|Source: Team VVV|
Microsoft and Playground Games have today announced the development of Forza Horizon 2 for release on Xbox video game consoles later this year. The follow-up to the latter development studio's surprisingly accomplished free-roaming 2012 instalment of Turn 10's long-running racing franchise was revealed today on IGN as part of their newly-established "IGN First" monthly news campaign.
More details will land in abundance at Microsoft's much-anticipated E3 2014 press conference next week, but before then, here's a round-up of what we know about the sequel so far:
- While the Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2 will be developed by Playground once again, the Xbox 360 port is in the works over at Sumo Digital (the team behind Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, for those wondering).
- The open-world setting is Southern Europe, where the game's creative director Ralph Fulton says we can look forward to "incredible diversity" and "amazing vistas".
- The first car to be announced as a controllable vehicle in Horizon 2? Why, it's none other than the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan.
Since the original Horizon was one of our most highly regarded video game releases of 2012, trust us when we say that we've got very high hopes for this one. Stay tuned to On-Screen in the coming weeks for more details on this multi-generational project and the genre competitors it'll have to face off against later this year...
Forza Horizon 2 will cross the finish line on Xbox One and Xbox 360 this Autumn.