[RUMOR] Sonic Mania may include animated cutscenes!

Main ImageSonic Mania
Intial Release Date: June 30, 2017
Developers: 
PagodaWest Games, SEGA of Japan, Headcannon 
Publishers:  N/A
Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Game information was freely provided by IGDB.com

The good folks over at Sonic Stadium are reporting that Sonic Mania MAY have animated cutscenes.
To quote them:

Among many speculations, fans have suggested that Sonic Mania may include animations akin to those book-ending Sonic CD. Last week, our eagle-eyed SSMB members spotted this WIP short animation above, posted and then quickly removed from the tumblr of Max Collins. The scene depicts an exchange between Sonic and one of the yet-to-be-seen Hard Boiled Heavies (the character having only been partially revealed in Mirage Saloon’s background). Collins resume includes work for Studio Yotta and Cartoon Network, leading to the postulation that they may have been recruited to develop animations for the game.

They go on to state that it might be a rumor, but they’ve got some substantial evidence that proves it possible. Check out their post about it here, and tell us what you think!