Microsoft reveals Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One and Xbox 360, due this fall

Microsoft has officially announced plans to release the racing game sequel Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles for release sometime this fall. The story was originally broken by IGN, but at the moment there are only a few details on the game itself. It does confirm that Forza Horizon 2, a sequel to the 2012 Xbox 360 racing title, will once again be a collaboration with Microsoft's in-house team at Turn 10 Studios with the UK-based Playground Games.

IGN says that Forza Horizon 2 will have hundreds of cars to drive, but only one specific vehicle was mentioned: the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán. The game itself will feature drivers racing across southern Europe and there will also be a weather system to contend with in the sequel. The Drivatar feature in Forza Motorsport 5, which allowed gamers to have their AI driven counterparts race against real players, will also make an appearance in Forza Horizon 2.

The news comes just one week before Microsoft's big E3 2014 media briefing in Los Angeles on June 9. WPCentral team members will be front and center at the Galen Center in LA for the event, which should be full of major Xbox One and Xbox 360 game announcements from both first and third party developers. Of course, they will also be attending E3 itself, which is being held in the LA Convention Center June 10-12.

What do you think about what's been revealed for Forza Horizon 2 and are you excited about the prospect of many more game announcements to come from Microsoft?

Source: IGN



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HECK YEAHS!! I love(d) the first one!

hotraia says:

This is fucking wpcentral not everythingfuckingcentral

And you're using that language why really?? #uncalled4

swizzlerz says:

A first world problem he has.

dkp23 says:

How horrid is your life to complain about a website posting news?  if a windows phone wants to post news about the related company (MS), who the fuk cares. 

hotraia says:

When you make a news about IOS, Xbox,Asus,John Oliver,hp............etc
This supposed to be a website about technology not wp

Zulfigar says:

Whoa man, problem?

2brun4u says:

The mobile nations sites always cover parent company stuff, CrackBerry always does it with QNX cars and stuff

hotraia says:

If other sites does it doesn't mean it's right.
And at least tow random news a day at least not all the news

Its everything regarding Microsoft really. And I'm pretty sure anyone who uses a windows phone and uses this site is a Microsoft fan and would like to know about all the new Microsoft new! Me for an example :P :)

hotraia says:

What about IOS and John Oliver

ExTrAbUtTa says:

Chill son, it never is and never was that serious.

PurpleOmen says:

Lets hope they give it a decent soundtrack! Gonna be hard to beat though!

Man ikr, that FH1 OST was awesome!

Good its finally announced. Team Blackjack, here we Come! So much fun in the first horizon.

armandojv says:

Same here. Now I will have both worlds of forza on my Xbox one.

Sounds good but the 360 edition will hold the next gen version back!

Tense says:

How? That wasn't the case with Titanfall.

James Ingram says:

It's bring developed on the Boner and ported to the 360. This wont hinder the experience.

The 360 version is being developed by another studio. Already confirmed on Twitter.

PurpleOmen says:

Cant f*uckin' wait!! Horizon was one of the best and most beautiful games I've ever played!

Ushae says:

Holy shit, what are they keeping for E3???

Ryse 2, Halo Master Chief Collection, Halo 5 gameplay, and more.

Shot05 says:

Xbox 360 emulation on Xbox ONE, maybe? At least they've said, that its possible, but requires a lot of work.

DSWNG says:

The most awaited feature. If they could implement it, I'll buy Xbox One for sure. Because I don't want to keep 2 consoles.

Where's the PC verson, Microsoft? :(

NIST says:

Where's the Windows Phone edition?

damo579 says:

Exactly. I think if Microsoft made this for WP it would help increase sales of WP

Tense says:

I don't think one racing game would boost sales, but it would definitely help build the app catalog on WP8.

damo579 says:

Sorry what I mean is Microsoft bringing their a list games and apps from Xbox and Windows to WP.

AzharB17 says:

Lol everyday i wake up hoping to see it happens...

Never played the first one, so I guess I'll get this! :D

PurpleOmen says:

Let down.. Haha

JoseCortesP says:

I dropped for good need for speed for horizon the first time I played... Very good game,I liked more than normal forza

I buy this app to watch news about wp8, no Xbox and others... That's why its name is wpcentral

I bought this app to keep up with all Microsoft news, including WP Xbox and Windows, since I'm all in on their ecosystem.

CJ Thunder says:

I wish Taco Bell sold bells, but what can you do...

By that logic Windows Phone Central should have news about WIndows, Phones, and Central? So wheres the iPhone and Android news?

Like starting an iPhoneCentral blog that has details about new macs. Choose a better name perhaps? Although all the WP blogs are doing it,guess theres no news in WP?

Fizoto says:

I for one am loving the broadened focus of all things Microsoft.

