On the time it, was suspected one thing was happening behind the scenes at Sega forward of Sonic’s 30th-anniversary celebrations, however in response to the voice actor, it was his personal choice.
He not too long ago shared this data in an interview with Voices from Krypton (transcript courtesy of The Sonic Stadium):
“I feel my response can be “it’s simply a kind of issues.” It’s a time in trying on the means issues are being dealt with and the way in which that you’re, the place you’re at, and what you sort of wish to take care of, and do. And I discovered myself going, ‘I feel it’s time. I feel it’s time to be achieved.’”
“I do know persons are type of shocked and shocked by it, and it was like “yeah”, and I’ve seen all of the hypothesis that have been like, “voice actors don’t stroll away, he was fired!
It’s attention-grabbing the notion that individuals have, and we get this on a regular basis; like, it’s wonderful how all of the specialists which might be on the market that don’t have anything to do with this trade that make all of those assumptions, , ‘that is how this works and that is what this does’…
You already know, after a whilst you do issues and begin going ‘I feel I’m very happy and I’m very proud and I’m very pleased with what has occurred there,’ and I feel it’s time to say, ‘I don’t wish to maintain doing this.’
Some individuals can be like, “why?” and it’s like, “it doesn’t must make sense to you.” It’s completely good sense to me and it was the fitting factor to do, and I’m blissful to have achieved it.’”
Smith’s departure from the position was adopted by Tails’ voice actor noting she wouldn’t be voicing the character within the upcoming Netflix animation, Amy Rose’s voice actor also revealed she was done and Mike Pollock confirmed he would continue to voice Dr. Eggman in future Sonic video games.
You may see Roger’s parting message (and Sega’s goodbye message to him) in our previous story.