It’s been known for a little while that developer Playground Games is working on another game, and it’s going to be a little different from their most recognised work, Forza Horizon. It was confirmed earlier in the year that it wouldn’t be a racing game, and it seems we have a little more information now, too.
GamesIndustry.biz reports that as well as expanding their team for “Project 2”, the game is also going to be an “open-world action RPG”. It’s also reported that alongside opening a new studio space, the team has made key additions. Star Wars: Battlefront II’s senior producer Sean Eyestone has come on as production director with Grand Theft Auto V‘s Will Kennedy and Hellblade‘s Juan Fernandez di Simon also joining the team.
That’s a lot of talent to bring on, and even though it will be the studio’s first non-racing game, it seems there’s pedigree here. I’m certainly intrigued.