Digital Foundry vs. Forza Horizon

Digital Foundry - "A new bar in console racing game technology? Digital Foundry presents its take on Playground's debut title."

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hennessey864288d ago

And it shows what a technical achievement forza horizon is

MikeMyers4288d ago

Technically it sounds quite impressive given the hardware it's on.

Me-Time4288d ago (Edited 4288d ago )

+720p, 30fps, and the hardest the system ever works itself is at the festival

if there were actual cities, not towns with small buildings, in Horizon like I hoped, then it'd be impressive. oh yea, easily noticeable, toned-back physics. and it wasn't to make the game more accessible. That's what the driving assists are for.

What MikeMyers means is that it would be even more impressive if it was on the PS3, specifically because of the lack of RAM.

Knight_Crawler4288d ago (Edited 4288d ago )

LMFAO...dude your jelly is showing.

Why don't you go read about your AMAZING Gran Tourismo and Killzone instead of trolling 360 related articles.

I guess you are one of those people who still believe that the PS3 is made from pixie dust and black magic.

greenpowerz4288d ago

This troll is trying his hardest to give the illusion of objectivity.

As the reviews suggest, this game is a technical marvel and shows what devs can do if motivated. It shows MSFT doesn't push their hardware like their competition does.

wishingW3L4288d ago (Edited 4288d ago )

I was going to write a very similar post. Forza Horizon sacrificed lots of stuff for the sake of the open world. Stuff like physics, and frame-rate are considerably worse than the main series but people disagree because of fanboyism. Like always... I mean, even DF says it:

"It's understandable, of course. Moving to an open world represents some fundamental technical challenges."

MikeMyers4288d ago

Just to be clear, in no way was I thinking of the PS3 in my earlier comment. I was actually giving praise to how much they are able to get out of the Xbox 360 and how the games still stand up (technically) today.

FordGTGuy4288d ago

Same physics engine running at the same 360 fps, troll harder troll.

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TheKayle4288d ago (Edited 4288d ago )

technically its sound quite impressive for every console ...lol

read the article..pls

vikingland14288d ago

I just bought this game yesterday! Not very far into it yet but I can say it's a smooth engine.

Blankman854288d ago

Meh, just Forza being brilliant as usual, nothing new to see here folks

vega2754288d ago

Honestly was there really any doubt when it comes to forza

mcstorm4288d ago

All i can sayis playground have some of the best developers around. Got my copy of the game yesterday and its amazing.

It just shows that even with old hardware you can still push it to the max and even if you drop fps ect you can still make it look and play amazing.

I cant wait to see what turn 10 do with forza 5 and playground do with a forza horizon 2 on the next xbox if 4 and horizon look like they do on the 360.

Add halo 4 to this list too and it shows microsoft have 3 studios that can show off the power of the console.

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10 Years On, It's Hard To Actually Celebrate Forza Horizon's Legacy

Forza Horizon has been around for 10 years today, but due to the franchise's constant "End Of Life" policies, it's hard to celebrate.

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deleted639d ago

Literally the only XBox exclusive that I still regularly play. I'm glad I had bought FH3 (PC) when I did, but this really sucks for other people who never picked it up. I still love the Australian Outback setting most of all.


Forza Horizon Games Ranked from Worst to Best

BLG writes: "When the Forza Horizon games franchise launched in 2012, it was an enjoyable spin-off of the highly successful simulation racer. A decade later, the Horizon series has overtaken Forza Motorsport series as one of, if not the, premiere driving video games of all time."

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SinisterMister752d ago

Don't think there's literally a "worst" Forza game man. Microsoft just makes these too damn good.

MaximusPrime_752d ago

Microsoft didn't develop (make) Forza, Playground Games did.

Microsoft simply published it.

SinisterMister752d ago

Ah okay. Thanks for the correction mate!

MadLad752d ago

I see no difference being they've only ever made games for Microsoft on Microsoft's dime for the entirety of their existence as a developer.

Godmars290752d ago

The amount of MTs and repeated attempts at rivalry towards Gran Turismo.

darthv72752d ago

@god, i think you are confusing motorsport with horizon. MS is compared to GT, Horizon isnt.

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MadLad752d ago


Care to explain how that has anything to do with anything here?

DOMination-752d ago

lol.. pedantic much? ^ PG and the Forza IP are owned by Microsoft.

FH5 may be a technical marvel but it's been a buggy mess since launch and PG seem intent to add new content without ever bothering to fix anything. Many of which were bugs that were also in FH4.

FH2 (still good but the structure was messed up - too much emphasis on grinding "roadtrips" which was tedious)

jznrpg752d ago (Edited 752d ago )

They didn’t buy Playground until 2018 or 2019 I forget which year but it hasn’t been that long . The first Forza came out in 2005 . So most of the games were published by MS at the time but they didn’t own PlayGround. MS doesn’t make good studios in general , they buy them .

DOMination-752d ago

When Sony buys a studio after working with them for a couple of games, people on here call it an "organic purchase". MS & Playground made three very good games, based on an existing IP using an engine made by Turn 10 before purchasing them. But it is still pedantic. Shall we say that Sony didn't make The Last of Us? Or that they don't "own" the first 12 Ratchet & Clank games because they only purchase Insomniac a few years back? We all know what they meant.

Anyway, Forza Motorsport has always been developed by Turn 10. Which Microsoft built from the ground up. So when you refer to games from 2005, your point about only buying studios is completely wrong.

darthv72752d ago

You left out a FH2, there were two versions. The one made for XBO by playground and the one made for 360 by sumo digital. There are enough differences to warrant each one being on its own.