In a recent interview, head of developer Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, was asked if Sonic Runners, the upcoming free-to-play runner game for smartphones, would signal an end to Sonic games on consoles. His response, translated by a member of The Sonic Stadium forums named “woun,” should be reassurance for fans:
Currently we don’t. Now this product only, select the smartphone as a friendly platform to the user’s, just say F2P and that was suitable for there. Personally, I don’t plan to stop Sonic for home-video game consoles. Don’t worry about them! And enjoy!
For everyone else, given the quality of Sonic console games, it’s basically a threat.