If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably a motorsports and Forza fan, so you also probably know that Forza Horizon 3 will be released on the 23rd of September, which is just around the corner (waitin’ to pounce on yo ass). It’s easily the most expected game of the year, people can’t wait for it, and they even take offense when they read anything bad about the upcoming open world racer. So, let’s see what all of us can expect from it when it hits the shelves.
First of all, everybody knows by now, from E3, from all the gameplay released to the public or the demo version, that it will be the most visually astonishing racing game you can buy right now, not even worth mentioning the most graphically advanced Forza game ever. This fact is in part due to the game’s location setting, which is, as you know, Australia. You will race on Australia’s open roads, get to see it’s beautiful beaches and the famous Gold Coast as you speed through, and even explore the jungle. And it’s not all desert highways and wild environment either. You will also race in cities. Not only is the road variety vast, but the size of the map is amazing. It is said to be two times larger than the map of Forza Horizon 2. This map will be filled with races and challenges, and developers say it will give you some 100 hours of gameplay before you complete them all. Talking about graphics, not only will the landscape be amazing, but crashing into things and sending stuff flying will leave you speechless. The detail of it all…dear Lord!!! They have even captured images of the Australian skyline with a 12K camera and reproduced it beautifully in the actual game.
Microsoft has confirmed that there will be more than 350 cars in the original release. That’s the biggest car lineup they have ever come up with. Furthermore, there are much more types of vehicles than in any other racing game you can play. For the supercar and hypercar fanatics, there is the Lamborghini Centenario, the Koenigsegg Regera, two of the most exclusive and breathtaking cars out there, waiting to be brutalized on the Aussie highways. Then of course, there will be vehicles related to each type of landscape you will race on, cause you can’t take a Lambo through the jungle, now can you?! So, for off-road speed you will have buggies, which are light, making the acceleration incredibly fast, even though they don’t normally reach very high top speeds. For jumping around through the desert and rain forest, you will have heavy, but relatively nimble trucks. Remember, you’re racing in Australia, so you can find a lot of the local motorsport heritage in terms of cars, such as the famous V8’s and the utes. The car roster will be to your liking no matter what driving style or landscape you personally enjoy. The developers have also announced that there will be at least 6 different DLC car packs they will make available to the public after the original release.
There will be a story for the career mode, even though we don’t yet know very much about it. What we do know is that the festival mode is back, and this time you will be in charge of it and able to customize it. In fact, you can customize just about anything in the game, most of all the challenges. You can create your own race, set the difficulty by completing it, and then make it available for other players to see how well they cope. Another thing you can customize to a large extent is your car, of course. You can buy parts for it from different real life after market manufacturers. For example, you have a road going car, but you can turn it into a rally car by installing specific parts.
For the first time ever in Forza, you can join your friends in a co-op mode in your career. You will also be able to choose how much of your campaign you want to play in co-op and how much you want to race by yourself. Because it will be released for Xbox and PC, both types of players cand enjoy the co-op mode together. Hidden throughout the map, you will find 50 ramps you can jump from and set distance records. There will now be even more music genres, including the previously not included hard rock and hip-hop. You can put your own music in the game if you have it saved on your console or PC.
So, which one of these features are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section.