Sega is looking to hire an expert in Sonic lore to make the hedgehog’s universe “more meaningfully connected.”
A job listing posted last week by Sega indicates that the company is looking for someone to help guide and “support the growing needs” of the Sonic lore team across all forms of Sonic media. The role is for an associate manager who would help deliver a cohesive experience for Sonic the Hedgehog fans.
The job description states that aside from both project management and creative duties, the new associate manager will be “immersed in the organizing and shaping of Sonic lore, canon, characters, and universes, helping to bring consistency, connectivity, and creativity to all things Sonic across various forms of media including games, animation, comics, and more.”
Katie Chrzanowski, Sonic’s community manager, has even given further details on the role should one get hired for it. “In the past few years, we’ve been looking at the entire universe of Sonic and how things tie together canonically for the future,” Chrzanowski states. “Sega put together a small team of us internally… we’re working on making the universe and stories more meaningfully connected.”
The truth of the matter is that the Sonic timeline, or whatever you call it, is one big mess. So much so that some games are even considered both canon and/or otherwise. Getting Sonic’s history sorted out would mean we’d finally get an official core timeline to work with in both the games and other media. It would also likely mean we’d get different versions of Sonic or have timeline crossovers, like a multiverse or some crisis of the infinite earths kind.
That being said, if Sonic does get his lore sorted out, it might encourage older video game favorites like Mario, Link and Megaman to get theirs fixed too. The latest game is Sonic Frontiers which was released for major consoles such as the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.