Sonic Frontiers is looking very impressive indeed, and promises to do for the Sonic franchise what Breath of the Wild did for Zelda – namely, reinvigorate it via the wonders of open-world exploration (or “open-zone” as Sega prefers to call it).
However, some people online have called out Sega (light-heartedly, we should add) for seemingly copying an Unreal Engine tech demo from a few years back.
Created by CryZENx, the demo shows Sonic dashing around in long grass – an image that admittedly isn’t a million miles away from the footage shown in the Sonic Frontiers trailer.
Despite the uncanny similarity between the two videos (hey, they both feature Sonic and grass!), CryZENx doesn’t appear to be working at Sonic Team on the new game, which is expected to launch late next year. Boo.