Former Playground Games Studio Head Reveals His New Studio, Lighthouse Games

The studio is currently working on an undisclosed game based on a new IP.

Gavin Raeburn, the co-founder and former studio head of the Forza Horizon developer Playground Games, has announced he established a new AAA studio named Lighthouse Games.

Raeburn and his team are working on an undisclosed game based on a new IP. There is currently no information available about whether it will be a racing game or not.

However, given Raeburn's past experience as the executive producer of several Dirt and GRID games and as the former studio head of Playground during the production of five Forza Horizon games, it is possible that Lighthouse Games is working on a racing title.

Raeburn has brought on board 30 former colleagues, including "key founding members" of Playground Games which again suggests that Lighthouse Games is likely working on a new project in the racing game genre.

The announcement of the new studio comes more than a year after Raeburn departed from Playground Games, the studio he co-founded with Trevor Williams and Ralph Fulton in 2010. Prior to his time at Playground, Raeburn worked on the GRID series at Codemasters and on classic games like The Equalizer for the Commodore 64.

This news also follows the recent reveal of Maverick Games, which was established by a team of Playground Games veterans, including Mike Brown, the creative director of Forza Horizon 5, and Tom Butcher, its senior producer.

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