It's rare to be able to say that all bases are covered in the racing genre, but this will be true at the end of this year as each offer will have something different to offer. PC players have the preposterously pretty Project CARS. PS4 players have the long-delayed DriveClub. And Xbox One players will be able to frolic in Forza Horizon 2.
Turning our attention to Forza Horizon 2 now as we wade through our Gamescom coverage, our first look gameplay video sees Alan tearing round rural roads in the cover car star Lamborghini Huracan under the direction of a developer from Playground Games, only to get lost in an expansive field. Still, it goes to show just how open this driving playground is compared to the deceptive confines of Forza Horizon's Colorado where large areas of the map were cordoned off by indestructible barriers.
Handling-wise, Forza Horizon 2 still seems to retain that balanced, intuitive feel of the original, adapting the physics from Forza Motorsport with added oversteer to make navigating the twisty mountain passes of Southern France as fun as possible. Meanwhile, the graphics have certainly been significantly spruced up, particularly with the new weather effects seen for the first time in the Forza franchise as you'll witness in the video below.franchise. //www.youtube.com/embed/JksjfHTj7NM?list=UUEvr879Hns1Ccb_gVaV7-5w