Playground Games Co-Founder Gavin Raeburn Is Leaving The Company

It has been revealed that Gavin Raeburn, co-founder at Playground Games, is leaving the company after 12 years.

As announced via Windows Central, Microsoft highlighted that Raeburn is stepping away from his position as Studio Head at the Forza Horizon and Fable studio, with fellow co-founder Trevor Williams taking up the role immediately:

"After 12 years working on five award-winning Forza Horizon games, Gavin Raeburn is leaving Playground Games as Studio Director. A founding member of Playground Games, we thank Gav for his leadership and contributions to the Forza franchise and wish him all the best.

Co-founder Trevor Williams will transition from General Manager to Studio Head effective immediately, as the Playground Games team focuses on updates to Forza Horizon 5 and the development of Fable."

As mentioned, Raeburn has worked on all five Forza Horizon games to date, and previously was employed at racing developer Codemasters for 24 years, working on the likes of TOCA, Colin McRae, DIRT, GRID and much more.

There's no word on where Raeburn will end up next, but in any case, his loss is certainly a blow for Playground Games.

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