Microsoft took to the E3 2018 stage to reveal the 4th official entry in the Forza Horizon series.
Alongside the game’s announcement trailer, development studio Playground Games revealed some info about their upcoming open-world racer. This time, players will hop into an assortment of vehicles to explore Great Britain. One of the newer features of the game that will impact its new explorable locale is dynamic seasons. The reveal trailer showcased Edinburgh as several human-controlled racers zipped around the road in Spring and Winter settings. Each of the game’s seasons will impact players as they confront a multitude of hazards and enter themed events.
Check out the official statement released by Microsoft about the game below (be sure to check out some extra gameplay below, too):
For the first time in the racing and driving genre, experience dynamic seasons in a shared open-world. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars, and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain. Pre-order the Ultimate Edition and get 4-day early access, two expansion packs, Car Pass, VIP Membership, and more!
The shared-open world experience of Forza Horizon 4 has been touted as the game’s other innovative feature. Every human player will exist within it, which means they’ll all be impacted by the seasons (which lasts one whole week) and be able to instantly challenge them to a race. The game’s servers were revealed to be able to hold up to 72 players at once, plus this sequel’s world size will be the same as Forza Horizon 3’s.
Forza Horizon 4 is slated to launch on Xbox One, Xbox One X (in 60fps mode), and Windows 10 PC on October 2, 2018. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass the same day as its official launch.