Due to a leaked presentation from UK-based developer Sumo Digital that vaguely referred to in-development projects, rumors have been swirling that a new Sonic & All-Stars Racing game is in the works. Sega’s social media and PR face, Aaron Webber, has come out to deny the project exists.
“Hi guys – saw rumors floating today about another SART game,” Webber wrote on Twitter today. “Just wanted to confirm it’s not a thing!”
The last Sonic All-Stars Racing game was released in 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, with Wii U and 3DS versions following after. It is widely considered a rival to the Mario Kart series in terms of quality, with many fans preferring it to Nintendo’s racing juggernaut.
The wording is suspicious, as the leaked presentation never referred to the kart racing game as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed specifically, just a new kart racing title which people assumed would be in the same series. I wonder if claiming there is no SART game is very intentional wording or not, especially since the “Transformed” moniker was only added for the sequel.