One of the most fun looking announcements of 2018 for me has been the reveal for Team Sonic Racing. I’m not a die-hard Sonic fan or anything, but I’ll be damned if Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed isn’t one of the most enjoyable kart racers on the market. It’s not exactly in the same vein as the Mario Kart games, but it holds its own pretty well due to its competitive and cooperative nature. That’s why this particular news is a bit of a letdown: because we’ll have to wait until May to get our hands on it.

The game was originally scheduled for a Winter 2018 release, but SEGA recently said the following to IGN:

“Team Sonic Racing is the ultimate blend of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing, featuring your favorite characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. To deliver the highest quality experience to fans, SEGA has decided to delay the launch of the title. During this additional time, SEGA and Sumo Digital will continue to hone the title to enhance the player experience to ensure Team Sonic Racing delivers the best gameplay experience possible. We understand that many fans were looking forward to a Winter release and apologize for any inconvenience caused. We’re confident that with this additional time our teams will ensure delivering an unforgettable experience that fans can enjoy for years to come. Team Sonic Racing is now set to be released on May 21, 2019.” — SEGA representative

I can always appreciate a delay for the sake of quality, and since previous games that came out of Sumo Digital and SEGA’s partnership haven’t wronged me yet, I’m sure Team Sonic Racing can bring the hedgehog’s arcadey, fast-paced racers to a new generation in a proper, polished way.

How do you feel about this delay? Are you excited for this new Sonic racing game? Hit up the comments below to let us know!

Source: IGN

Alex MacIntyre
My favorite games are Persona 5, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Yakuza 6. I'm pretty good at Guitar Hero, too. I'm also really into music. My favorite artists are Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Frank Zappa. I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada.

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