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Forza Horizon 2 Announced

IGN: "Open-world racing sequel heading to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall." (Forza Horizon 2, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
Cross gen? Why? That's really odd for a 1st party game to be a cross gen release....

Oh well, i bet it will still be amazing. It's not as if they will be making it for 6 separate platforms, like Ubisoft games for example. I doubt it will lose any quality and won't be as compromised as other cross-gen games this gen due to them only having 2 platforms to focus on.

Bring it on! If they can top the first game, then i'll be ecstatic.

Edit: Reading through the article is making me HYPED. "Hundreds of cars", "Southern Europe setting", "weather system".....NICE!
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Septic  +   176d ago
Bro you literally beat me by a few miliseconds. Its silly. This should be a next-gen title. Absolutely sick and tired of last-gen titles holding back next-gen man.

Webbyy  +   176d ago
Yea. Cross gen for a title this big? Smh disappointed a little.
Eonjay  +   176d ago
It seems there is a lot of money in last gen. Obviously more than current gen Xbox.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
I can understand the frustration man. BUT, as i said above, it's not like they will be working on 6 separate platforms like Ubi does with their cross-gen games.

Hopefully they have a team working on the 360 version, and a separate team working on the X1 version, so there's no compromise of quality.
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nicksetzer1  +   176d ago
Why not cross-gen? We already had forza 5 exclusive. Cross-gen generally does not hold back first party (or 2nd party?) games. Looking forward to this game a lot.
TomShoe  +   176d ago
ZOMG. That was fast. Just look at the time between news stories.

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Septic  +   176d ago

"Cross-gen generally does not hold back first party games "

Yes it does. You're telling me, the limitations of 7-8 year old tech are going to allow Playground Games to go ALL OUT on the Xbox One and make use of the next-gen console's power.

No way. This just means that we won't get a definitive version of Forza Horizon. The scale and scope, the visuals, the damage models, the details, EVERYTHING suffers as a result. This is not what I imagined when I thought about Forza Horizon 2.

To hell with supporting ageing console tech. I didn't spend money buying new consoles only for devs to be shackled by the limitations of the older outdated ones.
ger2396  +   176d ago
At this point you really don't want to alienate millions of potential customers. You do that and they just might jump ship to the ps4.
tuglu_pati  +   176d ago
MS keep announcing games before E3 I wonder what they'll show during the show. It really make me wonder.
LaChance  +   176d ago | Well said
From IGN:

"Already announced Halo, Forza, no Quantum Break at e3, already announced kinectless xbox one, updated games with gold all before E3.

In Phil we trust"
Charybdis  +   176d ago
Looking forward to this title. Lets see how cross gen stigma will work out for the xb1 version, maybe they will be able to surprise me this fall.
ZodTheRipper  +   176d ago
Actually shocking, first Titanfall and now this. This has to be a management decision, no developer would be glad to hear that he has to support the 8 year old hardware again which was maxed out a couple years ago.
AnimeFreak013  +   176d ago
U know I agree that it would of been better if it only was 4 X1. But u have to understand that the only reason y it's cross gen is cause their are millions of 360 owners then X1 and there 4 it makes sense to release it on 360 as they will make tons of money not only on 360 but X1 as well. Anyway I'm so happy I got my X1 a month ago as I really think X1 has better exclusives then PS4 at the moment and well I freaking luved the first one and spend many hours playing it and I still do right now. Man so many racing games this year Driveclube 4 PS4 the crew and now forza horizon 2.
Volkama  +   176d ago
I typically see cross-gen and go all sad face, but in this case it's not much of a problem.

I think the old consoles pretty much reached the peak of the design potential a racing game can achieve anyway. The first Forza horizon was expansive and open enough, and had a sufficient physics model for the kind of game it is.

So long as the assets (cars) are different for the new version, then they can just layer on visual effects and the jobs a gooden.

I think the obvious thing that next-gen could/should be looking to add to non-sim racers is just damage, but Forza Horizon 2 just wont be that game.

EDIT: Also, more pre-E3 announcements? That just builds expectations for the event even higher, I hope they are holding back enough to knock our socks off!
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truefan1  +   176d ago | Well said
MSFT is bringing the GAMES!!!! I love that Forza Horizons 2 is coming this fall against stiff competition, I think Playground Games is confident they have a good one in Horizons. Can't wait to hear more at E3. Also everyone one seems to be jumping the gun about the cross gen, I'm sure MSFT isn't going to hold itself back when developing for the XB1.

