Why doesn't Sega ever port Sonic Unleashed to the PC?

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by John Chrysler, Aug 25, 2021.

  1. Beamer the Meep

    Beamer the Meep

    Better than Sonic Genesis... Member
    Heroes at least has the benefit of an older PC port though, Unleashed doesn't. I'm fairly certain the only reason SA1 was on Gen 6 consoles was because of the PC port of DX and it looked bad to have its sequel be alone. Heroes, while having a former port they could modify in a similar way, just isn't popular enough to warrant it (at least that's the assumption since the money is lying on the table there). Unleashed would require a lot more time, effort, and money and it was less popular than Heroes on release.
  2. John Chrysler

    John Chrysler

    Also another thing why doesn't Sega ever port Daytona USA 2 to modern consoles now? Is it for the same reasons why they won't port Unleashed?
  3. karlafalves


    Gaia Gate Guard Member
    Austin Keys' Linkedin profile still mentions Sonic PC ports,

    Manage porting projects of popular Sonic titles to new-to-SEGA PC platforms (EA Origin, Amazon Luna, Epic Games Store), expanding availability of Sonic titles to a wider digital audience

    which is a little bit different from its previous description,

    Port popular Sonic titles to new-to-SEGA PC platforms, expanding availability of Sonic titles to a wider digital audience

    That is, despite focusing on other (or specific) PC platforms from now on, we shall expect more Sonic ports coming to PC in the future indeed (even though that would mean Epic exclusives :rolleyes:).
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  4. Frostav


    The Heroes PC port is a completely broken mess on the level of the original SADX port. Any port of Heroes would no doubt be a new one because that one is so busted you'd have to basically make a new one even if you started from it.

    ^ that honestly reads to me more as "we will port new Sonic games to PC" which they have been doing.
  5. Beamer the Meep

    Beamer the Meep

    Better than Sonic Genesis... Member
    Not necessarily. The Broken DX port was used as the basis for the port to Gen 6 consoles. If anything, that created even more bugs. I would not put it past them to do the same with Heroes if they were to do it.
  6. Forte


    I speak better after three beers Member
    Imagine getting Sonic 06 port, and not Heroes or Unleashed :V
    I mean, there is an ongoing fan project to port it, right?
  7. SuperSnoopy


    I like Sonic Advance Member
    Lyon, France
    Drawing, studying Japanese
    There's currently like 17 fan projects aiming to bring 06 to pc in some form or another, and this is likely all we'll get.
    There's NO way Sega will ever re-release this game, pc or otherwise.
  8. Blastfrog


    See ya starside. Member
    I apologize if this comes off as pedantic (and admittedly it somewhat is), but the Dreamcast and GameCube are both 6th gen consoles. I think you mean 7th gen.
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  9. Forte


    I speak better after three beers Member
    Yeah, I know. I still have a soft spot for it though - it wasn't great, but it had its moments, and the music was great. Solaris Phase 2 and that remix of His World E3 Version) will always be on my playlist.

    But that kiss will forever haunt my dreams.
  10. Crasher


    Why hello there! Member
    I'm gonna be honest. After seeing Colours: Ultimate, I'd be fearful of an Unleashed port. Considering the quality of the port for their better received title, I have a feeling Unleashed will fare much, much worse.


    Because people still play it.

    Seriously. I actually beat the game for the first time recently after avoiding it for 4 years, and it was still active.

    Granted, I used a heavily modded version that added things like the extra Chaos fight, so my experience wasn't even the normal one.
  12. TheBdude


    One thousand game breaking bugs on the wall... Member
    For whatever it may be worth, Unleashed does have the advantage of not being built for the Wii. Seems like many of the compromises in Colors Ultimate are based around having to gut and replace the renderer.
  13. Gnidel


    If I could make a perfect version for me, I would give a Sun Medal after every act and collectable medals would be all Moon Medals. The requirements for Sun Medals would be still there, but it wouldn't matter which acts were finished. Finished Day Act 1, 2 and 4 (from DLC)? Go ahead. Finished two night Acts and a side quest? Fine. Day Act from HD version, Day Act from SD version and a boss? 3 Sun Medals for you, good sir. Of course numbers would have to be rebalanced, but I think 3 medals per zone would be balanced.
    Combining content from base game, DLC and SD version would result in package so big that werehog could be 90% skipable who offer challenge from DLC acts over werehog - but still there for those interested or who like werehog over day stages.

    Moon medals could be used for something else, like customization (Avatar?) or another characters (could be reskins, Shadow, Metal and Blaze for the day, Knuckles, Amy and Omega for the night).

    But I can just dream and another bare-bones release is more likely.