In one of a formidable amount of game announcements coming a week early before E3 2014, IGN has reported that Microsoft has announced Forza Horizon 2, which is set for release this upcoming Fall. Developed by both Playground Games, in conjunction with Turn 10, the game will eye a release on the Xbox One and Xbox 360, separating itself from Forza 5 by becoming a cross-gen title.
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Featuring “hundreds of cars,” Forza Horizon 2 will be set in Southern Europe, focusing centrally around a local music festival. For the first time in the racing simulation series’ history, a weather system will be introduced into gameplay, similar to other racing titles like in the Gran Turismo series. Furthermore, the Drivatar system from Forza 5 will also see its return in Forza Horizon 2.
While some may not like the fact that it will become a cross-gen title, it makes sense that the Xbox 360 will see itself tied to this recent release. The Xbox 360 hasn’t seen a platform or console-exclusive racing simulation title for quite some time, and for Microsoft to give Forza Horizon 2 a release, it helps further extend the legs of a console that is seeing its last days.
Forza Horizon 2 will be released later this Fall for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
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