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Forza Horizon 4 Creative Director Discusses Project Scarlett, xCloud, and the Future of Playground

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Forza Horizon 4 Creative Director Discusses Project Scarlett, xCloud, and the Future of Playground

Today, during an Xbox Showcase livestream from London, Playground Games Creative Director Ralph Fulton talked about the future of the studio, also in relation to innovations like Project Scarlett and xCloud.

Asked how he feels about working on consoles like Xbox One X and the upcoming next-generation hardware codenamed Project Scarlett, Fulton explained that it’s a thrilling experience, but it also comes with pressure.

“It’s an enormously thrilling experience for the development team, really being at the start of something which is clearly going to change the way that games are consumed, but it also comes with a lot of pressure. You have to think about where you’re going to make your investment, and you have to think about all players, not just the players who have moved to the top spec console.”

He also had a comment for the upcoming cloud gaming initiative codenamed Project xCloud.

“What really excited me about it was that vision of enabling people to play the games they want wherever they want. […] I can totally see what an exciting future that is. It’s something that we at Playground look forward to be part of.”

Speaking about the future, Fulton mentioned that the studio will continue to support Forza Horizon 4, and at the same time they will continue to grow the team, and collectively work on “the project which is as yet undisclosed, as yet top secret.”

If you’re interested in similarly interesting views on the future of Xbox, you can read those from Rare studio head Craig Duncan, shared earlier today.

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