A second toy maker has let slip news that Sega is working on a new racer, with Sumo Digital believed to be behind the game.
For weeks now rumours have been building that British developer Sumo Digital, who worked on Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, are developing a new kart-based racer for Sega.
The rumours began when an obsessive fan found a set of Sumo’s presentational slides online, which stated the company was working on an ‘unannounced karting game’, that is an ‘established global IP’ and ‘original development’ (i.e. not a port).
Given Sumo’s background that alone was enough to suggest a new Sonic game, but then earlier in the month a toy company named Zappies claimed that a new Sonic racing game was on the way and that they were making toys for it.
And now a second toy company has said the same thing. In this video a rep from Diamond Select Toys talks about talks about building ‘a race track from the game’.
None of these count as a smoking gun, but taken together they do seem to point towards an imminent announcement. Especially as Sega has already said that the next Sonic game will be something different.
But before Sega fans get too excited the final part of this story is a bit of downer, as according to an insider that previously leaked information on Sonic Forces the new game will focus squarely on Sonic characters and not the whole of the Sega back catalogue.
Considering most kids who like Sonic will have no idea what Panzer Dragoon or Burning Rangers are that’s understandable in a way, but it may be best to prepare yourself for disappointment when, and if, the game is finally announced.