August 15, 2022

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Sega pulls the vast majority of classic Sonic games from digital stores

Sega pulls the vast majority of classic Sonic games from digital stores

Sega will “remove digital copies of” Sonic the Hedgehog 1And 2And sonic 3 and knucklesAnd audio CD Starting May 20, according to a press release published in multiple Locations (via player). The ad is very light on the details. (You can read it faster than A fast runner can do Green Hill Zone 1), but mentions that the games that are checked out will appear in a file coming Sonic Origins Collection.

At the moment, this mostly seems like an issue for PC players. Games are not available individually on PlayStation Store and only 2 And CD Available to purchase separately on Xbox. However, all the games are available on Steam. Sega says you’ll be able to purchase Sega Ages editions from Sonic 1 And 2 On Nintendo Switch or play 2 With Nintendo Switch Online Plus.

assets It wasn’t released until June 23, which means there’s going to be a month-long hiatus where you can’t buy easily, for example, audio CD. Even ignoring the gap, it’s still annoying that Sega removed the ability to legally buy games individually and not combine them with other games you might not want.

This is especially true thanks to the pricing. Sonic Origins It’ll be $40, while games being crossed out cost $5 each on Steam. Certainly, the people in assets They’ll be remastered and come with other features like new game animations, a museum feature, and more, but if you don’t care or just want one or two of these games, you may suddenly have to pay more.

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I say “maybe” because the press release lacks detail, which leaves some things unclear. Sonic Origins he is far One of the first Sega games released. what about Sega Genesis Classics collection (aka Sega Mega Drive And Genesis Classics on Steam)? On Switch and other consoles, it’s there Sonic 1 And 2and even the PC version includes sonic 3 and knuckles. Will these groups get some light toys for people who buy them after May 20?

the edge He tried to reach Sega through the company’s press website but was unable to get in touch with anyone who could answer these questions. We’ll let you know if we hear back.