Iizuka Says “I Don’t Want to Make Sonic Adventure 3”
In an interview with Polygon, Iiuzka has stated Sonic Adventure 3 being developed would be a “step back” and “might not be an advancement of the series”. Iizuka has stated he doesn’t want to develop Sonic Adventure 3 and step the franchise back just to give the fans what they want.
“I hear people saying that they want Adventure 3, but the path that we’re on and … Adventure 3, what fans want that to be, might not be an advancement of the series,” Iizuka told Polygon during a pre-Tokyo Game Show interview. So I don’t want to do an Adventure 3 and step the franchise back just to give the fans what they want.”
“From the developer standpoint, every Sonic game that we’re making is taking new steps and advances, furthering the game in a new direction, and that’s dictated where the Sonic series has been going,” Iizuka said
“If we can get the gameplay to evolve and get to a place where Adventure 3 makes sense, then you might see an Adventure 3 come out,” said Iizuka. “But we don’t want to take the entire series back to where it was just make people happy. We want to advance the idea of what a Sonic game is.”
Some fans may be disappointed to read Sonic Adventure 3 being developed is extremely unlikely. It certainly doesn’t sound promising. Fans won’t see Sonic Adventure 3 any time soon. Iizuka just isn’t interested.