Sega will be delisting the individual digital versions of games that are included in the Sonic Origins collection launching later this year.
Last week, Sega finally announced the release date for Sonic Origins, which is coming June 23. The compilation includes Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD, making it a comprehensive title for those that haven’t experienced classic Sonic.
Perhaps unsurprisingly then, Sega has announced in a press release that all of these titles will be delisted from digital storefronts May 20. The press release did note a couple of exceptions. Namely that Sonic 1 and 2 will still be available via Sega Ages on the Nintendo Switch. And Sonic 2 will still be playable via Sega Genesis on Nintendo Switch Online+.
Delisting older titles is always pretty irritating. Sonic Origins costs £32.99 on Steam Which is roughly double the cost of just buying each game individually. Sure there are some extra features. But some of those features mean buying specific packs, and the Digital Deluxe Edition doesn’t even include all of the bonuses. Not only that, but newer ports of games can bring their own issues and bugs with them. Meaning they might actually be worse versions of the game overall.
Sega likely won’t change its stance on this unfortunately, so it’s just something we’re going to have to deal with.
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