New studio to be opened for “Project 2”.
Playground Games, better known for its brilliance with the Forza Horizon series, is working on a new open world game which isn’t a racing sim.
Games Industry International notes that the developer will open a new studio soon for developing ‘Project 2’ and will look to increase its current employee number to about 200. Founder and creative director Ralph Fulton noted that, “We feel like we’ve become pretty good at racing games over the years.
“We can always strive to get better but we’d love to prove ourselves in a different genre. That’s another goal of Project 2, to allow us to do that. We’re going to need to hire some very talented people with experience that we don’t have.”
That being said, Forza will still be on the studio’s menu for the coming years. Fulton said that, “Our business with Forza over the last six, seven years has been great for us. It remains the cornerstone of our business – we’re not running away from racing, we still feel passionate about making new racing games and delivering new experiences for our players.”
The question now remains – what could Project 2 possibly be? Let us know your theories in the comments.