Sumo Digital has announced the opening of its seventh UK based studio – Sumo North West. The studio based in Warrington will be led by director, Scott Kirkland.
Overall, Sumo North West is the developer’s 8th studio across the world with studios in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle, Leamington Spa, as well as The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, and its Indian studio in Prune.
Sumo Digital is best known for having developed Crackdown 3, LittleBigPlanet 3, and the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing series.
Sumo North West’s Studio Director Scott Kirkland is a BAFTA nominee (technical leadership, Motorstorm) and has a 23 year track record in innovation and leadership. Previously a co-founder of Evolution Studios and Secret Sorcery, Kirkland is a pioneer of 3D graphics programming, and most recently managed multi-project, multi-platform development for clients including major first party studios and the world’s biggest publishers.
“The opportunity to establish a world-class team of technologists in the northwest of England with the full support and benefits of Sumo is amazing and the demand for the premium services we’ll provide is very strong. We’ve identified work that’s incredibly appealing in terms of client, project, platform profile, variety and challenge. I look forward to growing and nurturing a team that will cement Sumo’s future in the northwest’s vibrant development community!” Explained Kirkland.
Sumo North West is currently hiring team members for the new studio, effective immediately. These include positions in technical artistry, as well as programmers. More details are available on the site’s careers page
Story by Jennifer Allen.