PS why are the goal post always move for MSFT. We heard how they abandoned 360, now when they are getting supported it's let last gen go. You guys crack me up.
Braid  +   176d ago
Well, if I were you I wouldn't hold my breath for those "amazing vistas". It's a cross-gen game and Drive Club will be around soon, which seems to be the most amazing looking driving game ever created (if not the most amazing looking game ever).
guitarded77  +   176d ago
Yeah... I loved Horizon, but wish this was a full on new-gen title. Either way, they have my attention. If MS can announce the true new-gen Gears and a couple other goodies, I'll break and buy an XBOX One.
darthv72  +   176d ago
Did someone actually complain that there is a game coming out for the 360 (1st party) even with the next gen platform on the market???

Well that is certainly interesting. I guess this is MS way of standing by their word of supporting the 360 (even if its this 1 title for now) after the XB1 is out.
Boody-Bandit  +   176d ago
This is extremely disappointing news. I'm tired of cross generation games and these consoles haven't even been out a year yet. Even with games like Watch Dogs you wonder how much better would it or could it have been if not cross gen.

Right now I'm more a fan of Horizon than I am Forza and I was a huge Forza fan before Horizon hit retail. Now I'm like WTF!
Azzanation  +   176d ago
It is a disappointment however goes to shut most of the fanbabies up. All they been saying is MS don't support there systems when a new one comes out.. well his simple proof that proves them wrong, and I am sure there is more on the way. I for one reckon they should all forget last gen completely.
Dee_91  +   176d ago
Hell, I'm happy its cross gen because I really wanted to play the next horizon but I don't want a xbox one.
Destrania  +   176d ago
It's funny seeing people defend this. Guess buying a X1 is pretty pointless at this point because even your 'big' games are releasing on 360 as well (or even PC). So much for next-gen, eh M$? Smh.

What they should be doing is releasing games on either one or the other.
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FamilyGuy  +   176d ago
Making this cross-gen is a mistake.
If they want to sell more X1s they need to stop making big games available on the older hardware. At the same time, it's not like they should just stop releasing 360 games.

Given that they revealed this before E3 there's a good chance they'll have a lot of X1 only titles to announce soon. Unless they just plan to show in-game trailers of everything that was announced already and not have many actual surprises.
maniacmayhem  +   176d ago
You can also look at it as MS still supporting the 360 which almost everyone on this site claimed they would abandon like the original Xbox.

Not to mention the 360 still has the larger install base and they want as many sales as possible.
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fr0sty  +   176d ago
Looks like MS isn't willing to risk funding too many large scale first party Xbox One projects due to its limited install base, so they are releasing them on Xbox 360 also to take advantage of a well established install base. A failsafe to mitigate some of the risk involved.

Some may say a smart move, but it also does show they lack confidence.
dale_denton  +   176d ago
yup should be next gen only.. u don't see sony putting driveclub on ps3.

good job m$
kickerz  +   176d ago
Guys Ign just updated this news "UPDATE: To clarify, the Playground Games is developing solely for the Xbox One version, using Forza Motorsport 5's graphics engine as a baseline. The Xbox 360 version is being handled separately by Sumo Digital, using Forza Horizon 1's graphics engine as a baseline"
So yeah I wouldn't worry bout being realeased on 360 aswell because a different team will be making this.
tokugawa  +   176d ago

it is being developed by TWO devs.. one dev for the 360 version and one for the xb1 version.

i cant see the problem here?!

edit, oh look https://twitter.com/ForzaMo...
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Farmassy  +   176d ago
I don't think anyone should really be worried about it being cross gen. They game can look and play great on both systems

what people should be worried about is... what is microsoft going to show at E3? This could have been another big announcement at E3 but they didn't wait. I am an X1 fan but I doubt that they can have so much awesome new stuff that they are just announcing everything already.

I think they might just show more about the games that we already now know about
mcstorm  +   176d ago
Good to see Microsoft still supporting the 360 which they get hit alot for not supporting it. Can't wait to get this game on my Xbox one for me Forza horizon was the best racing game I played last gen and adding in drivertar from Forza 5 makes this one a must buy for me as love this system in Forza 5. I think we will see 30fps on the 360 and 60fps on the Xbox one. Makes me wonder if Ms will also make halo 2 HD on both consoles too. Good to see Microsoft supporting both of its consoles and also the am out of games that the Xbox one is getting over the next 18 months is amazing. Since the new guy has taken over the Xbox one its been plus after plus for me now bring on e3.
4Sh0w  +   176d ago
No mistake. The X1 version will be dev'd by the original Forza Horizon team with all the next gen bells and whistles, while the 360 version will be ported by another team. Awesome. Very, very smart decision by Microsoft.
UltimateMaster  +   176d ago
Cross-gen = more money
Nothing bad about that.
Gamer1982  +   175d ago
MS are still not selling the consoles that PS4 are and right now since all there latest titles have been nex gen only and not selling well thanks to not selling in the numbers of ps4 they need to claw some income back as 1st party studios are leaking money. It's just business i'm afraid...
GamerXD  +   176d ago
Maybe they want to (still) support X360. Damn cross-gen games should go away next year.
sobotz  +   176d ago
I thought NFS Rivals looks great even it's crossgen
Elzer  +   176d ago
Everyone needs to stop complaining. Xbox One is giving you 2 racing titles in a 1 year's time frame. Launch and this upcoming fall. Driveclub has been hyped since day 1 for what? Only to draw attention away from forza 5. Sony has grabbed ignorant people's balls and tied them to their parallelogram consoles. You PS4 fanboys are so useless. Completely useless.
Rainstorm81  +   176d ago
Two Forzas within a year span?.'...I'd prefer the one Drive Club or one Forza honestly

