Forza Horizon 2 has different developers on Xbox One and 360

Ben Parfitt
Forza Horizon 2 has different developers on Xbox One and 360

Playground Games is not developing the Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2.

Microsoft announced the game earlier today, along with the surprise news that it is coming to both Xbox One AND Xbox 360.

While Microsoft has in the pas been criticised for the speed at which it dropped the original Xbox to focus on Xbox 360, it is now being criticised for supposedly lacking faith in Xbox One by continuing to support the millions of 360 owners out there.

However, any concerns about how cross-gen development could detract from the Xbox One build have been dismissed with news that they have different developers.

“I've woken up to worries over Forza Horizon 2 also being on 360,” the author of the IGN piece announcing the game tweeted. “For what it’s worth another studio is doing 360; Playground is building the Xbox One version off Forza 5 engine.

“We were only shown Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One. Didn't see single 360 devkit at Playground. It's plenty ‘next-gen’, I assure you. Or, to put it another way, Forza Horizon 2 is every bit as ‘next-gen’ as Forza Motorsport 5. No need to worry, folks.”

It isn’t yet known who is developing the Xbox 360 title. The site promises more details tomorrow.

Forza Horizon 2 is due out this autumn.

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Tags: Microsoft , developer , xbox 360 , Xbox One , playground , Forza Horizon 2

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