A new trademark for Forza suggests that Microsoft is planning to bring all Forza games under a single roof. The trademark filing is for “Forza Hub” and its trademark description reads:
Entertainment services, namely, providing interactive, multiplayer game services for video games, namely, charting progress and accomplishments of users in a series of video games; providing information about video games; providing a web site featuring information in the field of video games; providing a web-based online portal in the field of video games.
For once the trademark description is actually helpful. The “charting progress and accomplishments” part is probably clear enough to assume that Forza Hub will provide information and players’ statistics and accomplishments from all the various installments in the franchise.
The idea is pretty neat and will be helpful for Forza fans who now have to head to a single portal only. The next installment in the franchise is Forza Horizon 2 and will release September 30, 2014 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
During Microsoft’s recent Gamescom 2014 press conference, Turn 10 Studios revealed that players in Forza Horizon 2 will be able to stay together with their friends all the time.