Playground Games, famous for the epic Forza Horizon series, is to open a new studio that will focus on its first adventure into non-racing titles.
So far Playground has developed three Forza Horizon titles in partnership with Microsoft, but the developer itself remains independent. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, founder Ralph Fulton described the move:
The as yet unannounced title will be open-world, and that's about as much as we know at this point. Nevertheless, while looking forward, Playground won't be moving away from what has made everything possible: Forza.
Forza Horizon 3 was the most critically and commercially well-received title in the franchise to date. And with good reason. With Playground's talent now thinking about turning its hands to other projects, the ultimate winners are the gamers. We can't wait to see what they come up with next.
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