Two days ago, as I’m checking my twitter feed, the Sonic the Hedgehog account posts that Sonic Lost World will be coming to the PC. This stopped me in my tracks as I exclaimed “WHAT!?”
This was the best thing I could think to say as this raised several questions at once. First off, what happened to this game being part of the three Sonic game exclusive deal Sega had with Nintendo? Sonic Lost World was the first game in the deal and I wasn’t aware the deal had been met. Some research revealed that Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games actually counted as one of the games and Sonic Boom ended the deal, which I knew about. However, what is interesting is it appears that the deal meant that these exclusivity deals were only temporary. Even though it’s going to be two years later, Sonic Lost World seems to have just been a timed exclusive.
Second thought was how this could improve the game. I’m a big Sonic fan – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Sega Genesis was the first game I EVER played – and I enjoyed Sonic Lost World, even if it wasn’t what I would call a memorable game in the franchise. So the prospect of playing the game on the PC, where it can run at 1080p or higher at 60 frames per second, something all Sonic games should run at due to the speed, is an exciting one. I know the Wii U ran at 60fps but it was at 720p upscaled to 1080p, not true 1080p. The only downside to this port is it won’t include the Legend of Zelda and Yoshi’s Island DLC stages as they of course feature Nintendo owned properties. The Nights into Dreams stage is included though so that’s nice. So I’m thrilled by this news and will definitely be checking it out when it’s released November 2nd.
What do you think of this game coming to PCs two years after it was released? I personally think all Sonic games should come to PC as they can benefit from the power PCs have to offer. Hell, give Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 and Sonic Boom a second chance and bring them to PCs fixed, glitch free, and with graphical improvements! Throw Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors while you’re at it too! But that’s just my opinion. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section and be sure to check out my wordpress blog for more stuff like this. Peace and Love, Gamers and Players! Colorwind out.