Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox One and on the Xbox 360 will be “different games” according to developer Playground Games. Creative director Ralph Fulton told DigitalSpy that the version of the open-world racer being produced for the Xbox 360 by Sumo Digital will not offer the same experience as the Xbox One title. For example, the Xbox One version integrates technology from Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport 5 like the cloud-based “Drivatar” AI system, and includes a new weather feature, while the Xbox 360 version is based on the older Forza Horizon codebase and will lack both upgrades.
“It’s based in the same world, it’s based on the same themes. Rather than thinking of them as the same game on different platforms, they are different games inspired by the same ideas.”
Forza Horizon 2 will launch on September 30th.