Submitted by bunt-custardly 573d ago | news

Horizon not out to challenge Gran Turismo or Forza

Forza Horizon is coming to Xbox in October, but developer Playground games has a hard sell convincing those who have negative views on Forza 4 that this is a new game entirely. There is also a sense that Horizon being its own game is not a participant in the Grand Turismo, Forza rivalry. It fits somewhere else entirely. (Forza Horizon, Gran Turismo 5, PS3, Xbox 360)

FordGTGuy  +   573d ago
No shit sherlock.
StraightPath  +   573d ago
gran turismo got along way to go to even be mentioned with forza. look at forza games metacritic compared to gt5 metacritic and its prolouges and gt4 and portables ones. just destroyed it. gt6 got alot to learn.
Dante112  +   573d ago
I wonder why Forza 3 or 4 didn't sell as much as GT5 if it's somehow better? I also like how your logic differs from the logic you had on NPD, fiscal report sales of the 360 and the Halo series ("People vote with their money on which system is better and as you see here...", "Killzone sales..Halo sales", etc), FordGTGuy.

Edit: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue even sold more than Forza 3 and 4.
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2pacalypsenow  +   573d ago
@StraightPath HAHAHAHAHA
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CernaML  +   573d ago
Yet Gran Turismo will always destroy it in popularity and relevance. Polyphony Digital doesn't need to worry about anything when they release their next game. The competition should. :P

Turn 10 play it too safe. They need to show some ambition and not release the same game every 2 years.
SilentNegotiator  +   573d ago
GT got judged a million times harder than Forza.
mcstorm  +   573d ago
Dante112 so by your logic the best game. This gen is wii sports because its sold the most? Or COD is better than ever . FPS game out there. Or even the iphone is the best phone on the market because its sold more?

Sales dont = quality or mean its better than anything else on the marlet.

GT5 sold well because it is a known and an established IP tha has a massive fan base. I am a massive GT fan owned every GT game PD have given us and even i can see GT5 was a big mess when it came out and was far from finished and that is why we got 2.0 a year after release.

I give PD all the credit for updating the game since it was released but even now it is still unfinished but as most GT fans know it was not PDs fauld it was a mess it was sonys because the forced PD to release the game early.

As for Forza 4 being the better game i think it is in its all round game because it was finished and yes its missing things like night racing, weather ect but everything feels quality in the game and the online is unrivaled for what it offers from GT.

Im sure PD will not make the same mistake with GT6 as 5 because of the way the fans still backed a unfinished game.

As for forza horizon I cant wait to pick this game up. Ive wanted a new project Gotham racing for a few years now and this is looking like it will be the new pgr game and from what ive seen it may even be better.
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ChunkyLover53  +   573d ago
That is what I like to hear, see this is why I say Horizon is its own IP, they aren't competing with Forza Motorsport or any other racer. I like it when companies do things their own way and don't try and copy or beat anything else.

Really looking forward to this one.
NukaCola  +   573d ago
So this is an open world racer? As in fully open or open across America but linear like the run?

I really think it could be fun just to drive for the hell of it. I'm sure there will be an achievement for driving like 10,000 or something.

Also, I agree it's cool they are making a new IP in their universe. Branching out is always a great choice. I wonder if new cars introduced in Horizon will be playable in F4 or visa versa.
sGIBMBR  +   573d ago
I make my own review I like gt more then forza'

Hey, if GT5 is your cup of tea, then more the power to you! Just don't go forcing it down peoples necking yelling "THE KING OF RACERS" Everyone has a different definition of a good racing game! For me GT5 wasn't it!
hennessey86  +   573d ago
I love playing Forza 4 and GT5 and I will be getting horizon, true sim racers don't care about the platform a games on.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   573d ago
I keep hearing how much better Forza is then GT5 but Forza 4 sold way less the Forza 3 and put them combine and GT5 still sold more?? SMH I am missing something??
munish23  +   573d ago
I'm not saying which is better or worse, but implying one game is better than another simply because it sold more is complete crap.

I don't know how you're comparing sales of Forza 3 and 4 when 4 has only been out a year. 4 is a pretty huge leap from Forza 3 imo, and a MUCH better game.
-NosTalgia-  +   573d ago
"but implying one game is better than another simply because it sold more is complete crap."

And implying Forza is better because of bias nitpicking fanboys in their cubicles giving Forza higher scores is complete crap too. It's obvious the consumers who like this sim genre continue to speak with their wallet that Gran Turismo is better at what it does. After all isnt' this the same logic xbox fanboys throw around when comparing Halo to Killzone. You really don't think fanboys aren't reviewing games and giving bias mark downs? Marking down GT5 for it's menu interface was a prime example.
munish23  +   573d ago
When did I bring review scores up? I don't like stupid arguments on either side. Which game is better depends entirely on the player, not on sales or review scores.
dark-hollow  +   573d ago
" After all isnt' this the same logic xbox fanboys throw around when comparing Halo to Killzone. You really don't think fanboys aren't reviewing games and giving bias mark downs? Marking down GT5 for it's menu interface was a prime example."

with halo vs killzone arguments, halo wins in both sales AND reviews.

you dont even need to look at fanboys to see that GT5 had some disappointing aspects to it.
look no further than GTplanet at the threads when GT 5 to take a whiff of the disappointment.
baodeus  +   573d ago
The problem of comparing halo to kz is that halo has higher rating AND sell compare to kz, where as forza sell less but has higher rating than gt.

Perhaps we should judge them differently like this:
Sell = how popular the game is
Rating = determine actual quality of the game.

Then halo beat kz both in popularity and quality, where as gt is more popular but lacks quality compare to forza
doublebass2  +   573d ago
you are only missing a greater fanbase(15+years, released on 4 different consoles, 3 gens)and the proven fact that 360 is mostly a shooters console and not exclusive games machine!!

And something else to ponder...Since when is popularity and sales figure=quality? Gt5>forza4 ,Cod > battlefield+halo, Justin bieber > Bethoven, Gta 4>the world...And something that might hurt a few..Wii > 360 > Ps3????I hope you get the point
IRetrouk  +   573d ago
Damn can't peps just enjoy both games for what they are, sales don't make a game good or bad or reviews, it's all relevant to your enjoyment, I love both series and can't wait for horizon.
Ben_Grimm  +   573d ago
Not to long ago I mentioned that Xbox/Nintendo articles don't get much hits or action unless they mention PS3 on this site.

Of course I was met by Hicken and SilentNegotiator with much anger and disbelievement, not to mention marked as a troll.


And yet here we are and looking at the comments above I was telling the truth. And look Silent is already in here ;)
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