Published on May 18th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper0
First Forza Horizon screenshot
My perfect game is a Forza/GT real world cars racing on real world roads with the possibility of being chased by the police BUT with hardcore sim handling. I’ve been waiting nearly 15 years since I first played Need 4 Speed on the PC and it’s still not happened. Test Drive Unlimited seemed like it was possibly going to be the one but it handled, well, it didn’t handle.
In development at UK upstart Playground Games, which was formed in 2009 by ex-Codemasters execs Trevor Williams and Nick Wheelwright and staffed with veterans from Black Rock, Bizarre Creations and Slightly Mad, series spin-off Horizon is described as a “fast-paced, pick-up-and-play racing game”.
“This is the creative and management team that brought us Colin McRae, DiRT, GRID as well as Toca,” Forza 4 director Greenawalt told CVG when the game was first revealed. “Those guys stepped away from Codemasters studio and started their own studio about two years ago.
“At that same time we were looking for a partner to push our vision – gamers as car lovers and car lovers as gamers. We wanted them to embrace this vision but also come up with their own way of executing their own thoughts, so we could expand the house – not just duplicate it.”
Have a look at the screen and art and let us know what you think of it.