Gavin Raeburn, co-founder and studio director at Playground Games, has left his post after 12 years in charge. This was announced today by the company itself in a statement in which it has also revealed that Trevor Williams, also co-founder and CEO of the company, now takes over from Raeburn, replacing him as studio director. It is unknown whether to become part of another video game company.
Raeburn’s March comes after the launch of the latest installment in the series Forza Horizon, a franchise to which he has been strongly related. It has not been the only one, that is: before the founding of Playground Games in 2009, Gavin Raeburn has worked producing games of driving sagas such as DiRT The GRID during his stage at Codemasters and even collaborated in classic projects like The Equalizer, de Commodore 64.
“After 12 to working on five award-winning installments of Forza Horizon, Gavin Raeburn is leaving Playground Games as studio director, “says a statement signed by Alan Hartman, the company’s head of studio and communications officer for the arcade driving saga:” As a founding member of Playground Games, we thank Gav for his leadership and contributions to the franchise Force and we wish him all the best “, he continues saying in that text sent to Windows Central.
As we said before, Trevor Williams becomes the one in charge of directing the study immediately in the following projects of the study, which according to the statement are limited to “updates of Forza Horizon 5“, which is being a complete success in number of players, and” the development of Fable“, which has been in development for four years although we still do not know its launch window.