I suppose I ought to keep on topic: loved the first one, it's still on my rotation. It distracted me from finishing the Mass Effect games, even.

dkp23 says:

I am really hoping MS is announcing all these retread franchises before e3 because they will focus on games that are new franchies for the console.  They need something big outside of the halo 3, gears, fable, and forza universe. 


It is sad premium RPG titles are lacking, hopefully a new RPG title is going to be announced for xbone. 

Any chance of having a lighter version in WP ?

Ken Wygant says:

I can't wait, the first one was awesome.


Southern Europe! =D So much want. So glad they aren't forcing themselves to set the game in the USA.

IceDree says:

Hope its better than Test Drive Unlimited 2

I was actually really looking forward to it being set in the Southern US as rumored, I suppose this will do...

It would have been cool, don't get me wrong, but we have The Crew coming up as well which covers the entire country. I wouldn't want to see Horizon just give us more of the same. =)

John20212 says:

How about making it available on Windows as well.


ahumeniy says:

Now I know which game I'll get when the Xbox One is finally available in my country

Ultimateone says:

Nice, this game was so much fun on the 360

IceDree says:

Oh Hell Yes !!! Horizon is my favorite Forza !
So Happy I can ...

chris_gt says:

Too bad they didn't do the same with Forza 5 and made it a XbOne exclusive. Would love a Windows Phone variant though. 

Ah....the lovely Huracan!

BobLobIaw says:

I'm not a big gamer, but Forza Horizon is my favorite of them all.  Happy to see the sequel!

_Emi_ says:

is this John Callaham the same from Neowin?
If so, good luck for him. I just hope he doesn't abuse the sensationalism for titles and articles.

anyway, it sounds nice Forza Horizon 2. at least 360 keep getting cool games, another reason why I always thought somehow it was pointless to rush an buy a xbox one.... not because some features aren't still there, but because 360 has many more games, and they keep getting good new ones, of ocurse xbox one has nice features but I would give it 2 years to be somehow better than 360 in every aspect.

Rem97 says:

This is amazing news, loved the 1st one. I should have an Xbox One by the time this is released, can't wait!

bitnisse says:

Loved the 1st Horizon. Another game on the must have list for when Xb One hits the shelves in Finland.

geeza2491 says:

It would be cool if a forza mobile title made it wp8.1 as well other in house franchises.

fiveaces01 says:

how about going OUTSIDE and playing some real games...maybe get some exercise????

SpideyCoco says:

Not everyday you get the chance to grab a MP4-12C and drive @ 200mph.

PxuLL says:


I still remember getting NFS Most Wanted and the 1st Forza Horizons. I was so much more excited to play NFS but ended up enjoying FH so much more. Just wish they would make a true sequel to Burnout Paradise. The cars in NFS were just too heavy feeling and those darn cops got really annoying.

thundr51 says:

I am excited that this is a new game coming but didn't really like the first one so much.  I only really played it to get more points for forza rewards otherwise I would have completely passed on it.

Burnout Paradise ruined Burnout for me. There's already so many open world games, Burnout Revenge was the perfect formula for online, track based, arcade racer.

SpideyCoco says:

Burnout Paradise was an interesting release. I don't mean good nor bad. Though I liked the open world and the adjustable day-night cycle, I felt it kind of destroyed the Burnout spirit. Burnout was always more of a "come out and play" and the tracks were all pretty cool actually. Making it open world made it a tad more sophisticated, something Burnout may not needed.


Why did we end up talking Burnout anyway?

KasakDesign says:

This game wasn't terrible

Deaconclgi says:

It would be nice if we could get a Forza game for Windows Phone that is Xbox branded. If Real Racing 3 can look and play so good, Microsoft should be able to invest in a mobile version of Forza that looks and plays just as good.

di_genius_7 says:

With u all the way on that one don't know what they are waiting on.

vjollila96 says:

I so want this but I don't like xcrap at all I want this for 2014


I LOVE FORZA! good news!

slimshady97 says:

Hope Microsoft makes Forza games for PC also! :)

swizzlerz says:

Can I transfer my cars?

Jobook1 says:

YESSSSSS! I loved the first! the second willl be amazing!

ExTrAbUtTa says:

YES!!! Can't wait! I've been wanting this!!

DavidinCT says:

Yea, I loved the first one, was a big fam (completed it)...this will be a release day buy for me as long as the reviews are good on it (as long as I is not a rush job)

Rug says:

I guess this means they are officially bailing on 5 with its bugs, and missing features such as the Marketplace (coming soon). Everyone went back to 4 I guess.

eddp77 says:

Thank you for reporting this kind of news. Absolutely love it. Don't listen to those who moan about trivial and banal stuff like "wtf this isn't wp news" or "didn't know this was xbox central". Great journalism covers everything and anything the readers are interested in, and we are very interested in this. Those who aren't, why are you even here fools?