Forza Horizon 2 Brings Amazing Visuals and Realistic Car Mechanics in Open World

By   /   Jun 11, 2014

Developers Turn 10 Studios are all set to launch the sequel to their highly successful Forza Horizon.

Forza Horizon 2 will build up on many exciting features of the Forza franchise as well as introducing some new elements according to Creative Director Dan Greenawalt.

Since the game was supposed to be an open world arcade racer, one thing which I was really looking forward to see was how it will incorporate the Drivatar feature introduced in Forza Motorsport 5. Judging by the gameplay streams, Turn 10 really did deliver.

If a Drivatar seems to be losing a race, it will try to find alternate pathways to the end point of a race or try to leave those behind it in the dirt if it’s winning.

Drivatar powered cars are intelligently driven by the AI based on how the actual owners of those cars operate. Players can even follow other Drivatar driven cars through the open world and stumble upon various secrets located throughout the game if the owner of the car they are following had previously discovered it.

Another really great implementation of Drivatar is the chance to stumble upon Drivatars of your friends engaged in a race through the open world and join their race easily without any prompts or loading screens.

Featuring the usual style of amazing soundtrack fans have come to expect from Forza games, Forza Horizon will have over 200 cars for players to find, unlock and then drive through the open world Southern Europe.

Building up on the Forza Motorsport 5 engine, Horizon 2 will feature similar visuals, improved physics, wear and tear of your cars, cosmetic as well as permanent engine damage which requires repairs and for the first time in the Forza series, a dynamic weather system which will have a significant impact on driving.

Forza Horizon 2 is set to launch on 30th September for Xbox One and Xbox 360 with the Xbox One version running at 108p and 30 fps.

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