Forza Horizon was a surprise hit for me. I was into Gran Turismo back in my PS1 / 2 days and got into Forza Motorsport from that, and when Horizon came out I didn't give it much thought at first as it looked a lot more casual and wasn't track-based. Once I tried it, however, I was hooked, with so much fun to be had in the open world.
I have played through and completed all three now and with four due out later this year I thought I would put together a list of five things I would love to see in the next installment.
This has already been rumoured as the location for the next game and would make a fantastic setting, hammering it around the neon-lit streets at night, drifting through the hills and generally hooning about, honestly I wouldn't mind if they just straight up ripped off Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift for this one.
Whilst the previous three games had an extremely basic storyline with a couple of off-screen characters bigging you up and providing commentary, I would like to see something more in the next release. It doesn't have to be anything big, maybe something simple and progression based like the old Need for Speed games which would help to connect us more with the main character.
More vehicle customisation
Horizon 3 brought in some interesting mods for the cars with the wide body kits. I would like to see this expanded on in four, and with Tokyo being the rumoured location, there should be lots more options available for a wider range of cars, especially in the visuals department.
Merge the car pass with the expansion pass
I cant see this happening but it would be a nice to see. £24.99 is a lot for a car pass in my opinion, also getting the car pass and not the DLC pass with the £79.99 ultimate edition of the game is a little much for me, I would like to see them merged into one pass for the price of the expansion pass or at least have the car pass dropped to something more reasonable like £9.99.
A more polished release on PC
Forza Horizon 3 was terrible on release, and I remember constant lockups in game which took months to be fully resolved. I know it was a first full Forza release (Apex was more of a demo) on PC, but something like that leaves a bad taste and may have put PC gamers off a little. Maybe a beta testing weekend or two may help limit any issues this time around.
What do you think, anything I have missed that you think would work really well in the next Horizon game? Let me know in the comments below.