Sparks, on 10 September 2016 - 01:14 PM, said:
Might be a bit premature to ask, but will any of the issues that delayed this SAGE delay future SAGEs as well? I kind of miss these being a regular thing.
It's kinda hard to predict that. Hopefully this will not happen again any time soon, but the fangaming scene isn't at it's best currently so we can't say for sure. Hopefully this will change in the future, perhaps Sonic Mania will be that spark the community was needing to get back at it,
perhaps Sonic 2017 will be the next Sonic 06 in terms of fangaming (as in, everyone is trying to make fangame version of it)
. It's safe to assume that as long as there's people interested in the fangaming scene, SAGE will always be there, but keep in mind that SAGE is not hosted by a large website, a huge company or whatever. Is a event hosted by people that fangame or are into fangaming, people who also have to work, eat, go to school, sleep and so on. So who knows, the future is unclear, perhaps next year no one will want to host it. Perhaps next year the fangaming scene will be so weak that there's no point hosting an event for two or three fangames or maybe perhaps next year will be amazing ever better (hopefully) than this years' one.
In the end, I guess we all miss it being a regular thing, but it's no one's fault that it isn't anymore. We all sorta grew up and don't have as much time as we used to have a few years ago. So such a question is impossible to answer so early on, maybe next year Neo won't be able to host it again because of personal stuff and no one will want to or maybe you will get a very demanding job that won't allow you to work on your fangame or perhaps next year you'll realize that you're actually into Bubsy and not Sonic and quit the community looking for others "Bobcaters" at some other place, perhaps you guys can even create your own 'BAGE'.
Point is, it's safe to assume that SAGE will exist as long as the fangame community does so you don't have to worry about that much. We may find some obstacles along the way but hopefully we'll always find a way to overcome them... with the real super power of teamwork. Because we're Sonic Heroes.