Sumo Working on “One of the Most Successful Driving Franchises of All Time,” Several Unannounced AAA Games

on February 6, 2014 10:40 PM

According to a new career opportunity ad seeking a “Game Designer – Vehicle Handling and Perfomance Specialist” Sumo Digital is on the move, and it’s working on something you wouldn’t expect, as found by NeoGaf user Nirolak.

Below you can see an excerpt from the ad with the relevant parts bolded:


We are responsible for a string of recent successes including Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, Nike + Kinect Training and LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller and have several other unannounced but extraordinarily exciting AAA games in production.

Job Description:

We require a gas-guzzling, do-nutting Petrol-head for an exciting design opportunity!

Are you a car freak? Do you have at least three years of design experience on high profile console driving games?

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.


The description definitely seems to point towards a simulator or a quasi-simulator, even if it’s hard to imagine what franchise the ad may be talking about. In addition to that, the ad also mentions that the studio has “several” unannounced AAA games in production.

We’ll surely hear more about them in the upcoming few months, but it’s nice to know that something big is brewing at Sumo.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.