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Sumo Digital Takes On CCP Games’ Newcastle Studio

Fourth Studio Extends Capacity and Broadens Experience – to be led by Studio Director Owen O’Brien

p>2nd January 2018. Sheffield, UK.  Sumo Digital, part of the Sumo Group plc (AIM: SUMO) a leading independent game developer, today announced that it has taken on CCP Games’ Newcastle studio.

34 staff have transferred to Sumo Digital, with Owen O’Brien as Studio Director, and remain in Newcastle. As the fourth studio for the developer – the third in the UK alongside Sheffield and Nottingham – this addition further extends Sumo’s capacity and breadth of experience.

Paul Porter, Managing Director of Sumo Digital said, “As we continue to expand this was a great opportunity to bring an experienced, talented and tight-knit team on board."

”Sumo Digital is a great home for the team in Newcastle,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “As we say goodbye to our former colleagues we know that they will do great things there, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.”

Sumo is hiring across its four studios in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle and Pune, India. Current vacancies can be found here:  Sumo Digital Careers

Media Contact

Sumo Digital:  Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR.  

E:  Alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk   M:  + 44(0) 7966 449 130 T: @lincolnbeasley 

About Sumo Digital

Founded in 2003, award-winning Sumo Digital employs over 500 staff across its four studios in Sheffield, Nottingham & Newcastle, UK and Pune, India. Developing successful games across all platforms and genres Sumo is recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology and creativity across a portfolio of games featuring titles for major publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and Disney Interactive. Current titles in development include ‘Crackdown 3’, in collaboration with Reagent and Microsoft; ‘Dead Island 2’ for Koch Media and ‘Project Nova’ for CCP Games.  Sumo Digital is part of the Sumo Group plc.  For more information visit:  Sumo T: @SumoDigitalLtd

About Sumo Group plc

Sumo Group’s award-winning businesses provide creative and development services to the video games and entertainment industries from studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Pune (India) and Vancouver (Canada). 

Sumo Digital, our primary business, is one of the UK’s largest independent developers of AAA-rated video games, providing both turnkey and co-development solutions to an international blue chip client base.

Atomhawk, a complementary business acquired in June 2017, is a multi award winning visual design company, servicing the games, film and visual effects industries.

Together we deliver full-service visual and development solutions, which include initial concepts and pre-production, production and development, and post-release support. For more information visit:  Sumo Group plc

 

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