Sonic Frontiers

Is Sonic Frontiers Open World?

Will Sonic's newest evolution provide an open world to explore?

Sonic Frontiers, the new installment in Sega’s flagship franchise, promises to be a massive evolution of the franchise, with a new gameplay format and style compared to Sonic’s last few outings. With that in mind, is Sonic Frontiers an open-world game?

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Is Sonic Frontiers Open-World?

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The short answer is, yes, Sonic Frontiers will be the first open-world game in the franchise, with Sega playing up that this title offers “open-zone platforming.” Sonic will touch down on the Starfall Islands, an open-ended world where he will be able to platform, solve puzzles, and engage with enemies as he typically does.

With this new open-world area, gamers will prepare themselves for more action and combat-oriented gameplay than in past Sonic titles. The larger world will also offer Sonic more room to run around, which also means players will have flexibility in the order that they choose to tackle the game.

It’s worth noting that the entire game is not an open world, as Sonic Frontiers will still offer linear sections known as “Cyber Space” levels. These levels will play similarly to Sonic’s established formula while shifting between third-person and side-scrolling sections in the same way as titles like Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations.

That’s all you need to know about Sonic Frontiers’ open world. If you’d like to find out more about this upcoming Sonic adventure, check out Twinfinite’s interview with Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka to learn more about the new direction of Sonic.

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Matt Anderson
Matt has been a freelance writer at Twinfinite for a year, and he's been in the games media industry for three years. He typically covers topics related to console news and industry trends for the site, and he has a major interest in first-party console games. Matt also has a Bachelor’s in Screenwriting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is an avid content creator on YouTube and TikTok, and legend has it he once asked Super Smash Bros. Melee to be his Prom date.