Sumo working on 'one of the most successful driving series ever'

Job ad calls for "handling and performance specialist"

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed developer Sumo Digital is hiring for an in-development title that is part of "one of the most successful driving franchises of all time."

That's according to a job listing for a "vehicle handling and performance specialist" which has appeared online.


According to the description, the unannounced console title will feature "a wide range of vehicles" and likely involve tweaking the performance of cars.

The description suggests the in-development game is likely a realistic simulation, rather than a sequel to 2012's arcade-style Sonic racer.

Sumo is looking for someone with great experience and a passion for tweaking the physics and performance characteristics of a wide range of vehicles in a successful driving franchise to join our team of Stig Fantasists in Sheffield.

A background of successful game design experience is important, as is an understanding of (and passion for) car handling, set-up and the console racing genre.

If you're auto-obsessed and want to contribute to one of the most successful driving franchises of all time, get in touch ASAP - we want to talk to you.

Sumo has previously developed games in the Outrun, Driver and Split/Second franchises.

The studio's design director, Gareth Wilson, was previously co-lead for the Project Gotham Racing series at now-closed developer Bizarre Creations.