Sonic Frontiers free DLC roadmap map puts other AAA games to shame

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Sonic Frontiers seems to be a hit, with many agreeing that it's a step in the right direction for the Blue Blur’s 3D adventures. With SEGA and Sonic Team happy with its reception, the two announced a completely free DLC roadmap for the open-zone title.

Sonic’s free content comes through 2023 includes new modes, new challenges, and even a new story with playable characters who aren’t Sonic. With everything being a free add-on, Frontiers’ post-launch support puts a lot of AAA games to shame.

Naturally, fans are quite smitten with the free DLC coming to Sonic Frontiers in 2023. In fact, most of the content seen below would be paid content in most AAA games, making this Sonic title superior in the morality department.

On the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter, the free DLC roadmap for next year was outlined. From mundane things like a Photo Mode to more substantial content like a new story and extra playable characters, this is all very promising.

It’s also worth noting that this is the first time Amy, Knuckles, and Tails have been playable in a 3D Sonic game since the dreaded Sonic ‘06. While it’s not yet known if they will be playable in the open-world or limited story sections, just being able to use them again in 3D is a big deal.

Multiple AAA games have made gamers pay for less meaningful content, whether they be costumes or new animations. Various shooters lock weapons and gun skins behind paywalls, while some games also make players pay for extra costumes.

Even SEGA has been guilty of this. Sonic Origins made fans pay for extra animations and challenge levels, while Sonic Colors Ultimate locked music and gloves behind paid DLC.

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Sonic Frontiers is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Considering all of the promising DLC coming next year, this might be worth picking up for those that have shown a keen interest in it.

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