The success of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in theatres has mostly been great for fans. A renewed passion for the series that's only set to grow more intense with Sonic Origins, Frontiers, and Prime on the way has made for a refreshing change of pace.
However, for Sonic creators on YouTube, this new wave of attention has actually been disastrous. Ever since the second Sonic movie blew up, YouTube has started labelling Sonic videos as 'for kids', against the will of their creators.
This has resulted in a significant drop in viewers, and limits the kind of content that can be included in the videos. One YouTuber says that the move has resulted in a 70% drop in revenue, with the platform not communicating with creators to remedy the situation.
This is happening to videos that are clearly not child-friendly, and it's not clear what YouTubers can do to fix the issue. Related: Sonic 2 Is Proof That There's Nothing Wrong With Human Characters YouTubers have spoken out in a report from Fanbyte.Read more on thegamer.com