During their live stream today, Aaron Webber of SEGA announced that the PC version of Sonic Mania has been delayed to August 29th. They said that the game needs more optimization, saying that they want touch it up a little bit to make sure it works across all platforms. The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game are still on track for August 15th.
Those who ordered the Collector’s Edition for the PC version will still receive it on August 15th, and because of this delay, Sonic 1 will be available for free up until August 29th on Steam for those who pre-ordered or bought the Collector’s Edition. It’s unfortunate that this would happen, but they want to make sure this game is as perfect as they want.