Playground Games Concept Artist Has Some Interesting Posts on His ArtStation

Oct 25, 2017
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The seasons they added to the mix on FH4 is just further indication for me that they can really create diversified dense worlds. I actually agree with Guerilla being a great example of a team who was able to mix it up but there are definitely several examples especially at Sony with Naughty Dog and even Santa Monica with the way the God of War evolved.

I'm even happier that we will still get Horizon games in the future along with whatever team 2 is working on.
Yep yep. The future's exciting for both Sony and MS's 1st party efforts. I hope to get both PS5 and Scarlett so I don't miss out on anything.
 

Arex

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Oct 27, 2017
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Well the tweet even says these are just his concept art inspired by Forza and Fable. What's the OP's point really? the art test tweet is slightly more intriguing
 

SMD

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For those of you immediately assuming that Forza Horizon Japan means we're gonna see Tokyo, just remember that the Horizon games tend to not feature big cities. That's why London wasn't in Horizon 4.
I don't think anyone expected that? A Japanese city is to be expected, as well as some mountains and open road. I think that would easily make it stand out against the previous 4 settings.
 

Symphony

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Oct 27, 2017
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Assuming the character art is the same project, then it mentioning 16th century as a visual influence coupled with the Oakvale picture makes this sound like either a prequel, or a reimagining of the original. Not my idea scenario (was hoping they'd just forget the established story and start fresh with similar themes), but much better than trying to follow on after 3.

Also I'm down for a Japan based Forza Horizon.
 

DeoGame

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Dec 11, 2018
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I mean really, not even Sony is interested in making a Forza Horizon killer?

It would be half the game Forza Horizon is, but one set in Japan would be a day one buy.

SIE Japan Studio pls

Driveclub was kinda close from what I know. Still, I think that Sony shouldn't try to compete with Forza Horizon as Playground has it down to a science and persistently improves, and should instead focus on making a new take on racing. Like, maybe a kickass motocross game in a massive open-world city.

I feel the same way about the idea that Microsoft should try to compete with Sony on AAA Third Person Action Adventures. Sony has that in the bag. Taking chances on srawling first/third RPGs and narrative action like Hellblade seem better for me from XGS.
 

Raide

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Oct 31, 2017
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I want it to be Fable but even if it's a new RPG IP, I am sure it will be awesome.
 

LordBaztion

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That looks very fable, which is quite disappointing, I was expecting some sort of twisted take on fable, something darker, less vanilla medieval fantasy (edit: ok, renaissance is not that vanilla, hope they do something more interesting with the world).

On the other hand, you better put deja vu on that soundtrack
 
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RyanG

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Nov 1, 2017
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FH5 launch game for Scarlett, set in Japan, let's go! (hopefully)

There's pretty much no doubt anymore that PG is working on a new Fable game. Eurogamer spoke of it and one more source did, I believe. I do hope they give us a new world though. Not the same location again, please something new. This house is indeed the same though, still, can be a new location.
Feels like we would see Forza Motorsport 8 first, leaving FH5 for a year or so afterwards. Japan seems like an obviously amazing setting so hopefully they go for it, complete with seasons like they did before.

Fable concept art looks lovely, I do wish Microsoft would just come out and say something though. I expect they're saving it for Scarlett's reveal but god damn the Fable rumours have been swirling around for aaaaages now!

Also speaking of Lionhead revivals how about Black & White 3? Or does EA own that IP?
 

Flutter

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Oct 25, 2017
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Driveclub was kinda close from what I know. Still, I think that Sony shouldn't try to compete with Forza Horizon as Playground has it down to a science and persistently improves, and should instead focus on making a new take on racing. Like, maybe a kickass motocross game in a massive open-world city.

I feel the same way about the idea that Microsoft should try to compete with Sony on AAA Third Person Action Adventures. Sony has that in the bag. Taking chances on srawling first/third RPGs and narrative action like Hellblade seem better for me from XGS.
Yeah I know, it's probably not going to happen. I just want a Forza Horizon-esque title set in Japan, by anyone.

For those of you immediately assuming that Forza Horizon Japan means we're gonna see Tokyo, just remember that the Horizon games tend to not feature big cities. That's why London wasn't in Horizon 4.
Yep! and it's fine, as long as it's set in Gunma.
 

pg2g

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Dec 18, 2018
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Given the timing, it kinda seems like the artist created these to help get a job at Playground lol. Don't think people should read too much into them.
 

meph

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Oct 29, 2017
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Forza Horizon 5 in Japan looks/sounds amazing.

On the other hand, Fable is and was always trash, so I don't understand the desire for MS to reboot the franchise. If you designed the safest, most derivative RPG and specifically targeted the audience squarely at kids under 10, you'd get Fable.
 

Kolx

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Oct 25, 2017
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That Forza concept art looks BEAUTIFUL, but let's be real it's all about that sweet sweet RPG game. This shit has me more excited than most games out there including many of my favorites.
 

headspawn

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Verchod

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I would of preferred Rare doing another Fable, with Playground doing a new Perfect Dark.