Forza Horizon 2 Opens Up a Whole New World for Racers

“Forza Horizon 2” is taking racing fans some places the series has never gone before: off the track, through the rain, and around the diverse landscapes of Southern Europe.

Turn 10 and Microsoft announced today that “Forza Horizon 2” is hitting Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall, with the Xbox One version being developed by the guys and gals at Playground Games – who are pretty much The Avengers of racing game developers.

The aforementioned off-roading is just one of the many new features gamers can expect from “Forza Horizon 2,” but the ability to crash through fences, plow through forests and cornfields, and even find secret cars hidden in barns is certainly one of the coolest features at play here.

Online features include Car Clubs that hold up to 1,000 members, seamless drop-in/drop-out free-roaming multiplayer, and for Xbox One owners, the return of Drivatars (so you can compete with your friends, even when you’re riding solo).

Of course, it’s all about the cars, and “Forza Horizon 2” has over 200 of them, including the stunning cover car, the Lamborghini Huracan. The muscle cars, tuner cars, and exotics are all in here, along with off-road vehicles for that new bumpier terrain. And every car features a full cockpit view, along with working windshield wipers and headlights, which will come in handy at night… in the rain.

That’s right, “Forza Horizon 2” also features full day/night cycles and weather effects, which play out through the massive living world. You’ll get to race through Southern Europe dodging traffic, chasing down bullet trains and airplanes, and pulling off awesome stunts, all in an effort to make a name for yourself at the Horizon Festival.

“Forza Horizon 2” releases September 30 on Xbox One and Xbox 360.