There's almost as many Forzas as GTs and that series started in 96

I'm not a fan of this trend of milking game franchises dry, and its getting worse
ArbitorChief  +   176d ago | Well said
Didn't see anyone complain about MLB the Show 14 for PS4 ;)
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
Don't be so defensive bro, no one is "complaining". It's just a little weird to see, is all. Everyone expected this to be a next-gen only, X1 exclusive.
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YoungKingDoran  +   176d ago
Yeah don't be so defensive bro

YoungKingDoran  +   176d ago
Nah you're cool lukas.
I am a little upset by this news too.
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Hellsvacancy  +   176d ago
I complained about Battlefield Hardline being cross gen, no double standards here!
CBaoth  +   176d ago
The whole complaint of cross-gen is stupid to begin with. Frankly, I laugh at console rubes that think these multiplatform companies should cater to a platform with the lowest install base.

Mad because publishers are holding back giving you the best possible version of a game just so they can sell it to the masses? Pfft. Welcome to the world of PC gaming.
aragon  +   176d ago
arbitor u are right mlb the show there was no outrage no twitter feuding now all of a sudden this is a big thing and i bet this complaint originated from fanboys, why cant people just be happy they still supporting 360
dale_denton  +   176d ago
that's a baseball game you idiot. if you want to compare it should be driveclub. is it on ps3? nope.
kennyg3739  +   176d ago
Who cares if it's cross gen, just be Dam happy Microsoft is announcing great games and it's not even E3 yet.
JoGam  +   176d ago
Im happy. But what I don't understand is why announce it now and not at E3? But then at E3 they'll bring it up again as if we didn't Know. I dont know why Sony and MS do that.
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Xsilver  +   176d ago
Announce it before E3 to still show it at E3 :/ what's the Point
Eonjay  +   176d ago
Well, here is the thing. All of the apparent leaks for the Xbox are all coming true. It takes the sting out of things like the Halo announcement when you already know it coming. So, this all goes back to that original leak.
sak500  +   176d ago | Well said

So you'll be happy if MS should just ditch their millions of 360 owners of FH or even others who might be interested in picking it up?

Nothing MS does seems to impress you. I bet if they had announced FH2 exclusive to XB1 you'll be commenting how they ditched the 360 owners.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
What the hell? What is up with you guys being so defensive, i haven't even said anything negative....All i said is that it's weird that it's cross-gen, due to everyone expecting it to be next-gen only and X1 exclusive. Try reading the rest of my comment. Im hyped as hell for this game!

" I bet if they had announced FH2 exclusive to XB1 you'll be commenting how they ditched the 360 owners."

I definitely would not say that, ive been an advocate of next-gen ONLY games since the gen began. Don't speak like you know me. Last-gen had it's time. Now is the time for next gen games, i can't wait until devs leave last-gen in the dust.

"So you'll be happy if MS should just ditch their millions of 360 owners"

I don't see it as "ditching". I see it as moving on. They are "ditching" millions of 360 owners with other exclusives that are X1-only/exclusive, so that's why i said it's "weird" learning that this will be cross-gen. Stop putting words into my mouth, and stop being so defensive against people who aren't being negative.
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sak500  +   176d ago | Well said
Really Last gen had it's time? There are in excess of 160Million users on last gen consoles only on 360 and PS3 not counting wii. Not everyone can afford or wants to just buy new console yet.

Also you dont seem to mind when sony said ps3 will have 10 year cycle or when ps2 games were still coming even till last few years.
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sak500  +   176d ago | Well said
You're just bitter cuz you get your @ss beaten in TF. I remember few months back kiking your butt and you left the lobby afterwards.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
"Also you dont seem to mind when sony said ps3 will have 10 year cycle or when ps2 games were still coming even till last few years."

