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Forza Horizon 2
Forza Horizon 2

Xbox 360 | Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Developer: Playground Games Official Site: http://www.forzamotorsport.net
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Classification: PG
Release Date:
2nd October 2014
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Post by Eorl @ 12:23pm 26/02/15 | 0 Comments
With the newest film soon to be releasing in cinemas across the world, a Fast & Furious standalone expansion tie-in has been announced for racing title Forza Horizon 2 that will arrive on Xbox console next month.

Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, like other standalone expansions in the past this one won't require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always wanted to work together,” Bill Kispert, EVP of digital licensing at Universal told the Associated Press.

“It was a matter of schedules, capacity and a film coming together at the right time. It finally has, and we’re excited to collaborate with Turn 10.”

The game will be based before the movie, and will take players to France where they must source cars for Tej Parker. Vehicles featured in the game will be from a variety of the Fast & Furious movies, including the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T driven by Vin Diesel's character along with 1998 Toyota Supra, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 2012 Nissan GT-R, 1970 Plymouth Cuda, 2013 Jeep Wrangler, 2014 Maserati Ghibli S and 2015 Dodge Charger.

The expansion will be launching on March 27th for Xbox One and Xbox 360, and will be free up until April 10th to promote the film's release on April 3rd. After then it will run you for $10.

Thursday, 9 October 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:49am 09/10/14 | 0 Comments
Microsoft has released its first batch of add-on content for the Xbox One version of its open-world racer Forza Horizon 2, adding a collection of six new cars to player garages.

The pack introduces the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, the 2013 Renault Clio RS 200, 1988's Volkswagen Scirocco 16v, and the 1957 Maserati 300 S. This month also marks the launch of the 1988 BMW M5, which all players can download today free of charge.

The Mobil 1 Car Pack is priced at $5, and is available as a free download for players who purchased the $24.99 Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:40pm 30/09/14 | 4 Comments
Modern car games are either arcade as all hell, or they're as hardcore as hell. And more often than not, they're restrictive in player freedom. Well, not anymore.

Forza Horizon 2 has just become a real contender for Game of the Year and I'm not even a car videogames kind of guy, but dang does it just get so much right. And those visuals... oh man, those visuals.

Click here to learn why we love Forza Horizon 2 so much.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:52am 17/09/14 | 0 Comments
Forza Horizon 2 has gone gold according to the developer's official Twitter, where the team announced the news with the game's box cover lamborghini in tow.

Alongside the gold announcement, the team also revealed that the Xbox One exclusive demo is now available to play, weighing in at 10GB download and can be downloaded from your Xbox Dashboard or through the SmartGlass app.



Forza Horizon 2 will be available on Xbox One and Xbox 360 come September 31st.
Friday, 12 September 2014
Post by Eorl @ 11:06am 12/09/14 | 1 Comments
Showing off just what you can expect in their open-world racer exclusively for Xbox One and Xbox 360, Microsoft has revealed a stunning looking Forza Horizon 2 launch trailer that is sure to make car enthusiasts shed a joyful tear.

The trailer encompasses a whole lot of in-game footage of the racing title, set in the fully explorable lands of the USA. Players will be able to travel across the open-world without loading screens, making the visual quality seen in the trailer even more impressive.

Alongside the launch traielr, Microsoft has also announced a new loyalty program called Forza Rewards, providing players wil all kinds of extra goodies, in-game currency and other rewards based on player progress. Progress in other Forza games will also be detected, tracked through a tier system that automatically provides new rewards. The first five cars in this program have been introduced, and include the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the 2013 Viper GTS, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, the 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter and the 2013 McLaren P1. You'll unlock them automatically once you reach tier six.

Forza Horizon 2 will be launching on September 30th for Xbox One and Xbox 360. A demo will also be available come September 16th, exclusively for Xbox One.

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:06am 28/08/14 | 0 Comments
Microsoft has today announced that those eager to take a hands-on approach to learning the wheel in Forza Horizon 2 will soon be getting the chance to do just that, with a demo arriving on Xbox One come September 16th.

Details on what to expect track or car-wise have not yet been revealed, with the announcement providing very little on the demo besides that it is coming. Going by the announcement, it also seems like we shouldn't expect an Xbox 360 version; Forza Horizon 2 launches for it on the same day. Playground Games, which is developing the Xbox One version, said the two versions are "different games inspired by the same ideas."

Alongside the demo announcement, Microsoft also revealed the full list of achievements that you can expect in the open-world racer. Check them all out over here to prepare for the achievement hunting.
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Post by Eorl @ 01:40pm 06/08/14 | 1 Comments
Microsoft has revealed 15 more cars available to drive in Forza Horizon 2, that have been "specifically built for Xbox One."

This weeks batch of cars each come from vehicles with historical roots in racing. Notable additions to Microsoft's open-world racer include the 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO, 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II, 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT. The full list of new vehicles can be found on the official announcement page.

Last week we saw Microsoft reveal 16 driveable cars, and 100 more the week before. According to Microsoft, there will be 200 plus driveable cars in the game, so we've got a number of weekly reveals to go.

Forza Horizon 2 is due out on September 30th for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Post by Eorl @ 03:16pm 23/07/14 | 1 Comments
Microsoft has revealed an extensive list of the first 100 cars set to storm onto the scene in the upcoming Forza Horizon 2.

The final game will feature just over 200 cars, though this first half includes appearances from state-of-the-art supercars like the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán, to Group B rally legends, off-roaders, classic muscle cars, and more.
2002 Acura RSX Type-S
2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
1964 Aston Martin DB5
2010 Aston Martin One-77
2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
2006 Audi RS 4
2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
While above is only a sample of the cars available, head over to the Xbox Wire post for the entire list including screenshots for each individual car.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Post by Eorl @ 01:26pm 25/06/14 | 0 Comments
Those looking to purchase the Xbox 360 version of open-world racing game Forza Horizon 2 will find that the title won't share any similarities with its Xbox One counterpart, instead opting for a unique experience "inspired by the same ideas" as the Xbox One game according to a new interview with developer Playground Games.

Speaking with Digital Spy, the studio behind the Xbox One version noted that both versions of the title will run on different engines and include a different set of features. The Sumo Digital-developed Xbox 360 version will run on the same engine as 2012's Forza Horizon, while the Xbox One version will work with the engine for last year's Forza Motorsport 5.

"It's based in the same world, it's based on the same themes," Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton said of the Xbox 360 version. "Rather than thinking of them as the same game on different platforms, they are different games inspired by the same ideas."

Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One will exclusively use the dynamic weather system and Driveatars. These features will not be present in 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 explained.

Forza Horizon 2 will launch for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 30th.