How Sonic Lost World became a Nintendo exclusive
Sonic Lost World is one of three Sonic titles that will be exclusive to Nintendo platforms. But how did that exclusivity happen in the first place?
In an interview with ONM this month, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka explained that Sonic Lost World was originally being made on the PC “in order to see what kind of platformer we could make.” Nintendo systems were chosen “when we tried to think about which platform would be best for this game”.
Iizuka’s full quote from the magazine reads:
“The Wii U hadn’t been revealed when development began for Sonic Lost World, so we were working on a PC version in order to see what kind of platformer we could make. Then, when we tried to think about which platform would be best for this game, we chose Nintendo.”
Thanks to joclo for the tip.