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SEGA issues an apology letter for Sonic Mania PC delay

The team behind Sonic Mania (Headcannon, PagodaWest Games, and Christian Whitehead) have issued an apology to everyone who pre-purchased Sonic Mania on Steam or the PC Collector’s Edition. Sonic Mania is still planned for release on August 15th for the Xbox One, PS4, and Switch platforms. However, PC players will have to wait until August 29th.

Additionally, a free steam copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game will be provided to those that pre-purchased Sonic Mania.

Here’s the full apology letter:

Source: Twitter

John Perkins

John's first glimpse into gaming was with the Sega GameGear in ’94. His first game ever was Ecco the Dolphin. It was around this time he developed his love for the 90's cartoons based on Sonic the Hedgehog. He favorite Sega games include; NiGHTs, Panzer Dragoon, Shenmue, and Sonic. Currently, he is finishing his degree in Multimedia Studies & aspires to become an accomplished 3d animator/ modeler.

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  • Nathaniel Gates

    Is this a clever ruse by Sega to get us to buy it on a second platform, so we can play day one? 😉

    • You are so right… A pathetic 90s style game does not need an extreme polish work to run in current PC, even in a GT or AMD Radeon graphic cards… Pathetic SEGA.

      • Carlos markic

        I literally just signed up to tell you that you are a fucking moron… The only thing pathetic here are idiots like you…

  • Great. Now apologize for censoring Streets of Rage 3 in the US!

  • John Perkins

    I’m sure the wait will be worth it!

  • Hikingguy

    I appreciate that they took the extra step and were honest enough to address it formally.

    • John Perkins

      I’d rather they take the time to get the game polished up than release a buggy version.

      • Hikingguy

        I agree 100%. First impressions count. And games, and publishers, get a reputation, good or bad. And if it only takes a few extra days to polish it up, I do not see that as a big deal at all.

        • Chris Bower

          What and neither of you think it should have been ready to go already? Ah its alright its only 2 weeks who cares right? It SHOULD have been just as ready as the consoles it didnt just start development last week this is the second delay! To delay it 3 days before release is an almighty screw up but people like you will just happily look past it. This would be bad enough on a AAA modern game not a small 16 bit one……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

          • Hikingguy

            This game would never run on a 16 bit console in its current form.
            Resources are not infinite.
            And you are right, “people like me” are more than happy to look past it. Life is not fair and has taught me that the day a video game is released is a very small issue in the larger scope. There are far bigger things in life to get upset about than a “small 16 bit” Sonic game being delayed 2 weeks for the computer. But if this “almighty screw up” is the biggest tragedy in your life, then life must not be that bad.

          • Chris Bower

            God your pathetic! When something makes you mad moaning about it online is about the weakest thing you can do. The way your talking you think people have just snapped and gone out on mass shootings over it! Do you think me and others have lost sleep over this? No it just pissed us off so we made a comment online. Dont tell me there are bigger things to be upset about you jumped up little queen! As if people dont know that! You have no clue what other people have going on in their lives so who are YOU to tell others what to get mad about and what to comment on online? I forgot all about this until i saw your reply. I have never told anyone what to be mad over online that is just a direct sign of a sociopath, stop trying to control everything and everyone you little psycho in the making!

          • Chris Bower

            When a company makes a massive screw up like this in your eyes we all have to keep quiet and not say anything? What is it you want exactly for people to only be mad when and at what you want? “Bigger things to worry about” who are you to judge what pisses people off?! I bet you piss people off all day every day yet walk around oblivious to it with a god complex stuck out your fucking arse crack!

          • Hikingguy

            maybe, I guess.
            But were you replying to yourself or me?

          • Hikingguy

            Who said anything about “in the making”? Okay, I understand much better now.

      • Sure, dude. A 90s graphic game is so hard to polish, sure… 100% True…
        Conformity is staining the industry standard, your comment is an example of that.

  • Ikagura

    PC players should apologize first

  • Chris Bower

    Should have been ready to go already nevermind this “i can wait its only 2 weeks”. Death is still possible within that time you know! I could deal with it if the delay was announced ages ago not 3 days before release! Also if it was sonic forces or any other modern game fair enough but it isnt it is a small 16bit game yet its getting a free pass for why? Its Sega they have done nothing but screw up for years! They get a small game onto 3 of the 4 platforms and everyone starts noshing them off, idiots!

    • Hikingguy

      I am not sure what the anger is about. As you said, it is only a “small 16 bit game”. If you are worrying about death, then use a credit card and buy any of the 3 options out now and play it there.

      • Chris Bower

        Anger…. real anger is smashing your own house up over this or attacking someone. NOT making a pissed off (justified by the way) comment online you sheltered little tart!

        • Hikingguy

          good point.

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