It seems to be some pretty legit concept art work, but for an idea that was considered back then and then dropped - if it was something Playground was still working on, I doubt Leading Light would have been allowed by whatever contract they may have had with them to freely publish the art on their own website. UK still is, by far, the most likely destination of the next Horizon game.
But I will literally **** bricks if FH4 will be set in Honk Kong, and I don't see it as an entirely implausible thing - provided that PG is willing and able to put an enormous amount of work in re-creating the claustrophobic urban environment of the city. They could easily have a vast and diverse but still "feasible" game environment, with Lion Rock that would serve as its northern-most point.
Agreed on the first paragraph. I, too, think the UK is the most likely destination.
As for Hong Kong, I'd appreciate it, definitely. But, with Hong Kong, there are concerns with regards to off-road, which is pretty big in Horizon. Hong Kong is very mountainous and, outside the beaten path, I don't see much space to maneuver off-road vehicles.
Yeah they also told 2 years ago that they done 2 out the of 4 places they had planned. France and Austi, so there are 2 places left wich i think is UK or Japan.I’m surprised the @GTPNewsWire article hasn’t been updated with the extra research done by DualShockers.
In short, the concept art is real, but most likely was for Forza Horizon (1).
I only remember people talking about Louisiana for FH2 (due to some artwork found online) and about Australia before FH3, because Fulton said it was one of possible locations they considered for FH2. They were right about the latter. All the rest was either made up or wishful thinking and I'm pretty sure that Japan, once again, will be one of the "rumoured" locations for the next Horizon (I doubt FH4 will be set there).correct me if I'm wrong but I think FH2 and FH3's locations were leaked/heavily rumoured before their release,