Sumo Digital and Sega have announced that they have delayed Team Sonic Racing with the title now slated for a release date of May 21, 2019.
Apparently, Sega is giving the team some extra time to work on the cooperative-focused racing title. Sega has apologized for the delay but states that quality is what matters most for a game such as this one. Here’s the full statement from Sega concerning the pushback (via IGN):
“Team Sonic Racing is the ultimate blend of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing, featuring your favorite characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. To deliver the highest quality experience to fans, SEGA has decided to delay the launch of the title.
During this additional time, SEGA and Sumo Digital will continue to hone the title to enhance the player experience to ensure Team Sonic Racing delivers the best gameplay experience possible.
We understand that many fans were looking forward to a Winter release and apologize for any inconvenience caused. We’re confident that with this additional time our teams will ensure delivering an unforgettable experience that fans can enjoy for years to come. Team Sonic Racing is now set to be released on May 21, 2019.”
Team Sonic Racing was originally scheduled to release sometime this winter but a concrete release date was never confirmed. The racer will launch on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC later next year.