Former Playground Games Founder Announces New AAA Studio, Lighthouse Games

Former Playground Games Founder Announces New AAA Studio, Lighthouse Games

Richard Walker

Former Playground Games Studio Head and Founder, Gavin Raeburn, has announced the formation of new AAA studio, Lighthouse Games. Comprising a team of “world-class” developers, the newly-formed studio is currently concocting a new IP, making for what is said to be a “best-in-class” game.

Raeburn has brought along an array of industry veterans, including some of the key founding members of Forza Horizon developer, Playground Games. “I'm delighted that 30 former colleagues and other industry heavyweights have chosen to join me at Lighthouse,” Raeburn said in the official announcement.

“With [Forza] Horizon, Playground and I created one of the most successful Xbox franchises of all time,” he added. "We delivered significant commercial success year after year, to massive critical acclaim, following the success from my time at Codemasters leading DiRT, GRID and F1.

“That DNA is now at Lighthouse, and with it, we intend to build something truly special using all our experience to create a new genre-defining franchise."

Lighthouse's mission statement involves fostering a “truly collaborative” environment that enables developers to “create the best work of their career.”

The new Leamington Spa, UK-based studio's new game will be officially announced at a later date.

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