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Microsoft to allegedly acquire Forza Horizon developer Playground Games

James Allen On June 5, 2018

The Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is seemingly set to be acquired by Microsoft, according to a UK company registar.

According to publically accessible documents on the UK Companies House website, Microsoft's Vice President, Keith Dolliver, was appointed a director at Playground Games on 29th May 2018.

Further details from UK Companies House reveal Keith Dolliver is a key figure at other Microsoft-owned companies in the UK too - ranging from software firms such as Havok and Touch Type, to game developers like Rare and the now-defunct Lionhead Studios

Set up in 2009 by former senior Codemasters personnel, Playground Games has had a long-running working relationship with Microsoft. As well as developing all of the core Forza Horizon games to date, the Leamington Spa-based studio is also allegedly working on a new open world RPG entry in the Fable series.

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