Every time a video game maker comes out with a new release, it would appear that the lines separating the virtual and reality are becoming more and more of a blur and Turn 10 Studio’s latest release, Forza Horizon for the Xbox 360, is no exception. The latest addition to the Forza Motorsport family of ultra realistic racing games combines legendary Forza authenticity with a more social festival-like atmosphere and allows games to experience the freedom of the open road in everything from an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R to the all new for 2013 Viper.
The all new expansive open road mode allows gamers to break free from traditional circuit style racing and explore the long stretches of uninterrupted asphalt at speeds that would ordinarily land them in the back of a black and white. Forza Horizon offers a variety of ways to have fun at the helm of a simulated super car. Players can race for pink slips or simply show off their skills in order to increase their popularity rank with action based driving that rewards racers for speed, skill and style while behind the wheel of their virtual dream machine, as well as offering up a variety of online racing modes.
As part of the ultra realistic gaming experience, Forza Horizon features a 24 Hour dynamic light cycle which means that for the first time in the franchise racers will be able to go wheel to wheel at night. Another first introduced with Forza Horizon is the ability to take things off road and explore mixed surfaces as well as dirt racing. The goal for the developers at Turn 10 was to add a bit more of a social feel to the traditional racing game, thus the Horzion Festival was born, the ultimate mash up of music and car culture that culminates in a massive party.
With unmatched authenticity Forza Horizon features the same graphics engine that made the classic, Forza Motorsport 4, such a success. This latest addition from Turn 10 Studios combines an assortment of cars from a variety of exotic manufacturers, innovative game modes, graphics and physics simulation that are unmatched by any other racing game on the market today.
Forza Horizon goes on sale Oct. 23, 2012 for $59.99 in North America with a $79.99 Limited Collector’s Edition as well.