Playground Games

Playground Games
Industry Computer and video games
Founded 2010
Headquarters Royal Leamington Spa, England, UK
Key people
Gavin Raeburn
Trevor Williams
Ralph Fulton
Ben Penrose
Alan Roberts
Adam Askew
Products Forza Horizon series
Number of employees
100+ [1]
Website Official website

Playground Games is a independent British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. They are known for developing the Forza Horizon series, which is part of the larger Forza franchise published by Microsoft Studios.


The development studio was established in 2010, by former employees of other well known British games developers, such as Codemasters, Bizarre Creations, Criterion Games, Ubisoft Reflections, Slightly Mad Studios, Black Rock Studio, Juice Games, Sony Liverpool and many other world-class developers that are known for their racing video games. At the 2012 Microsoft Showcase in California, Playground Games announced their first project, Forza Horizon. The title was developed in collaboration with Turn 10 Studios. The game was published by Microsoft, for the Xbox 360, and released on 23 October 2012.[2]

In September 2014, the studio released Forza Horizon 2 to critical acclaim.

Games developed

Title Year
Forza Horizon
Forza Horizon 2
Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious
Forza Horizon 3


  1. "About Playground Games". Playground Games. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  2. "Forza Horizon announcement". Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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