Sonic Origins patch is on the way following backlash from developer

By Lee Brady,

Sonic Origins is reportedly getting a patch after publisher Sega saw significant criticism for reportedly rushing the game out under developers Headcannon and removing expected elements.

It should come as no surprise to Sonic the Hedgehog series that publisher Sega have somehow managed to find a way to botch up something as simple as porting the original Sonic games in the recently released title Sonic Origins. One need merely step back in time to 2006 to behold the desecration of the original Sonic the Hedgehog on the Game Boy Advance with Sonic Genesis, which currently sits gloomily on Metacritic with an average critic score of 33 out of 100.

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So when fans eager to play Sonic Origins post-reveal, looking to snap up all those delightful trophies, were faced with a series of issues like wonky physics, paltry additions, bafflingly replaced music — all while Sega delisted previous versions of the included games so players only options were to play the hobbled ports in Origins. Fans weren’t thrilled. These issues were all neatly covered in Bickuribox12’s video on Sonic Origins, which you can view here.

The backlash got so heated that lead developer of Headcannon, the team behind Origin’s Sonic 3 and Knuckles port, Simon “Stealth” Thomley, took to Twitter to air grievances at Sega for mishandling the work of his team. All-in-all, it’s been a messy time for the Hedgehog’s latest release — but there’s a chance it can get better, at least.


Taking to Twitter to reply to a frustrated fan, Sonic the Hedgehog social media manager Katie Chrzanowski clarified that Sonic Origins would be patched in the near future. While the patch looks to handle bugs, Chrzanowski’s tweet doesn’t make any mention the music issue that has fans riled up, meaning quite a big proportion of players are likely to still snub the game going forward.

What do you think about all this? Not remotely phased because news of Sonic games coming out in bad condition has been your entire life upto and including this moment? Keeping your eyes dead ahead waiting for Sonic Frontiers to bring back Big the Cat? Praying Nintendo make Sonic Adventure 3? Let us know in the comments below.
Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium, recent Sony news), and his secret third eye on the junk he really likes (Sonic Superstars, Final Fantasy XVI). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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