A sequel to the 2012 spin-off, Forza Horizon, FH2 is once again being developed by Playground Games, though the Forza Motorsport team at Turn 10 will collaborate on the project. Turn 10 and Playground share a technology pipeline as well as several employees. The first Horizon shared a physics engine with Forza Motorsport 4, so a similar arrangement between Horizon 2 and Motorsport 5 seems like a safe bet.
Forza Horizon 2 will bring hundreds of vehicles to Xbox consoles, including the 200 mph Lamborghini Huracán, and it introduces a weather system to the franchise for the first time. The Drivatar system introduced in Forza Motorport 5 will also make an appearance in Horizon 2.
Taking place in Southern Europe, the game will feature “incredible diversity” in its tracks, says creative director Ralph Fulton. A music festival will serve as the central event around which the game’s events revolve, continuing Forza Horizon’s focus on music.
E3 is just around the corner, and we’re sure to see more info on Forza Horizon 2 in Los Angeles. Check back with us for more updates on this exciting racing title.