Dude, what the hell is wrong with you, putting words into my mouth? Why are doing that? It's incredibly annoying. How the hell do you know what i thought about that, all those years ago?


"Yup! Millions of xbox360 owners out there that MS can't neglect. "

But here's my point....MS already have X1-only games released, and in development. Games that 360-only owners will never play, unless they buy an X1. Games such as Ryse, DR3, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5...those will all be X1-only. So why make this game cross-gen? It's just a little odd. Not saying it should or shouldn't be done....just mentioning that's a little odd, and out of place when compared to the vast majority of other X1 games.

I see so many people bringing up the "what about the tens of millions of 360 players, they can't be neglected!" argument, but i never see you guys rooting for them in any articles of games that are X1-only. What's up with that? Face it, if this was X1-only, you wouldn't give a damn about those 360-only guys.

"You're just bitter cuz you get your @ss beaten in TF. I remember few months back kiking your butt and you left the lobby afterwards."

Not sure if you're talking to me, or to horndog. But if you're talking to me, i think Septic can vouch for how good i am at TF. If there was any "@ss kicking" happening, i was the one giving it ;) Haha.
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BlackTar187  +   176d ago
Where was this YEA X360 games mantra the whole last 2 years of the 360 lifecycle?
strifeblade  +   176d ago
If forza horizon was being developed by the same studio and using the same engine across both platforms I would be disappointed as an x1 owner as if the x1 version is being gimmped...

But the fact is its not, the original devs who did horizon 1 are doing the x1 version and are using the forza 5 engine while 360 version is a different dev using the original horizon engine.

So how is this dissapointing? This game has the potential to oust drive club, since both games are Goin arcade sim and will probably be 30 fps (forza is unconfirmed but original horizon was 30). And Driveclub.is confirmed 30. Fora is debuting a dynamic weather system.and it's taking place in south Europe... What's not to like? Lol
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Rainstorm81  +   176d ago
Time out they ditched 360 owners long ago and now that FH2 is coming they support the 360 and should be celebrated?

SMH.......you guys are so forgiving when it comes to MS, and so vengeful when its Sony
Kayant  +   176d ago
Yh seeing as they moved Ryse, Crimson dragon from there and the only recent cross gen exclusives to release were Lococycle and Zoo Tycoon iirc. I thought they were done releasing big games on Xbox 360. Still cannot complain with the support but weird decision on a title like this.

I wonder what the difference will be between the two. (Framerate, draw distance, higher res, better textures?)
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gamerfan0909  +   176d ago
It's a racing game that's releasing on vastly more powerful hardware. The XB1 version will be leaps and bounds better in every way from the graphics all the way down to the feel of the cars.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
"I wonder what the difference will be between the two. (Framerate, draw distance, higher res, better textures?)"

Pretty much. The amount of cars on-track will most likely be higher on X1 too.
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Yodagamer  +   176d ago
They probably started on 360 and decided to bring it over to the xbox one with improvement. They probably didn't waste all the work on the 360 version.
Subaruwrx  +   176d ago
Perhaps it's cross-gen because MS is disappointed with the Xbox One's sales performance and wants to tap in to the 80 million plus 360 user base. That said, I agree that it shouldn't effect the quality of the Xbox One version.
Dannyh  +   176d ago
I think they are doing this so Microsoft won't get as much heat for just dropping the 360 the same way it did for original Xbox.
JBSleek  +   176d ago
I don't understand this cross gen hate now. MS doesn't support last generation and they get shit for it. When they do announce a game for both generations people question it. What!?

Also why should they forgo tens of millions of users who can also play this game. They likely had Xbox One be the lead console and will scale the 360 version of the game.

I also think it's an injustice to not look at gameplay first before people go all cross gen sucks.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
I know you replied to me, but i hope that comment wasn't aimed at me. I haven't said this game being cross-gen is a bad thing, i have only questioned WHY it's cross-gen in light of so many other games that have been announced as X1-only.

I think people are showing disappointment/frustration because they expected FH2 to be an X1 exclusive. There's no reason why MS can't focus on 360 exclusives as well as X1 exclusives separately. Making one of the most anticipated X1 games cross-gen has annoyed a few people. It's understandable.

"Also why should they forgo tens of millions of users who can also play this game"

I keep seeing people say this. That MS shouldn't/aren't forgetting about all those 360-only guys with this game. But i never, ever, see them bring up the same argument for games that are announced as X1-only. Why? They have, in your words, "forgoes" millions of 360 owners with numerous X1 exclusives so far, and upcoming. So, for many people here, the question they are asking is...why not this game too?

Also, please note that i do not share those opinions (i think the game will be just fine as long as they have dedicated teams for each platform), im just giving you some perspective of why some people feel disappointed/frustrated.

