So what's happening with OutRun?

While it's good to know that the sunshine racer hasn't been forgotten, the reason we asked was due to a very interesting 'accidental' remark from Steve Lycett of Sumo Digital Ltd. During a presentation of Sega Superstars Tennis (on which Steve is the producer), he was making frequent references to "VT3" (Virtua Tennis 3) as the two tennis games share the same core engine. We were just thinking to ourselves how many times a day he must say "VT3" as he wasn't even pausing to make the abbreviation. And then, while talking about the challenge mode's rating system, he said just as easily: "...just like in OutRun 3". Pause. "...OutRun 2."

Of course he immediately laughed it off as "OutRun 3 confirmed!" and usually we'd put the slip down to saying "VT3" too many times. But when you consider Sumo was the team responsible for developing OutRun 2 and OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast for home consoles, if anyone knows of the existence of OutRun 3 (or has seen it in development), it would be Steve.

This is by no means confirmation that a new OutRun is in the works, but we'd love to think that there's something fast and red on the horizon.

Above: OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast was beautiful. More, please!

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.