Sonic Boom Runs on the Latest Version of CryEngine, Supports Co-op, Runs in 1080p, and More

"The Wii U game is being developed by Big Red Button Entertainment, a newly formed game development studio consisting of employees such as Bob Rafei, former top dog at Naughty Dog and Jeff Lander, founder of Darwin 3D. The Nintendo 3DS version is appearing to be handled by Sanzaru, known for it's recent work on Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time."


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skydragoonity1715d ago

*in guiles voice* SONIC BOOM!!!

afterMoth1715d ago

So Wii U is 1080p. I'm guessing the Xbox One could probably hit 900p then or maybe 1080p and cut back on some of the visual bells and whistles.

malokevi1715d ago

I get it! because... you're implying that the Xbox One is less powerful than the WiiU! ahahahaha. That's the funniest thing I've ever read in my entire life!

*runs off a cliff*

Qrphe1715d ago

Sonic Lost World was also 1080p as "confirmed by developers" then it wasn't as also "confirmed by developers." It really wasn't.

afterMoth1715d ago

Much like Ryse at one time being 1080p?

thehitman1715d ago

Just so you guys know.... 1080p is just a resolution says nothing about the textures, shadows, effects, lighting of the game.... Ofc Wii U can do 1080p doesnt mean the game will look graphically impressive but the characters are animated so it cant look bad.

bennj1715d ago

"runs in 1080p (according to the trailer)"

ok so it's native 720p and upscaled 1080p for promotion.

KevinCubes1715d ago

Hmmmm something sounds fishy here
*scratches head with WiiU gamepad*

mrbojingles1715d ago

A lot of things can do 1080p, it all depends on programming. Obviously a Wii U game maxing out its hardware at 1080p may not have as much going on as a XB1/PS4 game running at 720p. You can't just compare resolutions

CrossingEden1715d ago

Man look at that 1080p resolution, because 1080p means automatically good graphics rite gais?
Meanwhile, here's a game that's running at 900p

bmx_bandit1714d ago

@ Moth
Wow, over 200 comments of you and EVERY ONE is trolling MS.

Congratz, I see you use your time on this planet quite well. /s
No friends, no gf, no life maybe?

GhostTurtle1714d ago

*hands malokevi a cookie*

Good boy!

Gamer19821714d ago

But lets be honest here its a cartoon game. Its easy to run a sonic game in 1080p compared to a real looking game. You8 cannot compare a comic, cel shaded or cartoon game to a real world looking game. Because real world looking games need details like hair, real looking effects etc something all the others I listed do not and those things take a lot more processing power and memory. People just think game development its all numbers and its easy and don't look at the real world.

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callahan091714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

Looks pretty great, actually. I hope this is finally a well-received Sonic game. It kind of looks more like a Ratchet & Clank mixed with Crash Bandicoot type game this time. I hope it lives up to the amount of fun the trailer made it look like.

dcj05241715d ago

Oh 0_O this was unexpected. I'm a massive sonic fan so i hope this turns out good. Bought wii specifically for sonic so might do the same for the wii u ( seriously the only games i played on wii was Sonic Colors and super mario galaxy)

deafdani1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

You only played two games put of the entirety of Wii's library?

Wow, I... I don't even know what to say. You missed out on a lot, dude.

Gamer19821714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

Missed out on a lot? Lets be fair here the wii had some great games but not many it was the king of shovelware.. Apart from its first party titles it had only a few decent 3rd party games thanks to 3rd partys not supporting it apart from shovelware and crappy ports.. Dont get me wrong it had a few good 3rd party exclusives but not many..

deafdani1714d ago


It's true, the Wii was the king of shovelware indeed. That didn't stop it from amassing a lot of great games as well, and if you only play TWO games on the Wii, then you, in fact, missed out on a lot like I said. There's a ton of awesome first party games for the Wii, and even a respectable amount of good third party games.

Zelda Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Metroid Other M, Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, Red Steel 2, Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure, Sin & Punishment: Star Sucessor, Excitetruck, Excitebots, De Blob, A Boy and his Blob, No More Heroes 1 & 2, MadWorld, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Mario Kart Wii, all of the Bit.Trip games on Wiiware, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario Strikers Charged, Super Smash Bros Brawl, House of the Dead: Overkill, Dead Space: Extraction, Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Punch-Out!!, Kirby's Return to Dreamland... all of these games were well received critically, and a few of them are among the very best games of last generation. Hell, there are probably more, these are just off the top of my head.

stragomccloud1715d ago

You've missed out on some real gems then.

trenso11714d ago

.......not even Brawl? I know it didn't feel as good as Melee game-play wise but not even Brawl?

thezeldadoth1715d ago

The former naughty dog guy that worked on crash bandicoot, jak and daxter, and uncharted is heading this game.

KonsoruMasuta1715d ago

Really? If that's true, I have a little more faith in this game.

thezeldadoth1715d ago

it is true, he actually is CEO of the company making it

Dravidian1715d ago

Guess It's time to change pants again...

Emme1714d ago

Yeah, and the former designer of Deus Ex and Thief made Mickey Epic. And the former Blizzard guy made this not so successfull demon killer MMO. That former Doom guy made Daikatana. Means nothing.

carreirabr1714d ago

After working on Drake's Fortune, he's doing a Sonic Game???? God works in misterious ways, indeed.

linkenski1709d ago

Most likely he quit when he realised ND's new focus was cinematic stuff, and his use as an art designer who used to make fantasy-like characters became redundant. Naturally he'd like to have an opportunity to make something like Jak & Daxter again, and after all Sonic is one of the only big platformer mascots left in an industry full of samey TPS and FPS shooters nowadays.

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KrisButtar1715d ago

Seem like Knuckles has hulked out a bit since I seen him last

Yep1715d ago

Looks a bit like Crash Bandicoot. Unsurprisingly so too considering the development team's history.

weekev151715d ago

Aces, might be worth changing the title, the article states that it's not running the latest version of cryengine...

I still think it looks interesting but will wait and see rather than throwing my money at it. Was a bit disappointed with the gameplay in lost world.

SirDjss1715d ago

If this game supports ONLINE co-op its an instant buy for me ;)

wonderfulmonkeyman1715d ago

I doubt it will, but it'll still be an instant buy for me.
Did any of the other Sonic games even have online co-op?

ZainreFang1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

This game is unlike any of the other Sonic games, anything could happen.

eaise1715d ago

I read an article that said there was no online Coop and since all the other facts in that article were supported by many other articles I'm almost certain it is true. But even with only local Coop this game will be awesome!