When Forza Horizon 2 releases on Xbox One, it will come along with a great look. The game is set to display at 1080p and run at 30 frames per second on Xbox One.
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The creative director, Ralph Fulton, said the following in an interview with IGN.
Explaining the numbers, Fulton said, “I think what we did on Horizon was demonstrate that, and this is really important, a locked frame rate that’s absolutely solid and never drops is the most important thing for our game. 30 [frames-per-second] actually enables us to realize that experience.”
“I think I remember that’s always a hot-button topic, until a game comes out and people go, ‘Oh, this actually really works.’ But 1080p was an absolute must for us; it’s the benchmark for next-gen.”
Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One uses the same exact game engine as Forza Motorsport 5, which runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second.
The main difference in the frame rate drop is because Forza Horizon 2 is an open-world streaming game, as Fulton mentioned.
“We need to be able to drive in any direction at up to 270 miles an hour, if you’re gonna soup up a Veyron or something like that.
“So one of the big technical challenges that we had to face was making sure that we could stream in a world that is next-gen beautiful, but fast enough to keep up with the fastest car. That’s a huge tech challenge but it’s one that our guys just eat up.”
It seems that Forza Horizon 2 will be one of the better looking games for Xbox One, and we can expect to hear more about this title during the Microsoft media briefing at E3 next week.