Forza Horizon 4 Set in UK, Features Seasons, Shared Online Open World, Coming in 2018
While not exactly a huge shock, Microsoft just made a lot of racing fans happy at their Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, by announcing Forza Horizon 4. As previously rumored, the game will be taking place in the UK, and the series is looking as impressive as ever. Check out the debut trailer, below.
Forza Horizon 4 will feature shared online open world, where every car you encounter is driven by another human player, although Microsoft has said the game can be played in single-player offline mode as well. The game will also feature seasons, and a 60fps option for Xbox One X owners. Here’s a full rundown of the new features, courtesy of Microsoft:
Seasons Change Everything – Forza Horizon 4 features dynamic seasons that change gameplay, unlocking new events and routes, impacting driving conditions, and transforming open-world exploration – all in native 4K and HDR. Players will be able to master driving in dry, wet, muddy, snowy and icy conditions in a shared world where everyone experiences changes in time of day, weather and seasons together.
Open-World Freedom – Forza Horizon 4 allows players to choose their path to becoming a Horizon Superstar. We’re proud to introduce two of our most fan-requested features – a brand new Route Creator that lets you design and share your own custom race routes anywhere in the open world and the option to play at 60 frames per second for players on Xbox One X.
Collect Over 450 Cars and Customize Your Horizon Life – With over 450 cars from more than 100 licensed manufacturers, Forza Horizon 4 features the largest and most diverse Horizon car roster yet with all the customization options Forza players love, like new Drift Suspension upgrades and driver personalization with character clothing, accessories and emotes. And for the first time in the Horizon series, players can own property that unlocks new items and gameplay perks.
Go it Alone or Team Up – Players can choose to play alone, cooperatively or join multiplayer for casual fun or ranked teams. In addition, integrated Mixer broadcasting and spectating features add to an already fun and rewarding experience.
You can check out a gameplay demo of Forza Horizon 4, below.
I’ll admit, I haven’t delved that deeply into the Forza Horizon games in the past, but there’s no denying Forza Horizon 4 is looking very impressive. What do you think? Eager to hit the winding roads of Merry Old England?
Forza Horizon 4 cruises onto PC and Xbox One on October 2.