@torchic, below

Lol, im not rich, im just wise with my money. Nothing wrong with wanting devs to exclusively support consoles that i have paid hundreds of £ for. It may seem harsh, but the 360 is 8 years old....it's time to move on and give your new customers their money's wroth. There no reason why MS can't make 360 exclusives separately from X1 exclusives.
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torchic  +   176d ago
not all people are as rich as you and can buy next gen machines day one. so when studios announce games for PS3/360 it benefits the majority of console gamers. most gamers are still on PS3/360

I personally am waiting for a solid release date on Final Fantasy XV before I can commit to next-gen. in my country PS4 costs about $800 so cross-gen titles are much appreciated.
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   176d ago
Forza Horizon 2 is going to be awesome
No_Limit  +   176d ago
UPDate: Ryan McCaffrey of IGN Twitter" "I've woken up to worries over Forza Horizon 2 also being on 360. FWIW another studio is doing 360; Playground is bldg XB1 ver off FM5 engine"

Nothing to worry folks, Horizon 2 will be amazing on XB1!
jessupj  +   176d ago
MS really must have a ton of games to announce at E3 if they're announcing this now.

Great news for xbone owners.
JBSleek  +   176d ago
It wasn't aimed at you at all. Actually there was a tweet that just stated that the 360 version will be done by another studio so no worries.
TheSaint  +   176d ago
'Cross gen? Why?'

Because money.
AyeUMadBro  +   176d ago
If Sony can release GT6 on PS3 only and get praise why can't MS get the same love for Forza.
I tell you what I wasn't expecting any exclusives for the 360 anymore to be honest, maybe we can say #InPhilWeTrust.
Still with my disappointment of Forza 5, I'm hoping this and Driveclub and can save my racing craving.
FunkMacNasty  +   176d ago
This looks awesome! I LOVED the first Forza Horizon game. It really bridged the gap between the Project Gotham Racing games and Test Drive Unlimited. Bummer that it's not solely designed for current gen hardware...

Oh well... Here's to hoping someone in my family/friends group buys the Xbox One that I put on my wedding registry (against my fiancée's will)
CryofSilence  +   176d ago
People are being way too defensive and venomous in this thread. Chill out. I'm sure this will be a good game, whether it is on your of choice or not. It's immature to be smug as well as condescending. Let's bring the maturity up from middle school level, shall we?
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Ryan741  +   176d ago
Its made by different studios.
Dirkster_Dude  +   176d ago
Unless people plan to buy an XB1 specifically to play this game then it still makes sense to sell NEW games for the 360. I doubt Microsoft believes this is system seller all by itself.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   176d ago
IM so hyped for this! Shame its cross platform though, this is a game that would of persuaded a couple of my friends to grab an X1 and maybe now they wont so Ill be lonely lol.

Ignore all the idiots, you make more sense than most people on this website.
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FanboyKilla  +   176d ago
Lol ms and turm 10 can handle it. Shhhhhhh. Check another one for the xone. Lol its getting good now. Xone now 399, you can hate or buy one. Up to you.
Illusive_Man  +   176d ago
Weren't you bitching earlier about MS seemingly abandoning the X360. Now this is a bad thing? Turn10 is working on FH2, another dev will focus on the port which will probably come some time after the release on X1.
Sevir  +   176d ago
I don't think it's actually that bad, this isn't the same type of Cross gen experience.

