Forces, the most recent 3D Sonic platformer, received mixed reviews on launch.

You can visit the new website here (although there's not much point in doing so, as it currently shows a garbled error message). The domain registration, coupled with Sega trademarking Sonic Frontiers last month, points strongly to this being the name of the next tentpole Sonic game. We don't know much about this new game, but odds are it's a 3D platformer in the tradition of major flagship entries like Sonic Forces and Sonic Lost World. One thing's for sure: this definitely isn't the new 3D platformer on its way from former Sonic Mania developers Evening Star. It's an entirely new Sonic game being worked on by Sonic Team, with head Takashi Iizuka hoping it will have the same "lasting influence" as Sonic Adventure (thanks, VGC).

How has Sonic's Steam Curator page been updated?

In addition to this new domain registration, the official Sonic the Hedgehog Steam Curator page has also been updated. The "My Games" ticker, which shows how many games a franchise contains, has increased from 34 to 35, suggesting that a new Sonic game announcement is imminent. We're not sure yet whether this will be Sonic Frontiers or the Sonic Origins retro compilation that was announced during the aforementioned 30th anniversary Sonic Central live stream.

 
 
Sonic 3 & Knuckles, one of the games in the upcoming Sonic Origins collection
A new Sonic Origins retro compilation is coming, and unlike the versions of the original games available on Steam, it'll have widescreen support.

We'll have to wait and see what Sega has in store for Sonic in the coming weeks. There's a good chance we'll hear something about the Blue Blur's latest projects at the upcoming Game Awards presentation, which is scheduled for this coming Thursday. Historically, many major gaming announcements have been made at Geoff Keighley's awards extravaganza, so hopefully, we'll get more Sonic news then.

Are you excited to hear more about Sonic Frontiers and Sonic Origins? Let us know in the comments below!

 
 
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Developer
Sonic Team
Publisher
Sega
Platforms
PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Release Date
November 08,2022
Genre
Action Adventure
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