Forza Horizon 4 Halo-Themed Event Confirmed, Beautiful New 4K Footage Released
Forza Horizon 4’s Halo-themed Showcase Event is the real deal. Evidence of the crossover first came to light last week, when clever fans discovered a Halo-themed image hiding amongst early-release Forza Horizon 4 files, but, of course, without confirmation from Microsoft and Playground Games, we had to file it under "rumor." Well, the Forza Horizon 4 Halo crossover has been made official, with several outlets laying eyes on the event behind closed doors at Gamescom 2018.
No footage of the Halo content has been released, but IGN described it in some detail – apparently, the event kicks off with a full cutscene, featuring Master Chief himself. As the Chief, you race a Warthog down a fully Halo-ized Northumberland beach as you attempt to keep pace with a Pelican troop carrier. Along the way, you face attacks from Banshees and have to hit the finish line before the Halo ring you’re on collapses. Oh, and Cortana narrates the entire event, commenting on the British landscape and some of the “ancient” houses and other present-day-style buildings you pass. Sounds like Playground Games has put a lot of effort into this one!
We may not have footage of the Halo event, but Microsoft has dropped new 4K Forza Horizon 4 b-roll, which shows off the game’s new Team Adventures…
Forza Horizon 4 developer Playground Games recently revealed a ton of info about the game via a series of seasonally-themed livestreams – I suggest you check out spring, summer, fall, and winter. Here’s the official Forza Horizon 4 description for those who haven’t been keeping up:
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. 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.
Forza Horizon 4 cruises onto PC and Xbox One on October 2.