Oh, be still my beating heart. Microsoft has just announced a sequel to Forza Horizon will be coming to the Xbox One console . Best yet, it will be built using the same graphics engines that made Forza 5 the best looking racing game on sale today.
If you are unfamiliar with Forza Horizon it was the last game released for the Xbox 360 console in the storied Forza Motorsports franchise. While the traditional numbered sequels of Forza have been hard-core racing sims targeted at fans of Gran Turismo, Forza Horizon took the graphical prowess of Forza Motorsports and used it to craft a more open arcade style racer that was easier for new fans to pick up and play.
While the game was less than loved by fans for its less realistic gameplay, those who could look past the name found a great racer that provided hours of fun in a new and interesting format compared to most racing games.
I for one found the game to be very satisfying to play. It seemed to be the perfect mix between crazy arcade racing like Need for Speed and the graphical depth and realism offered by Forza Motorsports. Plus it had bad-ass stunt races like car vs. plane matches.
There is not a lot of news about the new game, but we have a few details and IGN has given us a nice video overviews of what is to come.
Click past the jump for the video and more details on Forza Horizon 2.