Forza Horizon 2 Announced For Xbox One, 360 Release This Fall

by Mike Futter on Jun 02, 2014 at 03:21 AM

Microsoft has announced the sequel to 2012’s Forza Horizon. The title, which will be coming from Microsoft and Playground, is slated for Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall.

IGN has the reveal and says that the title will have players racing across southern Europe (and not the American south as concept art previously led us to believe). More details will be revealed later this month.

Update: Sumo Digital, the studio behind Sonic & All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is handling development of the Xbox 360 version. The Xbox One version will be built on the Forza Motorsport 5 engine. The Xbox 360 edition will use the Forza Horizon framework.

[Source: IGN]


Our Take
Horizon was an interesting offshoot of the Forza series, and the use of two studios gives Microsoft the chance to make the franchise annual. All there is so far is box art, so there isn’t much to go on yet. What is surprising is that Microsoft has hedged its bet and split the game across generations, deflating an Xbox One exclusive.