Playground games is using For a 5's Graphics engine and pipelines and turn10's technology for XBO... Sump Digital is Developing FH2 on XB360 and is using the original FH engine as their baseline. So you're essentially getting 2 games running on different pipelines. Cross gen but not mutually related by common engine.
MeLoveRamen  +   176d ago
yea cross gen does seem very odd to me, especially with it being a first party game. All next gen systems need their first party games to be next gen only so it will give gamers a reason to pick up the new consoles. Nintendo is doing it also with smash bros being on the wii u and 3ds, which gives people less of a reason to buy a wii u.
showtimefolks  +   176d ago
can't wait this along with sunset overdrive will force me to buy an xbox one. Great job MS, having one team focus on xbox one and another for xbox360. I believe that's the way a cross gen title should be held
PrettyFunny  +   176d ago
@lukas @septic.... you guys and the rest should prepare yourselves with more questions then. Because the new Little Big Planet is coming out on both the PS3 and PS4. So now question Sony as well. Unless they get a free pass. Remember this post.
PrettyFunny  +   167d ago
Well, well, well. .. look who called that one exactly.
AnEwGuY  +   176d ago
1.) MS already announced the X1 version uses next-gen tech.
2.) MS can't win, no matter what they do, in the eyes of some. If they DIDN'T announce this for 360 as well, you'd be seeing tons of "MS has already abandoned the 360" comments.
TheDrunkenJester  +   176d ago
Well its 2 different studios. I believe Sumo Digital is doing the 360 version with the Forza Horizon 1 engine, and Playground Games is doing the Xbox One version using a modified version of Forza 5 and working with Turn 10 to master everything like the Driveatars and such.
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timotim  +   176d ago
I dont see it as an issue until it becomes one. Yes, they could go the CoD/Watch Dog route and leave next gen for higher rez textures...maybe some unique graphical effects here and there. That would be disappointing. Or they could go the 2K route and have their next gen version wow the socks off of us. NBA2K14, despite being on every modern platform clearly looks next gen in every way because their next gen version was made apart from the last gen version. I see no reason why PlayGround has to be the dev of both versions...maybe someone else is doing the last-gen port. This is all neither here nor there until we actually see it for ourselves. The original FH was very good graphically for an open world game, I expect FH2 to raise the bar.
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Septic  +   176d ago
Oh what? Why cross-gen? LAME as hell
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sak500  +   176d ago | Well said
So rest of the millions who have not jumped to new gen should be ditched like the first xbox owners? Jeez give it break let those others on last gen still have some new games. MS had mentioned that they'll continue to support 360 till 2015. I still have 2 360s and am enjoying the free titles on games for gold and also have plenty which i haven't finished.

On XB1 i only have Forza 5 and TF which i'm happy with. I'll prob get Ryse once it's down to acceptable price for a short game.
Septic  +   176d ago
"So rest of the millions who have not jumped to new gen should be ditched like the first xbox owners?"

Let me turn that on its head. Should those of us who spent their money on next-gen tech be relegated to diluted experiences?

Poor PC crowd. They have been feeling this for years.
sak500  +   176d ago | Well said

You'd think MS is that stupid to give you same experience on xb1 as 360? It's their own exclusive franchise you think they are like activision and give us something CrapOFDuty:Ghost experience on next gen which was few pixels better than last gen?

There are still ps2 owners out there for crying out loud and you guys want MS to stop supporting 360 crowd.

"Should those of us who spent their money on next-gen tech be relegated to diluted experiences?"

So about 5million odd people have bought new shiny xb1 consoles so MS should punish the 80+million users by not supporting them? let's say your parents didn't buy you the new gen consoles and some bitter guy who bought it cried to MS to stop supporting 360 what will you feel?
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Wikkid666  +   176d ago | Well said
MS is always damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they didn't bring games to XB360 then they abandoned it... and if they do then why is it on both.

Development cycles are very long, so the game was probably in development for the X360 for awhile. T
KNWS  +   176d ago | Well said
Most x box fans are still on 360. You have more gamers on 360 than on x box 1.

Its not cheap it costs lot of money to market games and develop them. 360 too, isn't stupid from a business sense.

next gen is only 8 months old give it time. Some developers will only release next gen games and other developers will go cross platform for a year or two more.

X BOX 360 is owned by Microsoft. You don't forget the 360, if its selling still, and people want new games for it. I say by 2015 Microsoft will be pushing most of their first party titles to next gen only, to get people to buy an xb1
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Rhythmattic  +   176d ago

Bubble for well said.
jcnba28  +   176d ago | Well said
How is it lame? People complained that Microsoft didn't support the 360 anymore. Now their supporting it and people are still complaining.
sak500  +   176d ago | Well said
Only on n4g.
falviousuk  +   176d ago | Well said
The numpties on here will attack Ms and the Xbox brand regardless of what they do. If they announced 100 exclusive games at E3 they would still be attacked for it.
aragon  +   176d ago
most of the people complaining about it being cross gen check their comment history, 90 percent of them are fanboys/ ms bashers not real gamers
OpieWinston  +   176d ago
I'm just glad they're doing what Respawn did with Titanfall...Making another studio deal with the 360 version. Means no diluting!
maniacmayhem  +   176d ago
I just read another studio is doing the 360 version.
GamerXD  +   176d ago
Project Cars, DriveClub and this! I'll be racing a lot this fall!
mt  +   176d ago
it will be heaven for SIM racing fans if Gran Turismo in E3. so much games to play.
HugoDrax  +   176d ago
Definitely! I love racing games, and I think I'm going to start saving for a steering wheel accessory now.


