Development is being handled primarily by Horizon 1 studio Playground Games, though the team is collaborating closely with the Motorsport team at Turn 10 Studios; the two teams share a technology pipeline as well as select key personnel.
In making the leap to Xbox One, Forza Horizon 2 will include hundreds of cars, according to Playground Games, headlined by the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán. A long-awaited weather system will also make its Forza debut, while Forza 5’s Drivatar system is also being adapted for Horizon 2.
- - the game will take place in gorgeous Southern Europe, leading to, in Fulton’s words, “incredible diversity” and “amazing vistas.” Music will again play a big part in the game, and a music festival will be the central event around which the game’s activities revolve.
Is it weird they're going cross generation with the open world, ideally, bigger game than with the track racer that could realistically be optimized for the 360?
Anyway this looks like it'll be fun to play. I need an open world racer despite not playing Horizon.
The first one was great, probably my second favorite racing game of last gen. I'm honestly a little bummed they're going cross-gen for the sequel but I'll still get it; these guys know how to make a car feel fun to drive, something that seems to elude a lot of other racing game developers.
I think I speak for everyone at Giant Bomb Forza Race Night when I say, PLEASE BE GOOD. Hopefully the multiplayer is not garbage this time. Horizon was bad on so many levels, especially when compared to something like Burnout Paradise.
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— Ryan McCaffrey (@DMC_Ryan) June 2, 2014
I mean, it shouldn't even exist in the first place (the fuck Microsoft?), but at least it's not taking too much time away from Playground.