Former studio head and founder of Playground Games establishes new studio Lighthouse Games

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Currently at work on an unannounced IP.

Gavin Raeburn, the former studio head and founder of Forza Horizon developer Playground Games, has announced the establishment of Lighthouse Games, a new AAA studio headquartered in Leamington Spa, England. Its team of “world-class developers” is currently at work on an unannounced intellectual property.

Raeburn’s team includes key founding members of Playground Games’ original team, as well as other industry-leading talent.

“I’m delighted that 30 former colleagues and other industry heavyweights have chosen to join me at Lighthouse,” Raeburn said in a press release. “With Horizon, Playground and I created one of the most successful Xbox franchises of all time. 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 Games hopes to create a studio that enables developers to create the best work of their career in a truly collaborative environment. It is currently recruiting across all positions.

Visit the studio’s official website here.

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