Or invest in 2 Killer Instinct fight sticks, old school arcade style :-)

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Son_of_Megaman  +   176d ago
Yea its cool for SIM fans, but I wish I could get at least ONE non sim racing game. but thats just me
gamerfan0909  +   176d ago
Microsoft must have the mother load to show at E3. That's 4 huge IP's shown off in the last 3 weeks.
tuglu_pati  +   176d ago
Yeah i was thinking the same thing. Phil tweeted a while ago that the show would be hardcore oriented so i guess we'll be seen a lot of new announcements. Just a week to go.
KNWS  +   176d ago | Well said
Cross gen is going to be a feature for a while yet unfortunately. Be least another 2 to 3 years before game developers switch to next gen only.

Lets wait and see what the game looks like before judging it.

Microsoft, most have a lot of games for E3 with all the early reveal, coming before the conference.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
Agreed, i just think that people are displaying their disappointed because it's something we have come to expect from multiplat games, not from a 1st party games that was presumed to be X1 exclusive.

I can understand why some people are disappointed, but at the same time, they only have 2 platforms to worry about. It's not as if this is Ubisoft here, making a game for 6 separate platforms. If there is a drop is quality due to last-gen limitations, i can't see it being very significant. I bet they have two separate teams working exclusively on each platform to ensure the X1 get's the best possible version it can.

At least that's what i hope for, anyway.
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GodGinrai  +   176d ago
yeaaahhh baby!
Dudebro90  +   176d ago
I'm guessing 360 version will run in 30 fps and xbone will be 60.

Kinda disappointed it won't take full advantage of the Xbox one, but still my most anticipated title.
GodGinrai  +   176d ago
Who says it wont? MS internals teams know XB hardware better than anybody.
BattleTorn  +   176d ago
Cause if Watch_Dogs has showed us anything g, these companies prioritize parity cross-gen
GodGinrai  +   176d ago

I am inclined to agree with you in regards to third party stuff. but first party devs often squeeze the best out of the machine. And they have the resources and time to do so. You do make a good point though. Hopefully X360 development has not impacted X1 development too much.
WeAreLegion  +   176d ago
Southern Europe is a good choice. There are some wonderful roads there.
gamerfan0909  +   176d ago
It's also great that Playground is getting to make a sequel. Forza Horizon was simply amazing and that studio is so underrated. Easily jumps up to being one of my most anticipated racers of the year. Hopefully they can get it to 60FPS, though. I'm not a fan of racers running at 30FPS at all. Idc if they have to put it down to 900P.
snookiegamer  +   176d ago
Good news for X1/360 owners. I always preferred the Horizon spin off over Forza. But, this is why our "allegedly" current gen games look like HD upgrades, because they won't kiss goodbye to the old gen.

It has to happen sooner or later, but I feel both X1 & PS4 games will not see their full potential for at least 2 more years. By that time, current gen is halfway through it's life cycle.

We kinda expect this from Third Parties, but 1st party studios need to move on. MLB PS3/PS4 is another example.
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sak500  +   176d ago | Well said
Have you seen PS3 and 360 games in just last 1 year? Games like GTA V, Bioshock infinity, ASSCreed etc have pushed these consoles to the limit. You coud'nt have these games in early life of these consoles. That's about 8 years in their lifecycle

So saying that XB1 / PS4 will reach potential in 2 years is wrong they would keep giving better and better games and experience throughout their lifecycles.

And the difference b/w current and last gen will start showing even earlier.
WeAreLegion  +   176d ago
I know it's pronounced "Fortsuh", but I still can't get over how ridiculous that sounds coming out of someone's mouth. Everyone I've ever met pronounces it like it's spelled.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
Yeah, i always pronounced it "For-za", not "Fortz-a".

CernaML  +   176d ago
How do you pronounce Pizza?
callahan09  +   176d ago
Do you mean peetsuh? Never seen this word Pizza before, but a quick google image search shows me plenty of pictures of peetsuh!
WeAreLegion  +   176d ago
Just like everyone else. It has two z's.
Gamesgbkiller  +   176d ago
Is E3 done or what ?
gamerfan0909  +   176d ago
I don't think it will be stagnated at all. I think Playground and Turn 10 will put most of their focus on the XB1 version. They will likely give the port duties to a studio known for porting HD games and the experience will just be different. Playground is not a giant dev, so I don't see them being able to do this game for 2 platforms at once.
mezati99  +   176d ago
WTF?! cross gen ?! that's weird and stupid
Gamer666  +   176d ago
Yet people also so that MS is "abandoning" 360 support...

Damned if they do, damned if they don't...
talocaca  +   176d ago
Mmmm....is this really necessary?...I mean, I've heard Forza is great....but a new one just came out?!?

