A physical release of Sonic Mania may be in the cards. In an interview with Twinfinite, SEGA Product Manager Jim Dyer was asked about the possibility of a physical release of the retro-Sonic love letter. Dyer’s response indicates that the company is more than open to doing one:
“We would love to do one. We want the community to know that we are listening, and at SXSW they suggested a lot of interest in us following through with a physical release. But we’re also aware that audience approves of anything Sonic related, so while we are listening and it is something we’d like to do, at this stage we are going to see how it goes.”
So, from what we gather, although many people are asking for a physical release, SEGA needs to know that such a decision makes sense financially. After all, not everyone who asks for a physical copy will end up buying one come launch day. Regardless, if you want a physical release, contact SEGA and let them know!
Also, head on over to Twinfinite to read the full interview.