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    Recently, a seemingly credible rumor began to circulate that Microsoft might be in the process of acquiring Playground Games, makers of Forza Horizon 3.
    Forza Horizon 3 is easily Microsoft's most highly acclaimed Xbox One console exclusive this generation, built by independent UK studio Playground Games. As stewards of the arcade Forza Horizon franchise, Playground Games has grown exponentially, employing hundreds of incredibly skilled workers, and being named a "best place to work" in the UK by GamesIndustry.biz.
    Playground recently opened a second studio in the UK to sit alongside the Forza Horizon team, announcing that the new group would be working on an open-world action RPG, which is now widely expected to be an entry in Microsoft's dormant Fable franchise.
    Recently, internet sleuths discovered a strange directorial change at Playground Games that could hint at a big acquisition by Microsoft. If true, that could signify the second big recent salvo in a renewed focus on first-party game development at Xbox, which you could say has been lacking as of late.

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    06-07-2018 12:10 PM

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