That Gorgeous Sonic 2 Remake Has Been Cancelled

A false alarm related to keylogging, which seemed like a pretty raw deal for a promising fan remake of classic platformer Sonic 2, turned out to be just the tip of a giant iceberg scientists have named "Drama". One that's now sunk the game.

We later learned that the project, once a community-developed game, had devolved into farce, with former members saying "lead programmer" LOst had essentially stolen the game and held it to ransom. That move, coupled with the departures of two other key developers, mean the project has now been cancelled.

You can read the full statement over on the group's Facebook page. It's a real shame, but then, this is how most of these projects end up. They might not include as much drama, but they end up on the scrapheap all the same.

Sonic 2 HD [Facebook]


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    Doesn't look very good anyway.

      I'm surprised your future time travelling abilities didn't allow you to tell us it was going to be cancelled.

      yeah looks pretty ordinary. the original wasn't as great as everyone is making it out to be and you can get on the PS2/PS3 (admittedly not HD) and they're hardly any fun at all.

      I would prefer a BattleTech (Crescent Hawk & Revenge)or Mechwarrior reboot any day of the week over a Sonic one.

    To be honest, I'm not surprised by this at all. The appearance of an assumed keylogger was picked up by many news sources, such as Kotaku and IGN, and even made the front page of (US) Yahoo News. When the truth did eventually come out regarding the issues, sites such as Kotaku and IGN did rectify their initial statements. But the damage had already been done, and knowing Yahoo news wouldn't care about fixing the story, it pretty much made the game, and I guess by association all Sonic fangames = malware in the eyes of the general public.

      The game itself has been in development hell for a few years now, AND it had been cancelled before the demo dropped (although they chose to keep that on the quiet). The 'keylogger' issue, while nasty in itself, had nothing to do with the cancellation of the game.

    Welcome to last week Luke.

    No loss. This game ain't a patch on Sonic Fan Remix!

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