Sonic the Hedgehog livestream will show off ‘upcoming projects’

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Sega will host a Sonic Central livestream this Thursday, May 27, and it’s promising “a first look at some of the projects, partnerships, and events for our Sonic 30th celebration.” This year is indeed the 30th anniversary of the original Sega game’s 1991 release, but you don’t exactly need a big milestone to celebrate the blue boi: Sega promised a whole lot of Sonic news in 2020, but we didn’t get much that was relevant to PC, probably thanks to the pandemic.

There’s a fair bit on the cards for Sonic this year, though: the sequel to the live-action film is set to release in April 2022, and the marketing wheels are likely being greased for that right now. There’s also a Sonic Netflix animated series coming later this year, so we might hear more about that.

More interesting for fans of the games is the recent listing of a Sonic Collection on a French retailer’s website. It didn’t reveal much, aside from the fact that it’s coming to PS4. There’s no word on what games will feature in it but there is very compelling evidence that a Sonic Colors remaster project is in the offing.

Does the blue blur get any rest? He’s a persistent fellow. The Sonic Central stream will take place May 27 at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST, or 2am on May 28 in Australia. You can catch it on YouTube or Twitch

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.