One of our sadder announcements from last night concerns the future of TSSZ+, our streaming initiative. After over three years of late-night news broadcasts, special event coverage, and let’s-plays of nearly every major Sonic game, we’re sorry to say that TSSZ+ will shut down by the end of this year. While we’ve thoroughly enjoyed producing streams for you, once summer rolls around, we won’t have enough regular content available to justify keeping the service alive. We also understand that there are Sonic sites and personalities with much larger, more developed streaming presences; we don’t want to keep competing against them and splitting community viewership. There’s no official timeline for when the service will close or what will happen to the rest of our video content, but we’ll let you know once we figure that out. Until that day comes, we have lots of our original programming left to produce for you, including TSSZ Plays Sonic Adventure 2 and the remainder of this season of The Final.
When we launched TSSZ+ in 2016, it didn’t even have a real name; “TSSZ on Twitch” was about as official as it got. TSSZ Plays Sonic Unleashed set the stage for things to come, not least of which has been our yearly SEGA at SXSW panel coverage, which we’re particularly proud of. It’s also enabled us to hook you up with some exclusive Sonic swag thanks to SEGA’s fine PR folks, and we’ll always be appreciative of that. As the man behind the initiative, it’s been a thrill to bring such an endeavor to life, and while it’s sad to see the service go, we hope it’s brought you some entertainment and enjoyment, and we hope you’ll stay with the service through the next few months – there’s a lot more fun to come!