Studio director and co-founder of Playground Video games, Gavin Raeburn, has revealed that he’s leaving the corporate. 

First reported by Windows Central, he has revealed that after co-founding and dealing at Playground for 12 years, he’s retiring from the racetrack. This information comes two months after the studio put out its most profitable title but in Forza Horizon 5, which on the time of its launch, additionally had the biggest launch of any Xbox Game Studios game ever

“After 12 years working on five award-winning Forza Horizon games, Gavin Raeburn is leaving Playground Games as studio director,” Flip 10 Studio Head and Forza franchise lead Alan Hartman advised Home windows Central. “A founding member of Playground Games, we thank Gav for his leadership and contributions to the Forza franchise and wish him all the best.” 

Hartman stated one other Playground co-founder, Trevor Williams, will transition from Common Supervisor to Studio Head efficient instantly, changing Raeburn. He additionally stated the studio will proceed to concentrate on updates to Forza Horizon 5 and the ongoing improvement of its Fable reboot, which was officially announced in 2020

As famous by Home windows Central, Raeburn has fairly the historical past within the racing style, having labored on Codemasters’ TOCA collection, Dust, and Grid. He left Codemasters in 2009 to create Playground Video games, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2018

There’s no phrase on what’s subsequent for Raeburn or if he’s even staying in video games. 

For extra about Forza Horizon 5, take a look at our ideas on it in Game Informer’s Forza Horizon 5 review, after which examine why it’s on Game Informer’s Top 10 Xbox Series X games list. Try this new Xbox and OPI nail polish collaboration that unlocks a unique Forza Horizon 5 car wrap after that. 

[Source: Windows Central]


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