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Hitman art director joins Playground Games to work on new open-world IP

The art director behind Square Enix’s episodic Hitman outing has returned to the UK and joined Playground Games. Back a few months ago it was revealed that Playground Games who are known for their work on the Forza Horizon series is working on a new mysterious open-world IP, something very different to the Forza Horizon series the studio is best known for. Announcing his appointment via LinkedIn, Jonathan Rowe will serve as art director.
Rowe’s most recent position was at Square Enix and IO interactive as art director for the acclaimed Hitman. Prior to this he held several positions at Crytek.

“I’m proud to announce that I have recently joined the award winning studio at Playground Games,” he wrote on LinkedIn. “We’re laying the foundations for a project based on a spectacular IP, and will be looking to grow a world-class team.”


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