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@Solister I don't recall if they had plans from the outset to make Tails playable, but I remember the reveal trailer for the game only showcased Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.
In fact, back in 2000 some people were speculating that Tails was killed off and the game was about Sonic and Knuckles avenging his death. Also, Shadow was known around the internet as "Dark Sonic."
Man, I miss those days of rampant speculation...