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Forza Horizon 4 player merges gameplay with real driving and it’s amazing

Published: 11/Nov/2020 15:06

by Kieran Bicknell

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Forza Horizon 4 is widely regarded as one of the best-looking car games currently available on the market. But, blending in-game footage with real-world video takes it to a whole new level, as this amazing Reddit video shows.

Sometimes, a video pops up that has everyone scratching their heads. This is one of those instances, with real-world video and in-game footage from Forza Horizon 4 blended together in a way that has Redditors questioning what is real.

Forza Horizon is known for its excellent suite of in-game photography options, though this video takes it way beyond simple still images.

BMW M2 Forza Horizon 4The footage features the awesome BMW M2, available in Forza Horizon 4.

Forza Horizon 4 blended with reality

In the video post shared to Reddit, user Bsi11y_Racing blended in-game footage with real-world video, to create an unorthodox hybrid that is equally confusing and impressive.

While the steering wheel has clearly been edited in during post-production, it has allowed the Redditor to use their own hands and driving gloves, lending additional credibility to this unique blend of reality and gaming.

Choosing to use the BMW M2 in Horizon 4, the video appears to show the user ‘walking’ up to the car before it cuts to the in-car footage.

It is precisely this ‘walking’ segment that has other Redditors scratching their heads. While players are able to ‘fly’ around the world of Forza Horizon in-game, the strangely natural ‘bob’ from the footage looks very real.

Taking my M2 for a drive in the country. from r/forza

Whether the footage is simply slow-moving in-game drone footage that has been sped up, or had some other trickery applied is unclear. We did find out how the first-person view footage was constructed, however.

“I film with a headcam and then put it all together after. Oh, how good would VR be,” was the answer from the original poster when asked about the footage.

By headcam, we can only assume that he is referring to the arms and steering wheel, which is merged into the first-person driving view. The rest appears to be shot in Forza Horizon 4 itself, with clever editing resulting in the believable finished product.

At the moment, many of us wish we could take our sports cars for a blast on some country lanes – at least this player has found a great compromise!

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Terrible Forza Motorsport glitch ruins races and sends cars into ‘space’

Published: 20/Nov/2020 15:53

by Kieran Bicknell

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Forza Motorsport still enjoys a cult following years after its initial release date. With the promise of a new game on the horizon, players are still finding unusual glitches in the current release, often with hilarious results.

Online matches on both Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon 4 are often criticized for their eccentric players and connection issues.

Well, it seems those aforementioned issues surfaced once again for this Redditor. While happily racing in an online lobby, a strange glitch caused them to be launched ‘into space’ temporarily, ruining the race.

Forza Motorsport car flying
Reddit: U/Archangel_Matthias
The car did a number of rolls in mid-air after the glitch.

Forza Motorsport online multiplayer glitch

Initially, the clip below seems like a perfectly normal race. In fact, it’s much more civilized than many online races on any of the Forza games than we’ve ever seen.

However, that soon changed when what can only be described as a catastrophic glitch ruined the race for Redditor u/Archangel_Matthais.

While taking a corner at low speed, a car can be seen flying past on the right-hand-side of the video. At first the car appears to smash into the track barrier, but it is clear that it is glitching heavily.

It then seems as if the car ‘bounces’ off the barrier, and then cuts through the players’ car.

Briefly joined a space program from r/forza

This unusual glitch has the effect of throwing the player’s car into the air as if it was on a giant rocket ship. Not only that, but it does a number of flips while in mid-air, before crashing back down to earth.

Thankfully, the player saw the funny side of the situation. Posting to R/Forza on Reddit, they said they “briefly joined a space program” due to the glitch.

Although it is unclear what exactly caused the glitch, it was probably a combination of bad internet connections, high ping, and good old-fashioned bugs. Whatever the case, it made for a hilarious reason for losing a race.