Forza Horizon 2: XBO Version Is ‘Next-Gen’, Uses Forza 5 Engine; X360 Port By Separate Studio

If you were getting worried over Froza Horizon 2 being cross-gen game, you shouldn’t. IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey confirms that the Xbox 360 version of the game is being developed by a completely separate studio and Playground Games are focused on creating a ‘next-gen’ racer on the Xbox One. He also confirmed that the game will use Forza 5 engine.

The announcement of Forza Horizon 2 happened just a few hours ago but it being a cross-gen game worried the fans, who were hoping for a true ‘next-gen’ racer on the Xbox One. IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey took it to twitter to assure that this is not the case.

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! : – )

Forza Horizon 2 is confirmed for a release this Fall on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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