So not to be "that guy" but I doubt the executive who thought "Hey, this would be cute to include in our anniversary event. Let's give it a self aware title that makes fun of the fact that it's going to be glitchy because it's just a prototype because doing that with bad Sonic games on the Sonic twitter has done lovely." intended to bring back painful old memories. I don't think the person who decided to release this was thinking about any of that stuff you mentioned, hell that might not have been part of the company or even known about it. Y'all are thinking too deep into this.