Playground Games hires Metal Gear, Hellblade vets for an open-world RPG


That's not a Forza Horizon game...

Playground Games is moving ahead with development of an open-world RPG, hiring veterans from Metal Gear Solid, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Grand Theft Auto.

That’s right — the Forza Horizon developer is doing something entirely different.

As reported by GamesIndustry, Playground’s also acquired a new space to house the new development team, comprised of Will Kennedy, Sean Eyestone and Juan Fernandez di Simon.

In their past roles, Kennedy worked as a Senior Online Mission and Flow Designer on Grand Theft Auto V, Eyestone was Senior Producer on Star Wars: Battlefront II and spent ten years prior to that at Kojima Productions and di Simon acted as Senior Designer on Hellblade.

“We’re delighted that we’ve secured a second studio to house our new team,” CEO Gavin Raeburn told GamesIndustry. This is a hugely exciting project that is already attracting world-class talent to Playground.

“The combination of new blood and experienced Playground team members is already showing huge promise and I’m excited to see this talented group contribute to Playground’s continued success.”

We’ll keep you informed as more on Playgrounds’s open-world RPG is known.