Impressive Looking First Forza Horizon 2 1080p Screenshots Released

Here are the first official in-game screenshots of Forza Horizo 2.


Two more screenshots added..

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GarrusVakarian1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

Is it me, or are there no screenshots in that link?



Yeah, page has been updated. They look really nice. Open world too? Wow.

Edit: 2 more!-

Abriael1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

There aren't. Looks like a placeholder post.

Now it's up:

theshonen88991177d ago

Forza 5 engine and yet Forza 5 itself still doesn't have weather effects or day night cycle. How is it that Forza Motorsport fails to deliver features that Forza Horizon consistently delivers on? It's embarrassing.

Forza Horizon was my favorite game on 360. Between Grid, Project Cars, Driveclub, and Horizon 2, I am one happy racer.

Ballsack1177d ago

When are gaming companies gonna stop using bullshots? Its so annoying because when you see the actual game your like ok...nice but not that's not what you originally showed

look at the backlash killzone and watchdogs recieved because of it.

mikeslemonade1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

Racing Meh.. Not moving forward for the graphics bar Meh.. Yealy rehash sequals Meh..

Ballsack1177d ago

When are gaming companies gonna stop using bullshots? Its so annoying because when you see the actual game your like ok...nice but not that's not what you originally showed

snookiegamer1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )


The lack of weather effects in Forza 5 probably had more to do with deadlines and time restraints than anything else.

MS wanted the game out at Xbox One's launch. I don't believe it has anything to do with the ability of the Xbox One or the engine Turn 10 used. After all, even the 360 can do weather effects.

People claim to be gamers, yet do not understand the process ;/

Perjoss1177d ago

"Not moving forward for the graphics bar"

Try PC or PS4, you might find what you're looking for.

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Azzanation1177d ago


Forza 5 didn't do weather etc was because it was a launch title. To put it simple. Turn 10 didn't have enough time. Time makes all the difference, not power.

Dlacy13g1177d ago

If you want actual good screenshots and a preview:

jhoward5851177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )


Note: educated guess.

Forza 5 not having day night cycle might have something to do with ESRAM.

The ESRAM being so small most Devs would be forced to use baked lighting instead of using atmospheric lighting because it save them lots of time/memory space and it doesn't tax the hardware performance.

Theoretically speaking, Added day to night cycle in a game that has massive amount of baked lighting the dev would have to create two(or more) set of textures with baked lighting. One for the day, and one for the night. But the x1's ESRAM might have trouble loading both sets of textures because the ESRAM is too small. Hopefully DX12 can help.

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NewMonday1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

hate to be the guy to say it but this is not real-time


miXter1177d ago

This is not CGI.

This is not bullshot.

It's ingame. Stop crying sony fanboys.

MK24ever1177d ago

It's "in-engine", not in-game. Check GT5 photo mode pictures for reference.

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Boody-Bandit1177d ago

I'm not seeing any snow or ice covered courses in these screenshots. I hope they implement them in FH2. Driving on the snow and ice is my favorite thing to do in Rally Racing.

k3rn3ll1177d ago

the thing is if you had it ur way we wouldnt see any footage or pictures of games until a few weeks before a game gets cert. Now and days game projects are fluid all the way till the release so builds change frequently throughout course of development. With day one patches and such people need to realize there is no guarantee on what a game will look like until it is in the wild. So you all need to stop being such whiners because there's some polygons missing from the pictures you saw at e3 2 years before hand. (Watch dogs)

Dee_911177d ago

well im sold

turn 10 the reason I bought a 360.. turn 10 the reason i buy a xbone.

IcarusOne1176d ago

Technically it's not CGI. Technically it's not in-game either.

This is using the photo mode, which drastically increases the LOD and AA on the car models. You could use this in the original Horizon to turn out some damn near photorealistic shots.

So technically they're not bullshots because the game will look this good. Just never while you're actually driving.

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sam_job1177d ago

its only you... there are three 1080p screenshots

GarrusVakarian1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

2 other people have also said there are no screenshots in that link. Clicking on 'View Screenshots' takes me to here -

Where are they?

Edit: Just refreshed the page and it changed to display the screenshots. Sneaky sneaky! At the time the article was posted, and at the time you replied to me, it was a different link altogether.

On topic: Looks great, the sky-box on the first pic is beautiful! And the rain droplets on the car in the 2nd pic reminds me of PGR :(

Septic1177d ago

Looks good. Need to see it an action.

IrishSt0ner1177d ago

They look amazing, especially the close up shot showing the rain drops on the paint work, acurate reflections and exterme detail. Stunning, although I highly doubt thats the graphics we'll see in the final product.

Clunkyd1177d ago

Its In-Engine screenshots just how every other racing game likes to fool people. When actually playing the game I bet it wont look this good.
For example, check out the screenshots for GT6 and then gameplay, Its day and night.

Psygnosis3331177d ago

Pay $60 for a game -> Spend loads more money on cars that should have been in the game in the first place.

nicksetzer11177d ago

What other next gen game has even half the cars forza 5 had? (Next-gen game) not any coming to my mind ...

Psygnosis3331177d ago

they are in progres like GT7...if they want they will relise tomorow gt7 but it will be masive cut...dont relise if its not finish or dont sell aditional DLC..give it for FREE

pedrof931177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )


Atm FOrza 5 in the only car game released ( excluding NFS)so...

Maybe you're refering Driveclub, but in the same way I can mention GT... SO.

Ravenor1177d ago

Because Turn 10 and Forza are the only developers/racing franchise guilty of releasing car DLC. I don't know how the lack of cars that are available in DLC detracts from the experience that comes on the disk.

Psygnosis3331177d ago

"I don't know how the lack of cars that are available in DLC detracts from the experience that comes on the disk."

Yes it detracts ..Forza is great game..only this bothers me..1/3 of the game was sell as DLC..look at the track number .compare forza 4 and 5

Good example of DLC "FAR CRY 3 - BLOOD DRAGON
the last of us left behind(only the price was not so good lol)
These examples of dlc are made after the game is finished 100% and are there to extend the expirience ..not to cut the game in a small pieces and resell it like a dlc :P

k3rn3ll1177d ago

Gt7 is gonna have Micros too dont worry

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XiSasukeUchiha1177d ago

Yes Lukas I like this hmmm!

Magicite1177d ago

Looks great.
Looks photoshopped.

truefan11177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

Yup looking like the PREMIER racer come this fall. I love how people are so quick to call a downgrade, but forget Forza 5 was available at launch. Playground and Turn 10 will have gotten an extra year to optimize FH2.

PS unlike other racers FH2 is open world, has HUNDREDS of cars, day/night system, weather system, and drive-a-tars. No other racer coming this fall can boast those specs.