Playground Student Placements 2020

Following the success of our first student placements this summer we’re planning ahead for summer 2020. We have four open positions for students to join Playground Games’ engineering department across our Forza and RPG teams. Eligible students should be at university studying towards a degree in Games Programming, Computer Science or similar. The placement would…

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The Game Awards 2018

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This year Forza Horizon 4 was nominated in two categories at The Game Awards, best Sports/Racing and best Sound Design. I’m delighted to say that we won the the Sports/Racing Award, which also had nominations for FIFA 19, NBA 2K 19, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Mario Tennis Aces, a tough category! Aaron Greenberg, Head…

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Golden Joystick Awards 2018

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We recently attended the Golden Joystick Awards in London at the Bloomsbury Big Top with the ceremony hosted by Danny Wallace. This year Forza Horizon 4 was nominated in two categories and we were thrilled to win Best Xbox Game! The Golden Joystick Awards have been going since 1983, making it 35 years old and…

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#GiveWithXbox

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We’re huge fans and supporters of the work of SpecialEffect, a charity who enable people with physical disabilities to play video games, and we’re delighted that they are including in Microsoft’s #GiveWithXbox campaign to raise up to a million dollars for charities this holiday season. The following video shows how SpecialEffect made it possible for…

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Forza Horizon 4 – Community Update

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With now over 3.6million players, the success of Forza Horizon 4 has seen the community coming together to produce amazing races, photography and designs. The creativity levels have been raised yet again to show off the world’s fastest assets – and by that, we don’t just mean the sheep. It’s been wonderful to see all…

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Industry Workshops 2018

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Last weekend saw our annual journey to Industry Workshops at The Old Truman Brewery in the East End of London. Industry Workshops is one of the UK’s largest game and film events bringing together professionals from around the world to share their knowledge over three days. Playground was there speaking to developers about opportunities at…

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Forza Horizon 4 – Seasons Live Streams

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Seasons change everything and with the upcoming release of Forza Horizon 4 we’ve been live streaming from our studio every Tuesday for the past month which each stream focusing on a different season. This has given us chance to introduce the Forza community to each season, new game play, a first look at the Forza…

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Forza Horizon 4 @ E3 2018

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Following the breakout success of Forza Horizon 3 in 2016 we were back at E3 to show our latest release! Our Chief Creative Officer, Ralph Fulton, took to the stage during the Xbox E3 Briefing at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles to announce Forza Horizon 4. Following months of fan speculation Ralph revealed that…

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