One of the key developers involved in the remasters featured in Sonic Origins has said the whole team is unhappy with the condition of the final product.The compilation was released on Thursday and includes remasters of Sonic, Sonic 3, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD.The Sonic CD remaster was originally developed by Christian Whitehead using his Retro Engine, while Sonic 1 and 2 were developed by Whitehead and Headcannon Games.
Headcannon then confirmed in April that it had remastered Sonic 3 & Knuckles for the upcoming Sonic Origins.However, Sonic Origins itself was developed and compiled in-house at Sega using the remasters, and Headcannon developer Simon Thomley (aka Stealth) is not happy with the finished product.“This is frustrating,” Thomley said in a Twitter thread. “I won’t lie and say that there weren’t issues in what we gave to Sega, but what is in Origins is also not what we turned in.“Integration introduced some wild bugs that conventional logic would have one believe were our responsibility – a lot of them aren’t.“Regarding Origins, we were outsiders creating a separate project that was then wrangled into something entirely different.
We knew going in that there would be a major time crunch and we worked ourselves into the ground to meet it just so this would even be made and released.“Again, I can take responsibility for my and my team’s mistakes, and there were some.
Some actual mistakes, some overlooking, some rushjobs, some stuff we noticed but weren’t allowed to correct near the end. It’s absolutely not perfect and some of it is from us.Read more on videogameschronicle.com