VIDEO | X360 Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Forza Horizon: A taste of PGR?

Forza Horizon: A taste of PGR?

If you are like me a big fan of the Project Gotham Racing series, take a look at the video I've just uploaded. Even though it's just one race among many very different others, I have to admit this one looks and plays strikingly similarly. I've been playing Forza Horizon all over the week-end, and I absolutely love this game and can't recommend it enough.
This video is also a test of our new direct to mp4 encoding system. Within a few days we are going to abandon all new wmv videos and only post mp4 files, with quite a nice quality gain in my opinion. Let us know what you think!

Waiting for PGR5

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Commented on 2012-10-21 17:12:21
Best racing game in months, thats for sure.

This video is also a test of our new direct to mp4 encoding system. Within a few days we are going to abandon all new wmv videos and only post mp4 files, with quite a nice quality gain in my opinion. Let us know what you think!

Will 60fps videos still display at 60fps in the streaming?
Commented on 2012-10-21 17:21:00
I'm not sure if you know, but Playground Games (those are the actual developers of Forza Horizon, not Turn 10) consists out of people that used to work at Bizarre Creation and Codemasters. So it makes a lot of sense that you're getting a PGR vibe.
Commented on 2012-10-21 17:36:28
glad to see that you guys decided to use mp4 encode
wmv3 in 1080p/60fps capture movie is a disaster for my michine which is core i5 2300+samgsung 830 ssd+8 GB DDR1333
win 7 64bit system
Commented on 2012-10-21 17:49:10
IMO this game is PGR5 in all but name. They just decided to use the Forza name for increased brand awareness.

Nothing against WMV, but MP4 is superior, and already what I always use. So good move from Gamersyde.
Commented on 2012-10-21 17:54:46 In reply to Anvil
Posted by Anvil
I'm not sure if you know, but Playground Games (those are the actual developers of Forza Horizon, not Turn 10) consists out of people that used to work at Bizarre Creation and Codemasters. So it makes a lot of sense that you're getting a PGR vibe.
Of course I know ;) They also have blackrock studio people.
Commented on 2012-10-21 18:11:37
saying its like PGR is the best thing i have ever heard about this game. i cant wait to get my copy
Commented on 2012-10-21 18:24:36 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
IMO this game is PGR5 in all but name. They just decided to use the Forza name for increased brand awareness.

Nothing against WMV, but MP4 is superior, and already what I always use. So good move from Gamersyde.
Runs on the same graphics engine, physics engine and tries to stick with the level of authenticity expect from a Forza game so no it's not just Forza in name. If what you say is true you would know that PGR sold much more than Forza Motorsport does so by your logic they would've called it PGR to sell more not Forza Motorsport.
Commented on 2012-10-21 18:48:50
I cannot believe this hardware is more than 7 years old, looks so amazing (though I'd also would like new consoles by now) ... too bad since Blur I don't play racers that often anymore ... it was such a fantastic game :((((
Commented on 2012-10-21 18:50:06 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
IMO this game is PGR5 in all but name. They just decided to use the Forza name for increased brand awareness.
You didnt play the demo did you? The physics are Forza through n through. The only reason why it might feel like PGR is the shift towards more arcade than sim but of course remaining somewhere in the middle maybe slightly more towards cade.
Commented on 2012-10-21 20:02:14 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Of course I know ;) They also have blackrock studio people.
:)

It's nice to see that there are other people who also have so much love for the PGR series.
Commented on 2012-10-21 21:25:17
Not a fan of these sorta simulation, sorta arcadey games. If it's not hardcore like GT or wacky like Crazy Taxi it's just not worth my time.
Commented on 2012-10-21 21:40:29
The first pic made me think of GTA IV for some reason.
Commented on 2012-10-21 22:40:14
Great vid Blim, thanks for upping it. I loved the demo as well, great mx of TDU and PGR indeed.
Commented on 2012-10-21 22:41:34
Hmm I would say much better than Forza4. Cars would be much less but nice locations.
Commented on 2012-10-22 00:28:55
The video has only motion every second frame, so its 30fps, is that intended? I don't know if Forza renders at 60. Otherwise, the quality looks great.
Commented on 2012-10-22 00:45:42 In reply to Disabled
Forza horizon runs at 30 fps.
Commented on 2012-10-22 00:52:47
I heard it runs at 5 fps, can anyone confirm?


I wonder if this the first example of MS buying up talent to produce quality games. Were they responsible for this array of people getting together?
Commented on 2012-10-22 01:44:58
Codec quality looks very good, and so does the game.
Commented on 2012-10-22 05:58:42
Oh my goodness you're right. I'm getting this game.
Commented on 2012-10-22 15:34:26
PGR is still the hallmark of finding the perfect balance b/w arcade and sim. This might be the first Forza game I buy since the original on og xbox.
Commented on 2012-10-22 18:02:56 In reply to digi_matrix
Where the Hell is Forza 4 Classics with all the DLC. I rather play that, than this.
Commented on 2012-10-22 18:41:21 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
PGR is still the hallmark of finding the perfect balance b/w arcade and sim. This might be the first Forza game I buy since the original on og xbox.
I had a go on it the other day, still a sweet racer!

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