New Forza Horizon Release Trailer - Play The Demo Next Week
The time is fast approaching, and I can’t wait. Forza Horizon 2 hits store shelves in just a few weeks, and now we have the official launch trailer as well as news on the arrival of a demo version you can play early. First, just take a look at this trailer. All of the footage in this is straight gameplay from the Xbox One version of the game and it looks stunning. The cars, modifications and scenery are all top notch.
September 30th cannot come soon enough.
Thankfully we don’t have to wait for the release date to bomb around the great European countryside as there will a demo released on September 16th on the Xbox One. I think I *cough* may be sick *cough* next week. According to some reps, the demo will be a timed affair with a few select cars from the game just like the demo for the original Forza Horizon was.
If you are an Xbox 360 player, yes the game is coming to you too, but we have no word on a demo for your system. I am sorry.
When you do pick up the new game, Turn 10 and Playground games have announced that there will be a special reward system that will grant you some fancy cars to start the game with if you are a returning fan. If you have played any Forza game before you are likely familiar with the Forza Rewards system. Essentially, Turn 10 keeps track of how much you play and you gain points based on time played, miles driven, cars owned and more. If you have enough points when you fire up Forza Horizon 2 for the first time you will get a selection of cars that range from the BMW 1 Series M to the Huracán and the McLaren P1. You can find a full list of cars, their unlock tier and a link to the Forza site to check your standings after the break.
So to recap; we have a great new trailer to watch, a demo coming out in just a few days, and a way to unlock a small collection of awesome cars before the game even launches. Can I get a “hell yes?”
Forza Horizon 2 Rewards
The reward program has been around for a while and it provides a points system that will provide monthly rewards to players of various Forza Motorsports games. Your progress in the Forza Motorsports universe is monitored over every Forza game since Forza 2, and your total points collected are cumulative. The more points you have across all the games the higher your “points tier” is. Your points tier will not only get you higher and higher monthly rewards, like in-game credits, it will also unlock a certain collection of cars when you start a new Forza game. Here is the tier breakdown for the upcoming Forza Horizon 2.
These tiers do stack, so if you unlock Tier 4 to get the Lamborghini Huracan, you get the BMW and the Viper as well.
|2||2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe|
|3||2013 Viper GTS|
|4||2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4|
|5||2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter|
|6||2013 McLaren P1|
You can check out your rewards status at: https://rewards.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/