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.
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.

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