Edit: As of 11th October, Sonic Generations is officially coming to the PC. I've tidied up this post to reflect that so new readers actually have a good idea of what is going on.
Potential system requirements:
Confirmed details, as declared by Sega themselves:Minimum Requirements
Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2x2.0GHz) or AMD equivalent 2GB RAM (Windows 7/XP)/3GB RAM (Windows Vista) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2900 11 GB free hard drive space
Microsoft Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz 3GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 11 GB free hard drive space
-Steamworks and Steam Cloud.
-'Full stereoscopic 3D'
-Resolutions up to 1080p (I wonder how long it'll take before the community breaks that one)
(-Controller support - Not officially confirmed, but button prompts on PC press release shots)
Digital release date:
US - Nov 1st.
Europe - Nov 4th.
Europe will be getting a boxed copy. Release date TBC, but sometime in November. (Wearing my speculation hat, the 3DS version is due out on the 24th, which would seem like a reasonable time to also distribute the PC version)
Pre-orders are currently available at greemangaming (£16.95) and Direct2Drive (£19.95). There will also be pre-order available on Steam with certain incentives, but it is yet not up.
I don't know who cares about this, but as someone who still has a fondness for the blue blur, I'm hoping there might be some others out there who also share the love.
So Generations is the 20th anniversary title for Sonic. Primarily for 360/PS3, some material was found that looked like it was coming to 3DS and PC too. The 3DS version was later confirmed, but nothing heard of the PC version. Following a thread on NeoGAF, I found this post. It's a registry for the beta on Steam.
There's been no word of any beta for any platform, but the actual anniversary isn't too far away, so it's not entirely unlikely that they'll announce something then. Either way, the potential is fantastic. Other than the game looking amazing, which it does already, supposing the game is moddable in any feasible way, it might be possible to have a true HD remake of the older Sonics...and I guess the newer, crapper, ones if people actually want those. (I take exception to Sonic Colours on the Wii, released last year, which was actually pretty good)
So yeah. Here are some videos released so far. Worth noting that the game plans to convert stages so both 2 and 3D can be used. For older levels, that means them imagined in 3D, for the 'younger' levels, 3D levels are imagined in 2D. The music changes aswell - Classic levels are made 16-bit sounding and vice-verca.
Green Hill Zone in both 'Classic' 2D and 'Modern' 3/2.5D.
City Escape (from Sonic Adventure 2)
City Escape 'Classic'