The Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is seemingly set to be acquired by Microsoft, according to a UK company registar.
According to publically accessible documents on the UK Companies House website, Microsoft's Vice President, Keith Dolliver, was appointed a director at Playground Games on 29th May 2018.
Further details from UK Companies House reveal Keith Dolliver is a key figure at other Microsoft-owned companies in the UK too – ranging from software firms such as Havok and Touch Type, to game developers like Rare and the now-defunct Lionhead Studios
Set up in 2009 by former senior Codemasters personnel, Playground Games has had a long-running working relationship with Microsoft. As well as developing all of the core Forza Horizon games to date, the Leamington Spa-based studio is also allegedly working on a new open world RPG entry in the Fable series.