Forza Horizon developer Playground Games’ co-founder and previous studio head Gavin Raeburn has uncovered his new AAA studio Lighthouse Video games.
Raeburn and “a team of world class developers” are presently operating on an unannounced new IP, but shared no facts as to what this will be or if it is even in the racing genre.
As the previous govt producer on numerous Dirt and GRID online games, nevertheless, and the studio head of Playground as it developed five Forza Horizon games, it is perhaps likely that Lighthouse is operating on a new racing video game.
Raeburn is joined by 30 previous colleagues which includes “key founding members” of Playground Video games and other sector-major expertise, once more alluding to the creation of a thing new in the racing activity style.
“I’m delighted that 30 former colleagues and other business heavyweights have chosen to sign up for me at Lighthouse,” Raeburn explained.
“With Horizon, Playground and I made just one of the most successful Xbox franchises of all time. We delivered important business accomplishment yr immediately after 12 months, to significant crucial acclaim, pursuing the results from my time at Codemasters foremost Dust, Grid and F1.
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“That DNA is now at Lighthouse, and with it, we intend to make anything actually unique making use of all our experience to develop a new style-defining franchise.”
It’ll be a when in advance of we uncover out what that franchise is, of program, supplied that Lighthouse Video games as a studio has only been announced currently, and most likely several years more time before the video game is launched.
Raeburn’s pedigree speaks for itself and he was not wrong about the achievement of Forza Horizon. IGN has awarded every single one game in the franchise at the very least a 9/10 in our evaluations, with the latest Forza Horizon 5 achieving a new stage and earning masterpiece standing.
Playground has deviated from the Forza Horizon series for the initial time in its background nevertheless, as it is now doing work on the Fable reboot coming to Xbox Collection X and S.
It’s unclear if this pivot has everything to do with racing veteran Raeburn’s departure, however he is portion of the second group of builders to go away Playground in virtually as a lot of months. Forza Horizon 5 imaginative director Mike Brown still left to kind Maverick Game titles in January, having loads of prime talent with him.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and performing British isles information editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.