Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One Uses Forza 5 Engine

Xbox 360 port being developed by a separate studio.

Posted By | On 03rd, Jun. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 was just announced for release later this year, and the excitement around the announcement of the release of the sequel to one of last generation’s best received racing games was tempered when it was also be coming to the Xbox 360. Fears that the game would be held back due to it being cross gen were instantly raised.

However, now it seems like those fears may have been unfounded- quite like how Titanfall’s cross generation ports were handled, the Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 will be handled by another studio entirely, leaving Playground Games to focus on the Xbox One version of the game, which they announced would be using Forza 5’s engine.

Said IGN’s Ryan McCaffery on his Twitter account:

“I’ve woken up to worries over Forza Horizon 2 also being on 360. FWIW another studio is doing 360; Playground is bldg XB1 ver off FM5 engine

We were only shown FH2 on XB1. Didn’t see single 360 devkit at Playground. It’s plenty “next-gen,” I assure you. More in tmw’s big preview!

Or, to put it another way, Forza Horizon 2 is every bit as “next-gen” as Forza Motorsport 5. No need to worry, folks. Be happy! : – )”

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  • ME3X12

    60fps 1080p confirmed!!! Night and day racing hundreds of cars and full weather system. LMFAO!!! @ >>>>>> Delay Club 50 cars LMFAO!!! 30fps

    Sony Ponies what you got now? Nothing have fun with indies and weak trash small amount of 30fps and 800p exclusives.

    • rodney patrick

      can’t wait for this game on the XO it’s going great

    • GodGamerDerp

      Forza Horizon is going to run 30 fps and/or sub-1080p. You’re wrong and delusional as always.

      The Order has 6.7% more pixels than 1600×900. (1920×800)

      Drive Club will be a great racing game, evil shill.

      Every console has a power budget that can be put towards resolution, framerate, or visual effects. PS4 has a higher total budget than Xbox. Therefore Forza 5 would run better on PS4, and Driveclub would run worse on Xbox. Quantum Break would run better on PS4, and The Order would run worse on Xbox.

      PS4 will have better performing games for the entire generation as it has more powerful hardware, you can’t overcome a hardware gap with better drivers/SDKs. Any game running on Xbox One can be run with better framerate/resolution/visual effects on PS4.

      If they’re both running at the same resolution the Xbox version will have lower framerate and/or visual effects, or the PS4 hardware isn’t being pushed.

      PS4 has the superior visuals on all console AAA multiplats, more dev support including indies, a large number of first party studios, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games. Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

      1st-2nd party studios include Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, Guerilla Games, Sony London, Bend, San Diego, SOE, Santa Monica, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, Japan Studio, Ready at Dawn, Evolution Studios, etc.

      PS4 games not on Xbox One: Killzone, inFamous Second Son, Dynasty Warriors 8, Final Fantasy XIV, Warframe, DC Universe, Yakuza Isshin and other Japanese games, MLB 14 The Show, Bound by Flame, Injustice Gods Among Us, Knack, Natural Doctrine, Transistor, Uncharted, Planetside 2, Dragon Ball Z, MotoGP, Deep Down, Driveclub, The Last of Us, The Witness, The Order, and a ton of indies including Resogun, Rime, Transistor, etc.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up.

      Don’t worry PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes based on superior multiplats alone, and bundles with Destiny and Watch Dogs.

    • ME3X12

      Hey look everyone it’s POS4lol his Jimmies are Rustled

    • GodGamerDerp

      Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3.5 million sales lead, large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset.

      Stay asshurt at PS4’s success. Keep shilling and spinning while everyone else ignores you and buys more PS4s.

    • ME3X12


    • GodGamerDerp

      Stay asshurt at PS4’s success.

    • GodGamerDerp


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