Sonic PC ports could be on the way, according to a now-deleted LinkedIn post by SEGA of America. Exact titles weren’t specified, only that the publisher was pivoting its stance on PC games.
In a ResetEra thread, user Stealthyfrog noted that the game publisher was listed as hiring a DIrector of Production Services. According to their screenshot, one of the responsibilities was listed as “Port popular Sonic titles to new-to-SEGA PC Platforms, expanding availability of Sonic titles to a wider digital audience”.
While Sonic PC games aren’t totally non-existent, there are a good chunk of Sonic games not available on the platform. These include console exclusives like Sonic and the Black Knight, which was exclusive to the Wii due to its motion controls.
While SEGA hasn’t come out to comment on the rumors, this does seem in line with earlier reports about the publisher learning that their games do well on PC. The re-release of Persona 4 Golden on PC, becoming one of the most played Steam games at launch. Similarly, the publisher has also learned a lot about the international appeal of games like Yakuza, so it would make sense that they’d be looking to make more of their games available on PC.
Sonic’s 3D Wii releases are some of the most elusive games in the franchise, being hard to port due to their motion controls and generally being considered middling at best in quality by the greater public. Still, to some fans a chance to play the games without having to pray that their Wii still works would probably be a good source of goodwill for the publisher.