Playground Games, the developer of the popular racing video game franchise Forza Horizon, is currently working on a brand new IP which is a non-racing game, an open-world action-RPG, codenamed as PROJECT 2. The confirmation came from the PlayGround Games Twitter account. The developer stated that they have secured a new office space at St Albans House in Leamington Spa, and this is the place where their new AAA open-world action project will be developed.
The interesting thing to note here is that this new office space is just half a mile away from their current office. It is expected that by the end of 2018, PlayGround will occupy the entire building. What’s the reason behind the sudden new office? According to PlayGround, the development team at the studio is going to increase from 115 to almost 200, and Project 2 is a big project.
“We have a home for our new AAA open-world action RPG project!” tweeted PlayGround.
We have a home for our new AAA open-world action RPG project!
— Playground Games (@WeArePlayground) November 22, 2017
It’s good to see that PlayGround going for something entirely different than their previous work. We need to wait for at least a year or two to get a first glimpse at what exactly the game is going to be about.