Is an announcement imminent?
Hot on the heels of two other stories about Sonic Generations on the PC now comes a third: You may recall that back in June we ran a story about a “Sonic Generations Beta” appearing in the Steam Registry. For those of you who need a bit of a refresher on the matter, Steam actually stores on your computer application data for every game that has ever been added to the Steam library, whether you own it or not, even for games that have not yet been released. It was here that an entry for Sonic Generations was initially discovered, providing our first concrete evidence that a PC version was likely to see release.
And, much like that original story, a poster at NeoGAF named “ezodagrom” has discovered two brand new entries for Sonic Generations in the Steam registry.
Both seem to be some form of pre-order bundle for Sonic Generations. One comes with every Sonic game currently available on Steam, and the other simply comes with a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 1. This seems odd, considering the Meristation preview from a few weeks ago stated Sonic Generations comes with a Sega Genesis emulator built in – perhaps suggesting that feature has been removed for this PC version. It wouldn’t be the first time a Sonic game landed on PC with excised content; Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing launched on PC minus the game’s online multiplayer.
With all of this information surfacing about the still-unofficially-confirmed PC version, one would think an announcement of some sort should be following shortly. More as it happens!