New Forza Horizon 4 Video Channels the Awesomeness of PGR2

New Forza Horizon 4 Video Channels the Awesomeness of PGR2

A whizz around the streets of Edinburgh brings back memories of the now dead Xbox racing franchise. Kudos to Playground Games.

Microsoft and Playground Games are hosting regular Forza Horizon 4 live streams, showing off the key features of the upcoming game. This week's stream saw a portion of the racing take part on the roads of Edinburgh, which fans of Xbox 360 racer Project Gotham Racing 2 will find very familiar.

In the video below you can see the entire live stream, which showcases numerous aspects of Forza Horizon 4 with a focus on racing during spring - the game features all the seasons and the weather associated with each. Of most interest to me is a portion of racing around Edinburgh, a city used brilliantly in PGR2. Skip to 51 minutes to see a glimpse of what a modern PGR might have looked like.

While Forza Horizon doesn't quite have the same feel as PGR, it is probably the closest we've got on the market at the moment. Horizon 4 features a lot of more open areas to drive through, along with woodland, but the city racing sure does bring back memories of Bizarre's wonderful racing game. You can see one of the Edinburgh tracks in PGR2 in the video below.

Forza Horizon 4 is set to release on October 2, 2018, for Xbox One and PC. Early access on September 28 is available for those who buy the Ultimate Edition. PGR5 has no release date and little hope of ever existing. Wipe away those tears and head to our Forza Horizon 4 guide to get all the latest info on the game.

Tom Orry

Audience Development Manager, Gamer Network

Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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