Amazon Games Will Publish Maverick Games’ AAA Narrative-Driven Open World Driving Title

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Maverick Games announced itself to the world in January last year as a new independent AAA title by former Playground Games veterans who worked on the Forza Horizon franchise. It was confirmed at the time that the studio was working on an open world racer, and the developer has now taken another major step forward with the project.

Amazon Games has announced that it has signed on as the publisher for Maverick Games’ debut title, which Amazon describes as a “a narrative-led open world driving game”. The game, though currently unannounced, is confirmed to be in development for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

“We founded Maverick Games with a clear vision: to build a developer-first studio that would foster an environment of creativity and risk-taking,” said Maverick Games studio head and creative director Mike Brown. “This approach empowers our team to produce the most exceptional work of their careers. And ultimately, that means we are creating a game that our players are going to fall in love with. As we got to know the team at Amazon Games it quickly became clear that we had a shared ethos — a commitment to giving developers the space to really innovate in service of crafting experiences that players will find truly special. Without giving too much away, I will share that the team here is buzzing with excitement about our game and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

“In our ongoing global search for talented development teams who are building compelling titles that players will love, Maverick Games stood out as a studio that can deliver on all fronts,” said Amazon Games VP Christoph Hartmann. “Mike and his team are the total package — proven game developers who are masters at their craft and aren’t content with the status quo. Their vision for this game is fresh and innovative, and we’re looking forward to working alongside them to bring it to players around the world.”

How long it’ll be before we hear more about Maverick’s title, or what launch window the studio and Amazon are currently targeting for the game, remains to be seen.

The open world racer joins Amazon’s growing portfolio of games, which, in addition to existing and ongoing titles like New World and Lost Ark, also includes other major upcoming games, like Crystal Dynamics’ next Tomb Raider title.

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