UPDATE: SEGA of America’s Aaron Webber has discredited the rumor of a new Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing game on Twitter. The original article continues below.
One of the best received party racers aside from Nintendo’s flagship Mario Kart series ironically comes from its former 90’s business rivals. Developed by Sumo Digital, 2010’s Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and its Transformed sequel two years later were well-crafted celebrations of SEGA’s history and their many franchises, and they went on to become recognized as hallmark titles for the United Kingdom-based studio.
As it turns out, a new entry in the super Sonic racer series—as well as two FPS titles with “major partners“—may be in the works, according to a leaked presentation from a British law firm. The Browne Jacobson slides were uncovered by ResetEra member “Dr. Caroll” on Slideshare, which have since been removed from the website.
The presentation revolves around Sumo Digital itself, noting its history, partnerships, and accolades, with one slide in particular hinting at three unidentified games currently in production. The first of these games is a “multi-project collaboration with [an] international publishing partner,” being a FPS that might see release from “PC to console.” The second is also an “original FPS,” being developed with an “unannounced major partner” based on an “established global IP.”
Finally, the third and final title hinted at in the slide is labelled as an “unannounced karting game,” also based on an “established global IP” with “original development” as a final annotation. Given Sumo’s history, that last game would fit the bill as a Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sequel. SEGA will be hosting “Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel” at SXSW 2018, where they will discuss “what comes next for the fastest blue hedgehog;” a new Sonic racing game could be announced during that time.
Would you look forward to a third Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing if it were announced at the panel? Who do you think Sumo Digital has partnered up with on these mystery FPS games? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.