Playground Games likely working on Forza Horizon 2

Job listings and resumes point to potential sequel.

August 2, 2013 / 04:53 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Playground Games, the studio behind last year’s Forza Horizon for Xbox 360, is likely developing a sequel for Xbox One, according to job listings and resumes spotted by internet sleuth Superannuation.

An agency job posting, since removed, for an unnamed Midlands-based racing developer, whose text matches much of that of an opening on Playground’s website, mentions the studio is “working on the next edition of their successful racing title.”

To follow, the LinkedIn profiles of Playground studio director Gavin Raeburn and creative director Ralph Fulton mention they’re “working on an exciting, unannounced project for Xbox One.” And the LinkedIn profile of vehicle tech artist Yibo Liu, according to this NeoGAF post, once read “working as the only technical artist in the vehicle art team for an undisclosed next-gen Forza project.” (It’s since traded “next-gen Forza project” for “Xbox One project.”)

Given the two-year gap between numbered Forza titles, and Forza Motorsport 5 being due out in November, it would make sense for a Forza Horizon 2 to arrive in 2014.

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