The next installment in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series might bring a return to Sonic Adventure gameplay.
Morio Kishimoto, the director of Sonic Frontiers, took to Twitter to express his wish for the next Sonic game. He made a number of tweets, in which he stated his desire to return to the Sonic Adventure style of gameplay.
Kishimoto says he considered whether or not a boost mechanic would be beneficial to the Sonic Frontiers game, and eventually decided to include it in the next Sonic game. However, he does not appear to be interested in bringing the mechanic back for a game that does not rely on it.
Kishimoto explained that he fully understands the advantages of having a boost mechanic. He promised fans that he and his team at Sega would also test the coexistence of boost and spin dash in the Sonic Adventure series. However, he added that he would rather have the level design work without the boost mechanic in the Sonic Adventure series.
Sega has advertised for the position of game programmer in a previous article. Unreal Engine 4 may be used in the game engine.
Under "Welcome Skills," the listing includes practical experience with Unreal Engine 4, action game development experience, network game development experience (P2P online battles, etc.), and basic knowledge of 3D mathematics/physics.