Sega and motor vehicle company Tesla have announced a partnership that will bring Sonic the Hedgehog 1 to Tesla’s in-car gaming console for existing and new cars. The exact date that Sonic will be speeding into your electric-powered car has not been specified, but it will likely be sooner rather than later.
Here are additional details on the Sega / Tesla partnership for Sonic the Hedgehog 1 in your car: “SEGA is excited to partner with Tesla to bring this iconic Sonic title to their extensive gaming library. Sonic the Hedgehog 1 will be available in all Tesla models around the world via the built-in display screen in conjunction with a handheld controller connected through the car’s USB ports. Now no matter where you travel, Sonic can come along with you!”
Sonic the Hedgehog 1 is 30 years old (which is frightening to think about), having launched on Sega Genesis in summer 1991. It paved the way for a franchise with spectacular staying power, even when the games aren’t necessarily good. (Sonic Lost World was great though and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.) Recently, Sonic Frontiers was revealed as an essentially open-world take on the franchise, while Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie sequel, not the game) is looking pretty spectacular in its first trailer. However, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 the game will be seeing yet another re-release as part of Sonic Origins, presumably sometime next year.