‘Sonic Mania’ director wants to make a 3D game next

Sonic Mania was a revival for the blue blur, marking the franchise’s first critically acclaimed title in years. It was a fun throwback with new additions, but some fans may be wanting a 3D game next.

Sonic Mania director Christian Whitehead recently spoke to Eurogamer about his future in game development. Whitehead mentioned that, while a 3D title is more challenging to develop, he’s still interested in the endeavor.

Speaking of games in general I love 3D. I’ve worked personally with my own tech with 3D, not for Sonic. 3D interests me as a game developer a lot,” said Whitehead. “It presents a whole different world of design challenges. The retro aesthetic, the reason I started doing it chiefly was that when I was younger – it’s a lot easier to develop 2D stuff, because I only had the computer my family had. But to do a 3D game you need a larger team, though personally I’m interested in it. I’m definitely down for it.”

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