The extremely talented Playground Games, behind the incredible Forza Horizon games have won the award for Best Independent Studio at the Develop Awards 2017.

The shortlist of studios nominated for the award are as follows:

  • Supermassive Games
  • Playground Games
  • Playsport Games
  • CD Projekt Red
  • Playdead
  • Sumo Digital
  • Rebellion
  • Frontier

Playground Games AwardPlayGround Games have delivered some of the best racers this gen with Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Horizon 3; the latter racer is sitting at an impressive metacritic score of 91. The latest DLC pack for Forza Horizon 3, the Hot Wheels expansion has also been met with critical acclaim, introducing our beloved toys and crazy looping tracks to the digital realm.

The studio is now working on a brand new open world game not related to the Forza series and we cannot wait to see what it is.

Congratulations to the team at Playground Games. The award is much deserved!


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  1. Nothing will ever beat the Playground game of “kiss chase”. It was probably while playing that game at a young age that I realised I needed to get rich.

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