Another interview has gone up with more details. SEGA Producer Omar Woodley and Sega PR representative Aaron Webber had discussed on how Sonic has been affected by the recent SEGA restructure, indicating that Sonic has become even more of a focus now:
AW: In some ways it does affect the way that we approach a franchise, but for us, as you’ve probably seen, we’re focusing a lot more on Sonic these days. Sonic is one of the big things we’re looking at right now. I’m going to be moving down to Los Angeles, and we’ll have a whole team down there that is dedicated to Sonic–to the Sonic brand, to the games, to the licensing. At this point we’re doing Sonic licensing on everything from toys to wallets with the classic Sonic design. That’s something we’ll continue to focus on as we go forward and Sonic remains a huge priority for us.
It sounds like an increased push with Sonic. Not just with Sonic Boom but the franchise as a whole. This may very well be the “reinforcing” of Sonic we heard about.
We’ll continue to keep you up to date on things.
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