Forza Horizon 2 Xbox One runs at 1080p & 30 frames

Thursday, 5th June 2014 11:10 GMT By Dave Cook

Forza Horizon 2 has been confirmed to display at 1080p on Xbox One, and it’ll run at 30 frames per second. Start sharpening your knives 60FPS fans.


If you missed them, you should also check out these new Forza Horizon 2 screens, which show a variety of cars tearing up rain-swept Europe.

Speaking with IGN, creative director Ralph Fulton confirmed that the racer will display at 1080p with 30 frames locked.

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 realise 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.”

While Forza Motorsport 5 ran at 60 FPS, it’s worth noting that Horizon 2 is an open world title that will be streaming a lot of data and environmental assets all the time.

“The biggest difference is that, obviously, we’re an open-world streaming game,” Fulton acknowledged. “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.”

Just his week, the developers of PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 explained that its shooter has to run at 30 FPS for pretty much the same reason. Ready At Dawn stressed that to have all of the lighting tech and other engines running smoothly, 30 FPS had to take priority.

What’s your take?

Via OXM.



  1. undermyrules

    if you want to play real racing experience wait Proejct Cars everything else till then is mediocre racing games

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Dave Cook

    New trailer of the 30FPS action in, well, action

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    Looks like the Driveclub vs Forza Horizon comparison just got put on the same playing field. This will get interesting real fast.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. silverstorm

    @2 lol

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Homer2014

    no hate like the 30 fps of driveclub? strange :)

    I think fh2′s graphics will be inferior to driveclub’s graphics because it’s an openworld game and they have much more cars to work on

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Homer2014

    regarding the contents DriveClub will be destroyed

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Joe Musashi

    @3 “This will get interesting real fast.



    #7 7 months ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    I was never interested in Driveclub ever since it’s reveal, just doesn’t look too interesting to me. Forza Horizon 2 however is something i have been wishing for ever since i got to play the first one and loving it. That game is not 60fps either but i never minded that. If they could have gotten FH2 at 900p and 60fps, that would have been good…but i doubt it. This should be fine.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. Hcw87

    Comparing DriveClub (social-oriented racing) to Forza (general racing, singleplayer AND multiplayer) doesn’t make much sense at this moment. We still know far too little about DriveClub’s Singleplayer offerings, and i won’t be surprised if it’ll be too social-focused for my taste. If you don’t link up to Twitter or Facebook or have a massive friendlist on PSN it might end up being pretty boring.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. super3001

    dc = doa. fh2 kills it

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Tormenter

    30 FPS for a racer?

    Isn’t that inadequate by today’s expectation? I wouldn’t have thought it was a boasting point.

    #11 7 months ago
  12. Mike W

    ?? what happened to the 60fps?

    #12 7 months ago
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    #13 7 months ago

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