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

Thursday, 5 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.

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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.

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Via OXM.

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