Screeching to a halt for a brief pitstop with Sonic producer Takashi Iizuka
Why make it a team game?
With the recent trend for team online games like Overwatch and Splatoon, we also wanted to create something where you share the thrill of victory with other people.
Free DLC? Lootboxes? Customisation?
No lootboxes! No DLC planned yet either. Because it’s an online game we’ll provide plenty of stuff for players to distinguish themselves, including accessories and cars with different specs that will affect gameplay.
Will voice communication be important, or will on-screen info be enough to co-ordinate with teammates?
There’s lots of info on-screen, such as the items your friends are carrying, but there will be voice chat too – handy for things like the Slingshot move, where you need to follow your teammate closely to get a speed boost.
There are no Sega All-Stars here. What’s happening to that series?
The All-Star concept hasn’t been abandoned. That IP is with Sega Europe, so if they have a new idea there’s always a chance for another All-Star-type game!