Forza Horizon 5 creative director Mike Brown left Playground Games and Xbox with veteran senior developers to create Maverick Gamesnew triple studio. The first project is already in preparation and it is “Excellent open world game for PC and consoles.”
Maverick Games will be led by Mike Brown as Creative Director and Head of Studio. He was joined by other veterans of Playground Games, Sumo Digital and Electronic Arts. Among those mentioned are Hainder Sangha, who is COO (formerly Co-Studio Head at Sumo Digital Leamington) and Elly Marshall as UX/UI Director (previously worked at EA). From Playground Games comes Tom Butcher as Executive Producer, Matt Craven as Chief Technology Officer, Gareth Harwood as Content Director, Fraser Strachan as Audio Director, and Ben Rose as Artistic Director.
Headquartered in Lemington Spa, UK, Maverick Games was founded with the goal of creating a groundbreaking independent studio with a priority on creativity and innovation.
“Our goal is for Maverick Games to be a studio that people love,” said Mike Brown. “For gamers, know that we’re already working on an exciting title of the highest quality, and for developers, we’re building a home where everyone is encouraged to take risks, be curious, be creative, be creative, and be yourself.” And above all, nonconformists.
We learned from the press release that Maverick Studio has secured “significant seed funding” and is already actively working on its first game, of which unfortunately no further details have been revealed, other than the fact that it’s an open world for PC and consoles as said in the beginning. The company is hiring new employees in all disciplines.
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