Sonic Origins hasn''t been reopened too heavily at the start of the game. Sega also caught criticism from fans for making the compilation title into pieces via DLC.
We''re starting to see players figure out some wild glitches and bugs in the title. Just last night, a Twitch streamer discovered that you can effectively skip all of Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' portions by restarting and heading to Hidden Palace. Eep.
In this sense, we''ve seen plenty of Sonic rereleases in our time, and the results have been impressive. A thread of tweets from Headcannon (Sonic Origins dev) creator Simon Stealth Thomley gives us a little insight.
I wont lie and say that there were no conflicts in what we offered to Sega, but that what was in Origins is also not what we changed in, said Thomley in the thread. Integration introduced some wild bugs that conventional logic would have one to believe were our responsibility, and a large number of them arent.
"Regarding Origins, we were outsiders creating a different program that was then transformed into something entirely different. We knew going in that there would be a huge time crunch, and we worked ourselves into the ground to accomplish it just so this could be even made and released."
Thomley admits that the Headcannon team made some actual mistakes" as well as "some overlooking, some rushjobs, and some things we noticed until the end, but it''s also noted that Sega''s portion of development added additional bugs that weren''t in Headcannon''s build.
Headcannon was asked to make "major improvements" towards launch, but was told it couldn''t implement them because of the way submission works ahead of the game''s release. Per Thomley, headcannon repeatedly inquired about delays, but Sega wouldn''t budge.
I''m extremely grateful of my team for their performances under such pressure, but every one of us is very unhappy about the state of Origins and even the Sonic 3 component. We werent too pleased about the pre-submission condition, however, a lot was beyond our control.
Sonic Origins is now available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as Switch and PC through the Epic Games Store and Steam.