Need another reason to hate the iPhone? Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode was originally scheduled to release during this summer. Now, it’s expected to release in late 2010. It turns out that the downloadable title was delayed for Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and WiiWare due to complications with the controls for the iPhone version.
Speaking to CVG, Sonic Team project lead Takashi Iizuka explained why we won’t be seeing Sonic 4 released until later this year. “Originally, the game was supposed to come out in summer this year. While it wasn’t really apparent at the time, we announced this as a PSN, XBLA and WiiWare title, but at the same time the iPhone version of Sonic 4 was also in development,” says Iizuka.
“The team wanted the game to work really well on the iPhone with the same stages and the same kind of mechanics as the console versions, but it didn’t really work the way the team imagined. What they did was they kept the iPhone version closer to the original and they went back to the console version and changed some stages to be better playable on console. That’s the reason behind the delay and the extension in the development scheduled,” explains Iizuka.
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