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

"Key talent from top studios have been brought into the fold at Playground Games as the firm ramps up efforts on its first ever non-racing project."

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UCForce2405d ago

Now that’s something I really like to hear.

Aceman182405d ago

Oh they serious, now my interest is truly piqued to see what this is, and how it turns out.

Kingthrash3602405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

Is this the horizon clone we've heard about?
Or the playgrounds game that's been rumored to be on all consoles?
Either way it seem like they are working on a new ip and I'm glad to hear it.

ZeroX98762405d ago

@Kingtrash360
I wouldn't call it a "clone" of Horizon just because it's an open world RPG, since we don't know anything about it except the genre.
Plus Playgrounds game only released Forza games so far, so the probability of it being on Xbox first (or exclusive) is higher than the other way around.

Sometimes there can be exceptions (Fuse, Sunset Overdrive), but we should go with the highest probability here..... Or you can go with what YOU want to hear :)

If MS signs a deal, I hope it comes to PC also.

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zivtheawesome2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

interesting that all of these devs had better relations with playstation than xbox, maybe it is going multiplatform? i will be okay if it's still an MS exclusive just wondering.
anyways, awesome news! can't wait to see what playground are cooking up with their new open world RPG.

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ninsigma2405d ago

Hmmm don't know about those dots connecting tbh. They may come from places that have good relations with Sony but these people likely wouldn't have had much to do with those relations. These guys would be the talent to make the games rather than keep up relations. It'll be upper management that will decide who to have a relation with if anyone at all. They already have a good relationship with MS so I could see it being windows/Xbox exclusive or have some sort of timed content. At the very least MS will likely get first chance to talk to them about such deals anyway.

Cyborgg2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

I see it going multiplatform as well. Hope they optimize it on PC. Microsoft don't own this studio just like they don't own Remedy.

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Obscure_Observer2405d ago

So funny to see those PS fans wishing this game to be on their PS4. Whatever happened to all that "I will play this game on my PC" argument. Lmao!

Liqu1d2405d ago

You don't even know if it's exclusive. Apparently exclusives matter again.

Obscure_Observer2405d ago

@Liqu1d

Go on. Keep on grasping at straws. Lmao!

UCForce2405d ago

But why game like Horizon Zero Dawn sold so well ? My point is always stand that exclusive first party games give console identity. The same thing with Xbox fan want Horizon Zero Dawn to be on Xbox. See the difference ? No.

LP-Eleven2405d ago

Showe me one PlayStation fan wishing for this. Just be happy you're getting a new game at all. PlayStation gamers are used to it.

TheVetOfGaming2405d ago

The fact we don't know anything about the game doesn't warrant anyone wanting it to be exclusive or not. If it is exclusive to Xbox then so be it. They need something... Anything.

_-EDMIX-_2405d ago

Um...ok.

Why don't you actually reply to those comments specifically saying that?

notachance2404d ago

I will play this game on my PC

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Razzer2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

Staffing up! I’m excited for this game. Playground Games is an awesome dev.

side note: so who is working on Forza Horizon 4?

zivtheawesome2405d ago

it seems that they have 2 teams now, one is working on horizon 4 for the next year which consists of probably about 200 people and the other new 200 are making their next IP. what i do wonder is, will they move the rest of their devs to the new ip afterwards or still iterate them on the horizon series.

UCForce2405d ago

Forza Horizon 4 will be develop by the first team.

conanlifts2405d ago

This is a new studio that is just opening

Razzer2405d ago

Glad FH is still in the works then. Love that racer.

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alb18992405d ago

WOW, not playing around!!
Hope is a game that use all the power of the Beast!

andrewsquall2405d ago

Like the way State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves are all using all the power of the beast?

chiefJohn1172405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

Heck ya, 60fps is gonna be sweet.

Obscure_Observer2404d ago

@andrewsquall

"Like the way State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves are all using all the power of the beast?"

Yes. Something like this:

PS4 Pro

https://imgur.com/iVf7pAl
https://imgur.com/GK2sWM1
https://imgur.com/lsKgThk

Xbox One X

https://imgur.com/wXLPRvk
https://imgur.com/mGrDUlX
https://imgur.com/34a651L

Lmao!

EmperorDalek2404d ago (Edited 2404d ago )

In the same way that every multiplatform game looks significantly better on the X... Yes.

Foxhound9222404d ago

@obscure

LMAO! You're comparing a 20 year old game to a brand new game that's 3 generations ahead to try and prove a point. That's the funniest thing I've ever seen. Everything looks horrible in Sea of Thieves except the water, sorry to break it to you.