Microsoft needs to stop milking Forza, Halo, Gears!!!
desertpunk86  +   176d ago
sony needs to stop milking uncharted,killzone,gran turismo!!!
Bennibop  +   176d ago
none of those games are annualized.
realgame  +   176d ago
Why bring Sony in to a ms article?
timotim  +   176d ago

Neither are any of the titles Talocaca listed. Forza Horizon and Forza Motorsport are two different series. Yes, they both both share Forza somewhere in the name but thats about it. Horizon is an open world racer that gears more toward the arcade style, while Motorsport gears more toward the sim style. The premise in both games are totally different as well.
Wikkid666  +   176d ago | Well said
Forza Motorsports and Forza Horizon are very different games.
sak500   176d ago | Trolling | show
marlinfan10  +   176d ago
why wouldnt they keep remaking them? the games are huge lol and people still love them.

and horizon is completely different then regular forza.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   176d ago
It's a spin-off series. There is no milking, because they are in different genres. It's not like we get a new Fora game every year.....

Assassins Creed.

THOSE are milked franchises.
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SuicideKing  +   176d ago
Awesome! Looking forward to this game!
TheFallenAngel  +   176d ago
Forza is a great series. I just hate to see them annualized. But I hope it's as good as previous games.
miXter  +   176d ago
Do you prefer see them from 5 to 5 years like GT series?????
TheFallenAngel  +   176d ago
I would like for them to put more time in them and put more cars and tracks.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   176d ago
Forza and Horizon are two different games. It's not annualized. Not to mention all additions in the past to the series have been exceptional games. The quality certainly isn't decreasing and fans are asking for it so I don't see the problem.
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miXter  +   176d ago
Yeah. The quality only improves from title to title. Forza 2 to Forza 4, three games from Forza series vs one (and a half) game from GT series.

Forza 5 is almost gettin' old and no GT announced for PS4 yet.

I think Forza 6 will be out before GT7...

And for sony fanboys that's great!! Isn't it? They like to wait 4 or 5 years for a game that doesn't match the quality of its competitor.

They do not see. They are blind.
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greenyboi  +   176d ago
Didn't play the first one but heard good things about it will pick this one up for my xb1
jcnba28  +   176d ago
Microsoft has been releasing so much information recently and E3 is only a week away! Can't wait!
Nine_Thousaaandd  +   176d ago
Well well well...Forza Horizon 2 vs Drive Club in the fall...I knew Microsoft would challenge Sony on this one...grab some popcorn, gonna be a hell of a show!

Back when I owned a Xbox, Forza and Project Gotham Racing where the hits, great racing games throughout the years. Interested in seeing some footage soon, incoming E3.

As of now, I say Drive Club's biggest competiton will be Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One, but I'm bet'in on Drive Club this time around. It's nice to see so many racing games being announced for new generation this early on. Gonna be a great year for racing fans on both sides!
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GodGinrai  +   176d ago
"As of now, I say Drive Club's biggest competiton will be Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One, but I'm bet'in on Drive Club this time around."

Drive club is super pretty, but my money is still on forza horizon besting it ;)

"It's nice to see so many racing games being announced for new generation this early on. Gonna be a great year for racing fans on both sides"

I couldnt agree more...and then there is project cars...Three promising racing games..two exclusive..one multiformat. There is no way, anybody can say they dont have a good driving game to pick up this fall, regardless of what platform. Even the wiiU fans have mario kart 8 AND project cars to look forward to in the same year.
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SPARTAN3  +   176d ago
Yes but I feel that DC and Horizons are pretty different games. Yes it would be easy and fun to put them head to head bec of fsnboys. But really it should be DC project cars, and horizons the crew.
aragon  +   176d ago
Cool. Good news for xbox community
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   176d ago
What the f*ck ! It should be Xbox One only ! I was hyped for it but nvm.
DanzoSAMA  +   176d ago
Wow !!
Thanks Microsoft.
LAWSON72  +   176d ago
Did Forza Horizon get loads of overpriced DLC like Forza 4 and 5 if not might get this
timotim  +   176d ago
What does optional DLC have to do with you buying a game or not?
Tedakin  +   176d ago
It's nice MS isn't forgetting about 360 owners... but they're also killing incentive to buy a new console.
LAWSON72  +   176d ago
Not many people are buying an Xbone to play Forza Horizon.
Tedakin  +   176d ago
this is true....
SlapHappyJesus  +   176d ago
Thanks dad!
Dlacy13g  +   176d ago
I suspect you will see a pretty compelling divide between the last gen version and the next gen one with a possible upgrade program for the game as well.
pornflakes   176d ago | Trolling | show
Bundi  +   176d ago
Open world. Weather system. Hundreds of cars. This is how you do racing.
Racing game of the year.
SlapHappyJesus  +   176d ago
Considering the first Horizon title was phenomenal and holds as my favorite racing game, I have very high hopes for this one.
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