It’s thanks to some Swiss testers that we have the chance to
hear more about Turn 10’s upcoming game: Forza Horizon. During a special session
organized by the developers of the game, they were able to drive a P51 Mustang,
a Viper SRT and see some new features coming to the franchise.
One of the most notable discoveries is the weather variation
to be added to the already known day and night cycles. In one the examples, we
can see rain cooling off the heated circuit of Colorado.
All the weather conditions will affect your skills, as in real life, modifying
the conditions of the race and cause problems, depending on the settings and
tires chosen and especially if driver’s aids were disabled.
Even driving with low suspensions will make a difference
since Forza Horizon contains a dynamic weather system. For example, if we
decide to take a shortcut by cutting through the desert and it starts raining,
it will slow the car, as the surface will turn into mud and get your wheels
With this episode, the Forza license seems to be moving more
towards simulation, even the theme is close to Need for Speed: The Run. Because
now your technical choices can harm you depending on the weather, simulation
fans will have a blast calculating their every move.
Also note that Forza Horizon is currently available for pre-order, giving you
an automatic upgrade to the exclusive edition, giving you access to the 2011
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, 2012 Aston Martin Virage and
2010 Nissan 370Z. Forza Horizon is coming this Fall, exclusively on Xbox 360,
on October 26th.