X360A - Spin-offs in the games industry are usually hit and miss affairs. They can often be misinterpreted and not fully understood by the gaming populous, like the recent DiRT Showdown, or they can be completely embraced and heralded like Obsidian's take on the Fallout franchise, New Vegas. With development costs still on the extraordinarily high side of things though, they're surely going to be a staple of the industry for quite some time. Same engine, new feel and new direction; it makes business sense. That right there, then, is Forza Horizon, which oddly enough, seems like it could go one better than its Motorsport counterpart. I know, right?