The creative director of Forza Horizon 5 and several members of the team separated from Playground Games to form a new AAA gaming studio, Maverick Games. They have already started to work on their inaugural gaming project, which will be launched on PC and Console.
Maverick Games is headquartered in Leamington Spa in the United Kingdom, which is the exact location where the headquarters of Playground games is situated.
Going with their vision, they have already started to hire gaming developers, and it makes everyone think that they are working on something big and exciting for the gaming community.
Founders of the new studio include Mike Brown from Playground Studios (Head & Creative Director), Matt Craven will be serving as the CTO of the company, and Harinder Sangha from Sumo Digital has joined the company as COO. There are other big names that have joined the studio Tom Butcher, Gareth Harwood, Fraser Strachen, etc, have joined Maverick for different roles. Mainly they have employees from EA, Playground, and Sharkmob London.
The head of the Studio, Mr. Brown, has quoted addressing the media and gaming community “Our goal is for Maverick Games to be a studio people will love. For players, we’re already at work on an exciting ultra-high-quality title, and for developers, we’re building a home where everyone is encouraged to take risks, be curious, be creative, be innovative, be themselves, and above all – be a Maverick.”