E3: Forza Horizon 4 Announced – Heading to Britain

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At E3 2018, Microsoft and Playground Games announced the latest iteration in the Forza Horizon series, Forza Horizon 4. The new racing game, releasing October 2nd, 2018 for the Xbox One and PC, will allow you to drive over 450 cars throughout Britain. Two Brtitish cars will be featured on the Forza Horizon 4 cover, the Land Rover Defender 90, and the brand new McLaren Senna Hypercar!

Forza Horizon 4 SeasonsOne of the newest features for Forza Horizon 4 will be the new “Seasons” system, simulating the progressions of seasons. Conditions thorughout the environment will adjust as the seasons change. For example, bodies of water will freeze over, allowing you to drive on the frozen surface (no word on if you can fall through thin ice though). Seasons will change on a weekly basis, and should provide for an interesting experience.

A welcome addition to the title is also a 60FPS mode on the Xbox One X (no word on if it’s available for PC, but considering FH3 on PC was able to run an unlocked frame rate, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t included). The first Forza Horizon titles were locked at 30FPS on console, so to be able to run 60 FPS on the Xbox is a very welcome addition (even though it requires the more expensive Xbox One X).

In addition to the many features carried over from previous Horizon titles, new features will be added to the latest iteration. A route creator will be a welcome addition, allowing you to create custom race events. Customization will be expanded, allowing for you not to only customize your car, but also your driver as well, with new personalization options. In addition, you’ll now be able to buy property in the game, which will give extra benefits.

While more information will be shared about Forza Horizon 4 as we get closer to its October release, it sounds like it will be an exciting addition to the open-world racing series. What do you think about the upcoming title? Let us know in the comments!