Playground games has revealed some narrative missions in Forza Horizon 4, which is a first for the series.
These missions are called Horizon Stories, and will offer little story chunks within the main game. They will allow players to become taxi drivers and stunt racers.
In an interview with Destructoid, studio art director Benjamin Penrose said:
“One of the things that’s brand new is that we’ve added a feature called Horizon Stories. They’re really cool little bite-sized pieces of narrative-based gameplay that will center around certain activities involved in you owning businesses, interacting with certain people.
For example, one of them you’ll have a chance to own a taxi company. However, driving a taxi in the real-world is very different from the sort of action in Horizon games, so you can kind of imagine how that ends up. There are a whole bunch of different things like that. There’s one where you’ll also be able to be a stunt driver.”
Penrose also elaborated on how Horizon Stories would pay homage to some of the classic racing games:
“We even do have a story where you take on the narratives that are associated with other racing games, and one of those is based on Crazy Taxi. You can imagine how that ends up as well.”
Forza Horizon 4 will be launching for Xbox One and PC on October 2nd.