When Sonic Origins arrived on consoles and PC in June, it delivered a four-pack of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games from the ’90s. While the bundle was praised for bringing Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD to modern platforms with various gameplay improvements and other additions, it was also heavily criticized. Several bugs, mislabeled titles in the in-game museum, and overall stability (especially with the PC version) frustrated the player base as they waited for Sega to fix the issues. This week, Sega released that long-awaited patch, which addresses these issues and more, hopefully stabilizes the compilation and makes the overall experience more enjoyable.
The two biggest items this patch tackles include fixing game crashing issues and one of the most annoying bugs of the year: tails lagging in Sonic 2 and constantly jumping instead of respawning on the player – we can finally disable mute while playing Sonic 2. The patch also includes fixes for audio errors, menu and controller issues, museum mislabeling, and data saving issues. Unfortunately, the replacement music in Ice Cap, Carnival Night, and Launch Base remains in place.
The patch is now available to download for all platforms. Sonic Origins arrived on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC on June 23. To learn more about the quick selection of games, check out our review here.