Playground Games hires GTA V, Metal Gear Solid and Hellblade devs for open-world action RPG

November 24, 2017

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Playground Games’ upcoming non-racing title, a first for the studio, has remained a bit of a mystery. The game is expected to be an open-world action RPG, and it looks like the studio has acquired some new talent with impressive portfolios to help realize this vision.

According to, Playground Games has hired a few key developers that have worked on games such as Star Wars Battlefront II, Grand Theft Auto V, Metal Gear Solid V, and Hellblade. The newest addition, Battlefront II senior producer and Metal Gear Solid V developer Sean Eyestone joins the previous hires Will Kennedy and Juan Fernandez di Simon, senior designers on Grand Theft Auto V and Hellblade, respectively.

This news comes after the company had announced that it had purchased a new office space for a second studio. The 17,000 square foot space will house up to 200 employees who will work on Playground’s open-world RPG. This will bring the company’s total headcount to near 400.

“We’re delighted that we’ve secured a second studio to house our new team,” said Playground CEO Gavin Raeburn. “This is a hugely exciting project that is already attracting world-class talent to Playground.

“The combination of new blood and experienced Playground team members is already showing huge promise and I’m excited to see this talented group contribute to Playground’s continued success.”

Via Neowin

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