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Playground Games to double workforce by end of year

Playground Games to double workforce by end of year

Forza Horizon developer Playground Games has announced it plans to dramatically increase the number of staff it employs by the end of the year.

That’s according to Commercial News Media, which says the Leamington Spa-based developer is growing from 150 employees to 300 following the team signing a new project.

Furthermore, Playground has expanded and taken an extra 3,000 square feet in the office it’s based.

“The new project – which is secret at the moment – will see us having to cast the net widely to attract the best developers in the industry,” Playground founder and CEO Gavin Raeburn said.

“Just recently we have hired a number of developers from North America, China and Europe, and we expect our new intake to be just as international,” he said.

“Leamington is a hugely important area for the digital gaming industry and we are the largest developer in the town, and it is important that we keep attracting as well as breeding the best new talent in the industry.”

“We are really pleased to have secured our headquarters at Rossmore House and to have taken on the extra space. The centre of Leamington is a great environment for our staff.”

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