I don't think this fandom really cares In any case, while I do understand the general restlessness about the state of the franchise, I also don't think it does anyone any good to so obsessed about it. The more you obsess about this, the more expectations you build and because of that, whenever something actually IS announced, you'll inevitably be disappointed because you got your expectations so high. It's the vicious cycle of Sonic games; fans will build up very unreasonable expectations, and then get upset when those expectations aren't met. And I'm positive Sega is aware of that, which is why there's been so much radio silence, because they're afraid of whatever gets announced is going to be torn to shreds, and the longer they wait, the more likely that's going to happen unfortunately. For my part, I'm older now and kind of over the whole uncertainty and anticipation of Sonic games; if it's good, then I'll be happy and satisfied. If it's another mediocre game, then it's just business as usual, but I'm kind of tired of losing sleep about this franchise because honestly, nobody knows what's going to happen and I'd rather just play other games in the meantime until one gets announced.