“To deliver the highest quality experience to fans.”
In a statement provided to Tech by a SEGA representative, SEGA says the decision was made “to deliver the highest quality experience to fans” and that the extra time “will ensure delivering an unforgettable experience that fans can enjoy for years to come.”
You can find SEGA’s full statement below:
“Team Sonic Racing is the ultimate blend of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing, featuring your favorite characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. To deliver the highest quality experience to fans, SEGA has decided to delay the launch of the title.
During this additional time, SEGA and Sumo Digital will continue to hone the title to enhance the player experience to ensure Team Sonic Racing delivers the best gameplay experience possible.
We understand that many fans were looking forward to a Winter release and apologize for any inconvenience caused. We’re confident that with this additional time our teams will ensure delivering an unforgettable experience that fans can enjoy for years to come. Team Sonic Racing is now set to be released on May 21, 2019.”
Previously, Team Sonic Racing was expected this winter but never given a specific release date. SEGA originally revealed the game ahead of E3 following a few months of teases earlier this year.
For more on Team Sonic Racing, read our hands-on impressions about why teamwork is key in Team Sonic Racing, plus watch our interview with the developers from Gamescom 2018.