Forza Horizon 2 On Xbox One And Xbox 360 Are “Different Games”
Forza Horizon 2 is coming to both Xbox One and Xbox 360, and according to Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton, the two versions will essentially be “different games” due to the technological differences between the consoles.
The Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2 is built using the Forza 5 engine, led by Playground Games, while the Xbox 360 version of the game is being separately developed on the Forza Horizon engine by Sumo Digital.
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“It’s based in the same world, it’s based on the same themes,” Fulton told Digital Spy. “Rather than thinking of them as the same game on different platforms, they are different games inspired by the same ideas.”
Forza Horizon 2 is set across southern Europe and will feature hundreds of cars, with the highlights including the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán.
There’ll also be a new weather system, and Forza 5’s hyped up Drivatar system will be included in the new title. However, both of these features won’t be included on the Xbox 360 version.
“There are things we are doing in Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One that honestly couldn’t be done on any other console,” Fulton said.
I love it when developers say that something “can’t be done on any other console”. It’s so cute.
Forza Horizon 2 will be out on September 30, and will not feature microtransactions that were widely criticised in Forza 5.