Rumors have recently been circulating about a sequal to Microsoft's 2012 original Forza Horizon and today these rumors have been confirmed to be true!
Microsoft have made an announcement on IGN today confirming that the next installment in their racing series Forza Horizon 2 is in development for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and due for release this fall.
The title will be developed primarily by Playground games and working with Turn 10
In making the leap to Xbox One, Forza Horizon 2 will include hundreds of cars, according to Playground Games, headlined by the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán. A long-awaited weather system will also make its Forza debut, while Forza 5’s Drivatar system is also being adapted for Horizon 2.
As for the game’s setting? Contrary to recent rumors, it won’t take place in the bayous of Louisiana. Instead, the game will take place in gorgeous Southern Europe, leading to, in Fulton’s words, “incredible diversity” and “amazing vistas.” Music will again play a big part in the game, and a music festival will be the central event around which the game’s activities revolve.
Extensive improvements and features are in store for Horizon 2, which IGN will showcase throughout June as part of our brand-new IGN First initiative. We traveled to Playground Games in the UK and brought back a (metric!) ton of content that we’re excited to share with you all month long, including tomorrow’s full preview of our hands-on time with the game.
This is great news for Forza Horizon fans and even better news that it isn't going to be a 'Next Gen' only release!
Source: IGN http://me.ign.com/en/news/25404/forz...on-2-announced