Playground Games likely working on Forza Horizon 2
posted on 08.02.13 at 04:53 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Job listings and resumes point to potential sequel.

Playground Games, the studio behind last year’s Forza Horizon for Xbox 360, is likely developing a sequel for Xbox One, according to job listings and resumes spotted by internet sleuth Superannuation.

An agency job posting, since removed, for an unnamed Midlands-based racing developer, whose text matches much of that of an opening on Playground’s website, mentions the studio is “working on the next edition of their successful racing title.”

To follow, the LinkedIn profiles of Playground studio director Gavin Raeburn and creative director Ralph Fulton mention they’re “working on an exciting, unannounced project for Xbox One.” And the LinkedIn profile of vehicle tech artist Yibo Liu, according to this NeoGAF post, once read “working as the only technical artist in the vehicle art team for an undisclosed next-gen Forza project.” (It’s since traded “next-gen Forza project” for “Xbox One project.”)

Given the two-year gap between numbered Forza titles, and Forza Motorsport 5 being due out in November, it would make sense for a Forza Horizon 2 to arrive in 2014.

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  • bloodiOS

    Of course they are, Forza Motorsport is an annual series now, after all (with Turn 10 and Playground Games alternating between the core and the Horizon experience.)

  • Zackasaur

    It will release annually, but it will never be as good as Gran Turismo.

  • syaznifaiq

    this news would just increase my faith in MS even more.

  • Keegs79

    What is the difference between them? I only have one title on the series. Geez. There is no way I would buy the same racing franchise every year. If I actually buy one, my money is on The Crew.

    • Cristian Munoz

      Horizon is a sandbox racing. Based on an Event, the Horizon event. Motorsports is a similar like Grand Turismo. Two great games 2 distinct experience 1 fun ride.

  • Andrew

    Forza horizon awesome game. Gutted if it’s just an xbox one game.