Lockdown boosts Sumo, Sheffield gaming firm

Sheffield-based video gaming firm Sumo Group plc said on Thursday the coronavirus lockdown restrictions “are positively impacting the group’s underlying market, with video gaming activity and console purchases accelerating faster than previously forecast.”

Sumo said it is “currently focused on accelerating the group’s expansion through specifically targeted acquisitions.”

In an AGM statement, Sumo said: “We are generating a strong pipeline of new business development opportunities across both Client and Own-IP despite the severe restrictions on travel and face to face contact.” 

The company added: “Our most recent game launch was on 12 June when Little Orpheus, the brand-new adventure from award-winning studio The Chinese Room, a Sumo Digital Studio, was made available exclusively on Apple Arcade.

“With beautiful visuals inspired by a bygone era of adventure, Little Orpheus is an account of what happened to Soviet cosmonaut Ivan Ivanovich during his three years below the Earth’s crust and has received very positive feedback.”

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