Forza Horizon 4 has been out for nearly a week and has reached a metacritic score of 92, making it the highest rated Forza since Forza Motorsport 3, however, there have been dissapointment regarding the engine sound. Some cars are sharing the same sound file and some others may have an inaccurate sound. Turn 10 Studios confirmed yesterday that they are aware of the problem and are looking into it. Hopefully, this will be changed anytime soon, but do not expect any major changes. Developing engine sound today is very complicated and Playground games are trying to record as much as they can.
Design Director Jon Knoles says: "The cars with new sound are using a new granular synthesis car audio model that PG has been developing for some time. This gives them the ability to even more authentically reproduce in game every rev, note, fluctuation, pop and burble from car recordings, which make extensive use of on-track as well as dyno recording sessions. Cars that use this system sound great, but the new granular audio source library isn't nearly as extensive as our full engine audio library yet. PG made the creative decision to extend the use of this technique to a number of cars with similar engine configurations. So, while they all may sound great, to many of your well-trained ears, they don't all sound "right" - we're not debating that"
More and more car brands are disappearing from Forza and yesterday, EuroGamer had an Interview with Ralph Fulton regarding the launch of Forza Horizon 4. EuroGamer were asking Fulton for more Information about Toyota and why their production cars are not in the game.
"Unfortunately what's happened with Toyota over the last couple of years is we haven't been able to reach an agreement which is unfortunate ... we will continue with our conversations in that area - that's not something we've given up on." Turn 10 and Playground games are trying to get those cars back into Forza, however, they never reach an agreement with the manufacturers, and this sort of licensing issue could last for a very long time.