Sonic Superstars is an exciting return to the Blue Blur’s 2D origins, but its new art style exists because its developers don’t think the classic pixel art approach will be “viable” in future.

Speaking to GamesRadar+ at Gamescom 2023, Sonic Team head and Sonic Superstars producer Takashi Iizuka discussed (via a translator) the importance of having both 2D Sonic games, like Superstars, and 3D titles like last year’s Sonic Frontiers.

Source: N4G PC Sonic Superstars Team Doesn't Think Pixel Art Will Be a "Viable" Art Style in 10 Years