Team Sonic Racing delayed until mid-2019
Sonic is fast, but even he was unable to stop his latest racing game from undergoing a lengthy detour.
If you were looking forward to Team Sonic Racing's arrival in December, 2018, you are going to be disappointed. Sega has announced it has been delayed.
To make matters worse, the delay for the follow up to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the 21st of May, 2019, which is quite the development time extension.
Why, exactly, is this the case? Publisher Sega said: "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," the Sonic creator added.
Based on early E3 gameplay impressions, it is perhaps a wise move. Where its successor was a worthy Mario Kart rival, some gaming journalists felt Team Sonic Racing was less engaging and lacking polish.
Team Sonic Racing will be available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One when it does eventually turn up, complete with the new team-based element we talked about here.
Playable characters include Sonic, Tails, Big, Chao, Shadow, Omega and hopefully everyone's favourite slightly overweight baddie, Dr Robotnik.
Sega and developer Sumo Digital will be releasing more details way ahead of the new release date, so keep your eyes glued to DriveTribe Gaming.