The LEGO Speed Champions Forza DLC devs don’t consider it retired

The latest episode of Bits N’ Bricks touched on the Speed Champions DLC for Forza Horizon 4, including how the team doesn’t consider it retired.

You can listen to every minute of episode 41 of the official LEGO Games podcast by reading our initial report, with hosts Ethan Vincent and Brian Crecente speaking with Mike Brown, Creative Director on the Forza Horizon series in the final moments of the most recent instalment.

As part of the interview, Mike Brown shared how he and the rest of the team don’t consider the project to be retired, even one year after the original release.

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“That isn’t how we look at it. I think with Game Pass then all the titles can stay alive alongside newer titles,” commented Mike Brown. “People still own that previous game. They still have access to it through Game Pass. All of that DLC is still really, really good. Obviously, today, you should go check out Horizon 5, but I don’t think that closes the door on Horizon 4, and I think that is something that we’re seeing with titles and Game Pass,

“It was a bit of a dream experience for me. As I say, I’ve been a fan of LEGO bricks my whole life. And I kind of always wanted to make a LEGO game, but I’ve been working on Forza for a very long time. I was working on other racing games before that. It’s just never been a thing that has really aligned up in my career, and this was just a great opportunity to, yeah, to work on a Forza title, to work with the IP. It was a real dream project for me.”

Forza Horizon 5 is now available, with no sign of any crossover with the LEGO Group. However, the Speed Champions theme is confirmed to continue into 2023 with multiple rumours for 2022 suggesting the incoming arrival of a Lamborghini Countach, Aston Marton, and Ferrari model.

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