Gamescom 2014 – Your friends are always close in Forza Horizon 2

1 min read
0

d3992b6c-9b20-4c79-90b7-0eff01203fef

Forza Horizon was a gem of a racing title on the Xbox 360, and Horizon 2 looks like it’s just going one better in every way possible. But you don’t need to worry about racing around the world alone, because Horizon 2 is going to have to connected to your friends…all the time.

 

Forza Horizon 2 wants to be a truly social experience, which is why its going to ship with dedicated servers. This means you won’t have to wait in a lobby to get some online action with your friends. Instead, you’ll be automatically paired in a consistently online world, meaning you can organise races and events in a snap.

That’s not to say Horizon 2 will prioritise this over regular online interaction. Online Multiplayer is still a big competent, with some return game modes and two distinct ways to play. You could hop onboard with a few other racers and go on a scenic road trip, travelling from landmark to landmark with a group of players from around the world.

Alternatively you could just let your tires down and go for a little free—roam across Horizon’s massive map. You’ll be able to organise races with other free-roaming players, with Horizon letting players decided the rules. This truly is a social experience, and one that is becoming more and more prominent with open-world titles.

Yes, even racing ones.

Last Updated: August 12, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

Check Also

Destiny 2: Where is Xur (and whats he got for sale?) – November 16

Everybody's favourite Agent of the Nine is hiding somewhere in Destiny 2: Forsaken, and ev…