Rockstar Games' Nathan Buchanan joins Microsoft's Playground Games

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Playground Games is working on a lot of projects at the moment.
  • The team was recently acquired by Microsoft.
  • Nathan Buchanan from Rockstar Games just joined the developer.
  • He appears to be working on Forza Horizon 5.

It's no secret that Playground Games has been working on a few projects. While the team is tweaking Forza Horizon 4 and possibly developing Forza Horizon 5, it's also crafting a new open-world role-playing game that may be the long-awaited Fable reboot.

In order to create compelling experiences, you need to hire the right people. Recently, Playground Games hired Nathan Buchanan from Rockstar Games. Nathan has worked on a number of important games and he should be a great addition to the team. Hopefully, the next Forza Horizon game will be even better than its predecessor.

If you want to check out Forza Horizon 4, you can do so through Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that gives you access to over 200 games instantly. You get play major AAA titles like Just Cause 4, or smaller experiences.

We'd like to thank Twitter user @kidsmoove for the tip.



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