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Forza Horizon 2: 1080p and locked at 30fps on Xbox One

by William Schwartz

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Forza Horizon 2 will launch later this year on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Playground Games has revealed that the racer will display at 1080p on the Xbox One and have a locked 30 frames-per-second.

1080p was an absolute must for us; it’s the benchmark for next-gen

In an interview with IGN, Ralph Fulton, Creative Director at Playground Games says “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,” explains Fulton. “30 frames-per-second actually enables us to realise that experience… 1080p was an absolute must for us; it’s the benchmark for next-gen.”

Forza Horizon 2 will differ from Forza Motorsport 5 in regards to frame rate. Where Forza 5 was 60fps, the locked 30fps is due to the type of game that Forza Horizon 2 is. “We’re an open-world streaming game… We need to be able to drive in any direction at up to 270 miles an hour. 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.”

Forza Horizon 2 is due out for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall.

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