We know that Forza Horizon 4 is taking players to the United Kingdom. However, the UK is a big place and we aren’t really sure where on the island the game takes place. Now, thanks to video from IGN we have a better understanding.
If you were hoping for something like London and the surrounding area, you’re out of luck. Instead, FH4 will work similar to other Horizon titles. This means combining the greatest hits of a location into one packed-together map.
While this may result in a small hit to the realism, it’s a good way to give players the flavor of a diverse country.
In the video, the IGN team takes a look at some landmarks in the game. It also compares them to their real-life counterparts. Although at this time they’re all in either the spring or summer setting. Nothing with the winter, unfortunately.
We get a peek at four different landmarks or areas. These include the Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire, cottages in the Cotswold, and up in Edinburgh the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle.
Based on those locations it’s understandable why Playground Games took the approach it did too. Using Google Maps, it shows the distance from the Cotswolds to Edinburgh is about 350 miles. As much as we’d love a map that big, it’s just not possible.
Using these four landmarks, our best guess is the map is broken up like the UK itself. This means towards the north end of the map you’ll get the Scottish Highlands and down south places like London and the Cotswold cottages.
As for the actual models of the scenery, they’re looking pretty accurate so far. When IGN shows a side-by-side view of two locations it looks like Playground Games did a faithful recreation on the screen.
This should provide some excellent photo ops in the game too, especially since no one can ruin your shot.
As the October 2 release date nears, we hope to learn more about other locations. With such a rich history of landmarks and cool places in the UK, it’s hard to tell what Playground Games will choose.
If you would like to see the full video, plus side-by-side shots check out the video below.