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This Forza Horizon 2 trailer uses the word 'social' too much


5:00 PM on 08.12.2014



Okay, maybe the snarky headline was a bit mean but the devs behind Forza Horizon 2 are really making sure that you know that the game is social and connected. Aside from those buzzwords, what does that actually mean in terms of how the game plays? Well, it seems like there's a lot of options for asynchronous multiplayer sessions with your friends even if they're offline. 

Joining and finding online games looks easier than before and you'll be able to join private or public car clubs where you can organize your own events and show off your custom paint jobs. Along with Driveclub, Forza Horizon 2 is another gorgeous racing game that might have the multiplayer hooks that I'm looking for in a current-gen racing title.

Sorry, "social" hooks. That are "connected."





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2:30 PM on 12.16.2014
Forza Horizon 2's first DLC takes places at the ominous Storm Island

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12:45 PM on 08.27.2014
Forza Horizon 2 demo coming to Xbox One on September 16

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2:30 PM on 08.05.2014
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3:45 PM on 07.22.2014
There's a Hummer H1 in Forza Horizon 2, and these 99 other cars

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6:30 PM on 07.03.2014
Forza Horizon 2 will have a digital personal assistant named ANNA

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12:30 PM on 06.17.2014
Forza Horizon 2 won't have 'token' microtransactions

Forza Horizon 2 creative director Ralph Fulton told Digital Spy that it would eschew the series' microtransaction currency, tokens. "The approach we've taken is that we've designed our game at Playground Games from ...more



4:00 PM on 06.13.2014
Video: Bust up some guy's vineyard in Forza Horizon 2

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