It seems that IDW released a good chunk of information about the new Sonic the Hedgehog comic they will be releasing starting next year around April.
First off, it's going to start from scratch and have nothing to do with the Archie world or it's lore whatsoever. This is actually something I'm relatively happy about, since it means the comic I loved for 20 years can finally die in peace as opposed to being violated or messed with any further (not to mention all the people that kept trying to sue them will go away for good now).
Of course this brings up the next big question, what about the Freedom Fighters? To this all IDW had to say was "Stay Tuned" so not a solid yes or no. What I take this to mean is that they plan to stick with the pure video game characters for the first short while and see how things go. My bet is the game characters in general will be the main focus of the comic in general and if anyone else gets added in they will be minor side characters at best. Of course if sales start to dwindle or if they want to spice things up, they very well might re-introduce characters like the Freedom Fighters into the comic, though that's no guarantee they'll have the same designs or personalities that they had in Archie, before or after the reboot. Personally I probably won't follow the new comic if it's purely based on the video games but I'm sure for the vast majority that is actually a preferred direction.
IDW also admitted that SEGA is bringing over their infamous mandates for the new comic, but IDW assured everyone that they'll still create the stories they want and still have relative freedom with what they want to do.
A final big piece of information we learned about is that Ian Flynn will be the head writer of the new IDW comic. It's true he's the one that essentially killed my love of the comic due to his 2 year long emo fest that did little more than cram shock value down our throats with little regard to telling an actually good story, but even I'll admit he does a good job of writing for the comic when he prioritizes writing a good story as opposed to trying to leave a botched legacy arc or making stories that are dark purely for the sake of being dark.
As far as IDW goes, they have a very good reputation with their licensed comics (especially the MLP series) so I'm sure they will bring those skills over to making the new Sonic comic as enjoyable as those are, with the new art promo for it already looking promising.
All in all, the building blocks for the new comic seems to be pretty promising and even if the Freedom Fighters aren't there, there's a very big chance it will still be a good ride for years to come.