Former Playground Games Studio Head Gavin Raeburn Forms New Studio

Forza Horizon developer Playground Games’ co-founder and former studio head Gavin Raeburn has disclosed his new AAA studio Lighthouse Game titles.

Raeburn and “a crew of world class developers” are at present performing on an unannounced new IP, but shared no particulars as to what this will be or if it’s even in the racing style.

As the former executive producer on several Filth and GRID online games, even so, and the studio head of Playground as it produced five Forza Horizon games, it’s possibly very likely that Lighthouse is doing the job on a new racing recreation.

Gavin Raeburn has formed a new studio, Lighthouse Games.

Gavin Raeburn has formed a new studio, Lighthouse Game titles.

Raeburn is joined by 30 previous colleagues together with “key founding members” of Playground Video games and other business-leading talent, once again alluding to the development of some thing new in the racing recreation style.

“I’m delighted that 30 previous colleagues and other market heavyweights have decided on to join me at Lighthouse,” Raeburn said.

“With Horizon, Playground and I created a person of the most prosperous Xbox franchises of all time. We delivered considerable business achievements year following yr, to enormous significant acclaim, pursuing the achievements from my time at Codemasters foremost Dust, Grid and F1.

“That DNA is now at Lighthouse, and with it, we intend to construct some thing truly particular making use of all our encounter to build a new genre-defining franchise.”

It’ll be a even though ahead of we obtain out what that franchise is, of training course, offered that Lighthouse Game titles as a studio has only been announced right now, and probably years more time ahead of the match is released.

Raeburn’s pedigree speaks for itself and he was not incorrect about the achievements of Forza Horizon. IGN has awarded each individual single video game in the franchise at the very least a 9/10 in our critiques, with the hottest Forza Horizon 5 reaching a new degree and earning masterpiece standing.

Playground has deviated from the Forza Horizon sequence for the very first time in its history although, as it is now working on the Fable reboot coming to Xbox Collection X and S.

It is unclear if this pivot has everything to do with racing veteran Raeburn’s departure, though he is section of the 2nd group of developers to leave Playground in nearly as several months. Forza Horizon 5 artistic director Mike Brown still left to kind Maverick Video games in January, getting plenty of best talent with him.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting Uk news editor. He’ll communicate about The Witcher all day.