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Forza Horizon 2: XBO Version Is 'Next-Gen', Uses Forza 5 Engine; X360 Port By Separate Studio

GearNuke: "IGN's Ryan McCaffrey ensures that the game is truly 'next-gen' on the Xbox One."

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NewMonday1234d ago

wouldn't take Ryan McCaffrey's word on anything.

Dudebro901234d ago

Well that's mighty ignorant of you.

Webbyy1234d ago

wow, Really dude? Ryan is an accomplished man. I would take his word for it.

NewMonday1234d ago

@Dudebro90

"Well that's mighty IGNorant of you"

:P

Kayant1234d ago

Seeing as he is in charge of the IGN First program and the one who went to get a preview on it I don't see why people shouldn't believe him.

Dlacy13g1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

@NewMonday... why would you not take his word on this? You think he is lying about them telling him that the xbox 360 version is a port from another studio?

Jesus, take the tinfoil hat off.

Tedakin1234d ago

Well I mean if what he's saying is confirmed then.. I mean...

Charybdis1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

@NewMonday
Could you elaborate why Ryan McCaffrey isn't to be taken on his word.Does this mean that you don't believe that he saw any footage, or that he has a biased oppinion towards the ps4 or xb1, or do you think he doesn't know how a next gen game should look like, or should we just take your word on this?

NewMonday1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

@Charybdis
because he is the model of professionalism..

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

http://www.psu.com/forums/s...

No_Limit1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

LOL, the PS4 [email protected] like Newmonday were also calling Ryan McCaffrey a liar after breaking the news that NBA 2k14 on XB1 is 1080p and 60fps like the PS4 version. The amount of troll on that tread is mind boggling.
http://n4g.com/news/1379380...

And guess what? NBA 2k14 is indeed 1080p and 60fps on XB1. :)

hello121234d ago

Again another example why the bubble system is broken. How did this person end up with 9 bubbles? We need to revamp this site badly and bring in people who know what they're talking about.

Eonjay1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

Um, Forza 5 is also on Xbox One. That is next (current) gen only game. So I think we can use that as a baseline. I can understand that people want current gen games only (so that they get the full treatment and don't have to be pull back for last gen limitations.) But if that is the case its up to the consumers to help developers figure out where to invest their time.

georgeenoob1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

Whew! I guess that's that then. Anyone who figured this cross-gen decision was a disappointment can chill out.

NewMonday1234d ago

@No_Limit

dude! did you even bother reading your own link?

I never commented on that subject.

this says a lot of things about you.

No_Limit1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

@NewMonday,

"dude! did you even bother reading your own link?

I never commented on that subject.

this says a lot of things about you. "

LOL, do you know how to read a sentence?
I said "the PS4 [email protected] LIKE Newmonday were also calling Ryan McCaffrey a liar"

LOL, this says a lot of things about you.

Hard to believe, but there are others like you around here, just with less bubbles, of course. ;)

Edit @Newmonday below,

Sorry, I don't have 10 bubbles to reply to you below. If you stop trolling on every positive XB1 news will you little soliloquy, no one is going to call you out are to try to prove that you are incorrect. You are saying the Ryan McCaffrey can't be trusted and I am just implying a link to state otherwise. If you don't want to get called on, then stop trolling on xbox news. It is that simple.

azure19901234d ago

@everyone stop feeding NewMonday. He's a troll and always will be. We know he hates Microsoft. Plus if y'all disliked him so much, bubble down the shit out of him. Like me :)

NewMonday1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

@No_Limit

so you were just personally attacking me and that was just a random link.

explains a lot

@azure1990

unlike you I don't go around calling people trolls

creatchee1234d ago

@NewMonday

" http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

I've never seen you get riled up and call somebody unprofessional who writes hyperbole about things you like or want to play.

" http://www.psu.com/forums/s...

I don't follow why this calls into question Ryan's professionalism? Whether you consider him an Xbox fanboy or not, his scores of 8.1 for each version are pretty right there in terms of GameRankings and Metacritic averages:

PS3
http://www.gamerankings.com... 81.90

http://www.metacritic.com/g... 80

PS4
http://www.gamerankings.com... 82.59

http://www.metacritic.com/g... 83

Wouldn't a completely biased and unprofessional Xbox fanboy have scored them significantly lower than the average instead of pretty much hitting the nail on the head?

NewMonday1234d ago

@creatchee

Point#1 was he gave the PS4/PS3 versions the exact same score despite the PS4 version being massively better.

Point#2 is he is the xbox editor and has a vocal MS platform preference and it was unprofessional for him to review the game in the first place.

I thought that was obvious but apparently I need to make an appendix to further explain my comments.

@No_Limit

just stating an opinion in an open forum, at least my opinion is genuine, and my points are specific

and I'm not the first or last person to call out Ryan McCaffrey.

creatchee1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

@NewMonday

"Point#1 was he gave the PS4/PS3 versions the exact same score despite the PS4 version being massively better."

