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Forza Horizon 2 rating confirms 3 racing modes

ESRB reveals some of the content featured in the upcoming racing sequel

An ESRB rating for Playground Games' Forza Horizon 2 has revealed some of the content that will be included in the Xbox One version of the game.

According to the rating, the game will feature Circuit, Point-to-Point and Street racing modes.


"This is a racing simulation game in which players compete with real-world cars at the fictional Horizon Festival in Southern Europe," reads the product description. "Players can race in various modes (e.g., Circuit, Point-to-Point, Street) to earn skill/experience points and unlock new customizable cars.

"During the course of the game, car-tag modes depict car collisions and include text/voice-overs such as 'If you wanna become the king, you need to hit that driver with your car,' 'Wreckage,' and 'You're infected, crash into the survivors.'"

The classification also notes: "Opening cutscenes contain brief images of women wearing revealing outfits (e.g., bikini tops, short-shorts), including depictions close-up or with panned camera angles.

"In-game dialogue is sometimes suggestive: 'Oh, girls, girls, girls. Behave yourselves now - come on!' '[I'm] hearing some scandalous stories . . . Come on, send me photos.'

According to Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Forza Horizon 2 are "different games". The former is being built on the Forza 5 engine by Playground, while the latter is being developed separately on the Forza Horizon engine by Sumo Digital.

Microsoft has confirmed a Forza Horizon 2 release date of September 30.


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