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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.

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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.

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