Forza Motorsport 4 won a Golden Joystick award for Best Racing Game, but Microsoft has assured SPOnG that the serious motorheads could get their technical race on after the release of Forza Horizon.
Microsoft has marketed Forza Horizon
as a brave new direction for the long-running racing franchise - but Xbox Live Product Manager Pawan Bhardwaj has hinted that the studio hasn't left the Motorsport side of things behind.
Asked whether there's a chance of Turn 10 going back to Motorsport
, or whether Horizon
marks a single direction for the franchise, Bhardwaj said, "I think itís a mixture, [the games attract] different types of audiences. Forza Horizon's
a lot of fun, you go off-road, and there's this integration with SmartGlass taking the experience to new levels.
is a bit more serious, graphically beautiful [side of the franchise], and there's definitely room for both of these sorts of games in the future."
The comments echo those made by Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt last month, when he suggested that the studio's next game may go back to basics
after its collaboration with UK outfit Playground Games.
"This is about having two world-class teams executing against the same vision and the same tech, making for an incredibly powerful experience for players... Whatís up next? Itís going to be Turn 10. Whatís up next for Turn 10? I canít tell you - but I can tell you that weíre very busy."