A new Sonic game was announced in May 2021 during the 30th anniversary livestream. It was previously reported that the new game would be called Sonic Rangers. However, the reveal at The Game Awards 2021 introduced the game as being called Sonic Frontiers. It is being developed by Sonic Team and developed by Sega.
The game was announced with a brand-new trailer. The trailer shows Sonic running through a forest, before stopping at a cliff, where a large open-space is revealed. The trailer shows off some impressive scenery, giving us an insight into what to expect for the first-ever Sonic game with open-world gameplay. The location seen in the trailer is called Starfall Islands. It appears to have a diverse biome with lots of exploration and gameplay potential. There are towering structures, sprawling grasslands, and rivers and lakes.
Also in Sonic news was the reveal of the first trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film. The trailer was shown at The Game Awards 2021. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be shown in theaters from 8 April 2022.
Sonic Frontiers will be released in late 2022 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4/5, and Nintendo Switch.