Maybe, but "massively better" is massively subjective. Also, grades are given relative to the platform that they are on, not to other versions of the game. Or at least that is the way it should work. Would you have been happy if he gave the PS3 version a 75 instead?

"Point#2 is he is the xbox editor and has a vocal MS platform preference and it was unprofessional for him to review the game in the first place."

Okay. Think about what you just said, because it has implications.

First, that means that the PlayStation Editor, who has a vocal PlayStation preference (as well as any of his contemporaries) are unprofessional if they review any PlayStation games. Bias is not only important when it serves your purposes, and goes both for the negative and the positive sense of the word. By your definition of bias, you can't trust those PS reviewers because they will judge PS games too positively. Or is that not a problem for you?

Also, if somebody's vocal preference for a particular platform disqualifies them from being a credible source, then why should anybody listen to a single word that you have to say about Xbox related stuff. You said it yourself - you are unprofessional. Unreliable. Irrelevant.

"I thought that was obvious but apparently I need to make an appendix to further explain my comments."

It's painfully obvious that your line of thinking isn't exactly "normal".

Automatic791234d ago

@ New Monday

Ryan McCaffrey's words I trust. Your comments on N4G I don't. I still wonder why you have so many bubbles with all the trolling you do on Xbox articles.

NewMonday1234d ago

@creatchee

- group editors should stay within their groups and communicate with the particular platform fanbase.

- Ryan McCaffrey is just the tip of the Iceberg, the whole of IGN is more of a marketing outlet than real news website.

"if somebody's vocal preference for a particular platform disqualifies them from being a credible source, then why should anybody listen to a single word that you have to say about Xbox related stuff. You said it yourself - you are unprofessional. Unreliable. Irrelevant"

don't care what you think, responding to you as a courtesy.

No_Limit1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

@NewMonday,

LOL, The Forza twitter people just confirmed that Sumo Digital will be making the X360 port of Forza Horizon 2.

Forza Motorsport ‏@ForzaMotorsport: X1 version of Horizon 2 is built on the Forza 5 engine, led by Playground. X360 version is built on Horizon 1 engine, led by Sumo Digital. Hey that sounds familiar, wait...that is what McCaffrey said a couple hours ago.

https://twitter.com/ForzaMo...

I think you owe Mr. McCaffrey an apology unless you think the Forza people are lying too.

NewMonday1234d ago

@No_Limit

not until we see actual footage of the 2 versions, a second developer just ports the code and assets and dose not build the game from the ground up, the resources will be built to scale and that will hold the game back.

their is a reason BatmanAK is next gen only and AC will have 2 different old gen/new gen games, if Ryan McCaffrey was forthcoming he would address that instead of obfuscating, he makes the console warriors happy but is disingenuous to regular gamer.

MeLoveRamen1234d ago

sorry but i would have to agree with newmonday and take ryan mcgiraffe neck opinion with a grain of salt because just like colin minoraty they are both are very biased toward their console of choice.

4Sh0w1233d ago

NewMonday is just doing the usual MariaHelfuria style of downplaying of positive X1 news, that's just what she does. Just ignore.

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! I got to hand it to micro this is a great decision given that Forza5 was only on X1, some continued support for 360 here and there is a good idea. At some point though that's got to end, last gen has had its time.

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Magicite1234d ago

so its gona be 1080p/60fps and have realistic weather, night/day cycle, physics and more? I doubt that.

kiz26941234d ago

So with what happened to F5, we should expect same assets being used from Forza Horizon 1 but with HD reskin.

Volkama1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

Please elaborate. Forza 5 used all new assets for the cars, that's why there were so few in comparison to Forza 4.

The only exception were the ~25 cars that could be explored in 'vista mode' on Forza 4, as those were effectively previews of the new assets we'd be seeing on the race tracks of F5.

darthv721234d ago

Its prob safe to say that FH2 will use the FM4 engine on the 360 just as it will use the FM5 engine on XB1.

Nothing wrong with taking a working engine and fine tuning it to wring out more performance.

towelie12881234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

this games looks interesting might get this instead of F5, or the crew

Charybdis1234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

Looking forward to tomorrows preview, with so little information it is hard to make a choice between racing games.

DARK WITNESS1234d ago

Based on the forza 5 engine... isn't that based on the forza engines from last gen?

Godmars2901234d ago (Edited 1234d ago )

Isn't the Forza 5 engine based on the Forza 3 engine?

@SuperLupe:
No, I don't really care what engine UC4 is using. Actually gotten pretty bored with the series.

SuperLupe1234d ago

No.

And even if. We know you dont care, just like you dont care Uncharted 4 is using the same last gen engine.

truefan11234d ago

Forza 5 level car detail, weather system, drive-a-tars, hundreds of cars, open world. LETS GO!!!