Forza Horizon 2: First Gameplay, Free DLC and a New Trailer
The release of Forza Horizon 2 is getting closer every day, and Turn 10 and Playground Studios keep giving us more awesome stuff to talk about. First let’s start with actually playing the game. I have been playing it over the last few days to get ready for the review, and now you can watch me LIVE. I am allowed to stream one full hour of gameplay before the review embargo. I will be playing tonight starting at 6PM EDT. You can find the live stream video after the break. Feel free to join in a chat with me.
The next big piece of news is the announcement of the Launch Bonus Car Pack. This little bit of DLC is available on day one for free. The pack includes: 2003 Ford Focus RS, 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, 1993 Clio Williams, 2015 Ford Mustang GT, 1987 Buick Regal GNX, 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 1968 Abarth 595 EsseEsse, and the 1956 Ford F-100. For fans of the upcoming game, you may have noticed that these are all previously announced cars. What downloading the car pack does, is give you these cars for free in the game so you won’t have to purchase them with the in-game credits. That means more money to buy other cars and upgrades.
Finally, we also have a brand new trailer for the new game. It is a live-action trailer that helps to define what Forza Horzion 2 is about. It starts with a selection of cars that are trapped on a track, much like a normal racing game. Soon though, a Lamborghini Huracán decides that is not good enough and bursts froth from the confines of the track and out into the open world. It’s a pretty cool video.
On a closing note, Turn 10 and Playground studios released the details on some upcoming DLC options including the VIP Membership and Car Pass purchases. You can find all the details on that after the break along with the embedded player for tonight’s Stream.
I’ll see everyone later tonight.
The stream will start tonight (Sept 26th) at 6 p.m. EDT
Just like in Forza Motorsports 5, Horizon 2 has a VIP Membership available. This membership gives you exclusive cars, unique VIP-only multiplayer events, free gifts from the Forza community team and you get double the in-game rewards for winning races and completing challenges. The VIP Car Pack comes with the Donkervoort D8 GTO, Lamborghini Urus, 1949 Mercury Coupe, Tesla Model S, and a 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. Not only are all five of these cars pretty incredible, all of them but one are completely new to the Forza franchise.
The price to become a VIP member is $19.99 plus taxes and fees for all new members. If you are already a Forza Motorsports 5 VIP, you get a $10 discount.
The Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass is your ticket to six months of new cars for you to cruise around Southern Europe with. The buy-in price is $24.99 and it gives you the first six monthly add-on packs as soon as they are released. The first car pack comes out next month, and there will be a new one every month after that. Each pack will include five all-new cars.
Buying the Car Pass will save you $5 over buying each pack separately as they come out, but Playground Games is sweetening the deal by giving every Car Pass buyer a Noble M600. So that is 31 new cars for Forza Horizon 2 for the price of $25. If you do the math, that works out to be about $0.80 per car. That is cheaper than buying Hot Wheels cars at the store.