Sumo Digital working on new games with Borderlands publisher 2K
Multiple undisclosed titles in the works at Crackdown studio
Sumo Digital has teamed up with publisher 2K for multiple new projects.
The independent UK developer didn’t provide any details about the games themselves other than to say they’ll be developed at its Sheffield studio and Red Kite Games in Huddersfield.
Sumo Digital parent company Sumo Group acquired Red Kite Games in February. Founded by ex-Rockstar Games developer Simon Iwaniszak, the work-for-hire studio previously contributed to Dirt 4 and God of War III: Remastered, among other projects.
Sumo Digital managing director Gary Dunn said: “We’re delighted to be working with 2K and look forward to disclosing details of the projects in due course.”
The developer’s most recent release was this May’s Team Sonic Racing, while it also contributed to fellow 2019 releases Crackdown 3 and Mortal Kombat 11.
Deep Silver said in 2016 that Sumo Digital was developing Dead Island 2, and while little has been heard of the project since, the publisher confirmed in May that it’s still in the works.
Sumo is also working on Minecraft Earth and two projects for upcoming subscription service Apple Arcade, including Little Orpheus from The Chinese Room, one of its six UK-based studios.
Earlier this month, Sumo Group announced plans to grow its 650-strong workforce by 15% over the next 12 months.