First Forza Horizon developer diary goes behind the scenes - Team VVV

News First Forza Horizon developer diary goes behind the scenes


Martin Bigg


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Game: Forza Horizon

Platform: XB360, XBox One

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Release Date: 23/10/2012

It's been eerily quiet on the news front for Forza Horizon. Apart from Playground Games' daily car reveals (which we've been chronicling in our own weekly recap for your convieniance),  . For a major release that's just 6 weeks away from release, it's perplexing why details are being kept so tight lipped at this cruical stage. In fairness, though, it is having its desired effect – we're constantly curious about what's being held back, which in-turn raises our anticipation levels.

You would therefore think that Forza Horizon's first developer diary would be rife with juciy new information with a peek at some new gameplay footage, right? Well, sadly not, in this case.

The developer interviews tread mostly familiar ground, with sweeping statements about how Forza Horizon is "a celebration of car culture" over a montage of gameplay we had already seen during its initial unveil at E3. 

What it does do, however, is highlight the sheer expanse of the open world environment, from the picturesque cannyon passes, and the urban hustle and bustle of the highways and towns, to the winding dirt tracks that should provide some intense drives in a rear wheel drive car.

Again, we can't iterate enough just how breathtakingly beautiful Foza Horizon is looking, particularly when they show off the day and night cycle's stunning lighting effects. Fortunately, we'll be able to marvel at Forza Horizon's graphical goodness in minute detail, too, as we get a brief glimpse of the photo mode – like Forza Motorsport 4, it seems you'll again be able to tinker with the camera's position with the ability to adjust a multitude of settings. 

We'll have to see just what's next down the road for Forza Horizon in the run-up to its imminent launch on October 23rd. 

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