Maverick Games is its name.

Talent from Forza Horizon 5 developer Playground Games, EA, and Sumo Digital has come together to form a new AAA team based in Leamington Spa, England. It’s called Maverick Games, and the studio is already making “a new, premium open-world game for consoles and PC”. It is probably safe to assume PS5 is one of the systems the developer plans to release on.

Former creative director at Playground Games Mike Brown founded the company, and has recruited Harinder Sangha (previously the co-studio head at Sumo Digital Leamington) as COO. Also joining the team from Playground Games are Tom Butcher (executive producer), Matt Craven (CTO), Gareth Harwood (content director), Fraser Strachan (audio director), and Ben Penrose (art director). From EA, Elly Marshall is the new developer’s UI/UX director.

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