SEGA and IGN have started sharing information about the next game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise Sonic Frontiers. We are promised new details throughout June as part of the exclusive project of this famous resource, a short teaser trailer was first released, and the next day a full-fledged video appeared with a seven-minute story about the new adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic Frontiers is the first “big” game in the main series of 3D platformers since 2017, when the world saw Sonic Forces. And this is the first game about Sonic, which will take place in the open world, so its gameplay, demonstrated by the developer in the new video, is more like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild than the classic platform games of the past.

Unfortunately, the video is a bit disappointing: the world seems empty, and the rails Sonic is racing in the air have a frankly strange look and do not fit into the landscape. Overall, the state of the game so far seems rather crude and far from release, although SEGA promises that Sonic Frontiers should be released later this year. The release is planned on all gaming platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (the game already has Steam page), Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.