Forza Horizon racing this fall

Driving game spin-off handled by UK startup Playground Games set to ship later this year; teaser trailer inside.

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A new Forza title has been revealed, and it's not Forza Motorsport 5. Microsoft has announced Forza Horizon, a spin-off of Turn 10's racing game franchise, due for release this fall.

Microsoft is looking to the horizon this fall with its newest Forza game.

Forza Horizon is in development at United Kingdom-based startup Playground Games. The new company has not yet shipped a game, but it has a formidable racing pedigree.

Founded by former Codemasters (F1 series) alums, Playground Games is staffed also by veterans from now-defunct studios Black Rock and Bizarre Creations. Those two studios created Split/Second and Blur, respectively, before being shut down.

Few details are available concerning Forza Horizon, but a teaser trailer for the game (embedded below) offers a first glimpse at the project. The minute-long video shows a range of locales, including a stretch of desert, open highways, and dirt courses.

Discussion

29 comments
shellshock4000
shellshock4000

is there going to be a demo 4 thhe new forza on xbox

 

 

Triton
Triton

With DLC to be released the same day I bet...

steelmouth
steelmouth

@IceJester45 @Fernin-Ker thank you let this games be diffrent from forza and fable (different story lines and settings ie off road or street racing) and be called different names but still use the same greate tech from privious games kinda like with medal of honor and battle field both by EA both shooters but some how kinder remotely different

MustSeeMelons
MustSeeMelons

Forza has potencial, still waiting for a great game though..

Huskypaw
Huskypaw

Forza's biggest problem: No weather effects at all :(

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

That had to be one of the WORST trailers for a game...... EVER. Still, it would be nice to have a few new tracks to race on. I'm getting bored trying to get the achievement for finishing 1st in every single race in the Event List. That is a tiring achievement.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@IceJester45 I for one very much hope for Forza physics. While not as good as something like iRacing, I am entirely for more sim-like physics models in racing games on consoles. Given what little info is available it's not known yet exactly WHAT the game will be, but I for one greatly hope for an open world racer alaTest Drive with Forza physics.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Fernin-Ker, As I said, I don't care much what they call it as long as Forza Horizon plays differently from Forza Motorsport 4. However, I'm sort of with @steelmouth, provided he/she is being serious. Part of me doesn't want Microsoft's stable of exclusives to be 31 flavors of Halo/Fable/Forza. I also kind of wish the new Fable hack 'n slash announced yesterday were called something other than Fable Heroes.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@steelmouth Why would you want that? If the game utilizes Forza technology then the series and devs should get their recognition. The whole number of exclusives fight is pointless when the exclusives one DOES have are so good. @IceJester45 Yup, sadly it is so. Still, with the folks from Bizarre in the crew, I'd expect it to have much of the same energy and fun they managed to instill in the PGR games.

steelmouth
steelmouth

Please MS just drop the FORZA name,get a new name so it seems like you have many exclusives Thank You

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Fernin-Ker, Ah...didn't know that. I thought MS owned the name.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@IceJester45 PGR as a name was owned by Bizarre which was in turn owned by Activision when it was dissolved. MS doesn't have the rights to the name and thus can't make a game with the PGR title.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

Forza physics in a potentially open world racer? Yah, I could dig that...

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

MS: Do another racing game if you want it, but don't stick the Forza name on it. That doesn't sit well with me for some reason.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Okay, so I guess Forza is going to have a new entry every year too, then.

holhardy
holhardy

Um just to point out, no part of the video had any gameplay.

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

If this game is like NFS arcadey then I'll buy it.

manciuxl
manciuxl

we need upgrades for cars and street racing actually make this like a underground 3 game i thing a lot of people would like that

blackace
blackace

Teaser? Just a live video with no part of the game shown at all. Guess we'll have to wait for the E3.

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

another forza sounds great, I'll wait for a trailer with gameplay to tell if it looks good or not

IceJester45
IceJester45

I suppose this is that Project Gotham rebirth we'd been hearing about. If so, I'm somewhat upset MS dropped the Project Gotham name. I don't doubt somebody will accuse the company of milking its franchise. And, those accusations would probably be right. Of course, as long as this new Forza game packs gameplay that is substantially different from what the games in the main series offer, I don't care all too much what MS decides to call it.

JudgeSim
JudgeSim

it was pretty much all real life footage... you know what would be cool though is if forza did their own version of need for speed underground

Qirexian
Qirexian

Bikini girl and Chemical Brothers OST. Sold.

Namgis
Namgis

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Animatronic64
Animatronic64

The girl in the trailer... her boobs aren't big enough. Bigger boobs in the next trailer would make me more excited about this game. Until then, I'll just stick with Forza 4.

rarson
rarson

Cool. With all that talent, it can't turn out poorly.