The Sonic the Hedgehog series has always been known to be impressive in relation to the action adventure and platform genre of gaming throughout the 90’s and the 00’s. In terms of whether or not Sega could ever pull of a Sonic the Hedgehog shooter game really depends on how the game is developed. Even with solid gameplay along with an interesting storyline seeing a Sonic the Hedgehog shooter game would seem kinda strange. On one hand making a shooter game for Sonic the Hedgehog would be interesting but on the other hand Sonic does not need a gun to become more popular than he already is.
Besides we already saw a shooter game that featured Shadow the Hedgehog back in the mid 00’s and for whatever it wasn’t well received by fans or critics. If anything giving Shadow the Hedgehog his own shooter game has actually hurt his popularity more than it helped in the long run. Shadow the Hedgehog did not need his own shooter game to become popular than he was following the release of Sonic Adventure 2. While in theory a shooter game for Sonic the Hedgehog would sound cool the idea may not play out too well similar to that of the Shadow the Hedgehog game.