Looking into what went wrong with Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Liam Robertson, a person known for digging up information about cancelled games, recently took on the challenge of investigating Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric’s troubled development.
There’s no question that Rise of Lyric has a number of major issues. That being said, Robertson does offer some insight into why it wasn’t a better game.
For instance, did you know that Sonic Boom’s debut trailer wasn’t actually comprised of Wii U footage? The video was instead created from the game running on a PC with more powerful hardware. That’s one of the big reasons for the graphical downgrade. And even though there was a disclaimer at the beginning of the trailer stating that it was “in-engine footage” and how it represented “a work in progress”, some people may have felt mislead. Perhaps that’s why it’s now being discovered that SEGA pulled the video from its YouTube channel.
You can get a better overview of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric’s development by watching the video below.