Here Are 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Getting Excited For Forza Horizon 3
The highly anticipated sequel in the Forza racing series is released this month on Xbox and PC, and at SuperUnleaded we wanted to give you a taste of what’s to come.
Here are 10 reasons why you should start getting excited:
- It’s set in Australia. Yes, the striking scenery continues from the previous Forza Horizon game, as the fictional Horizon festival travels Down Under. With the previous game set in southern Europe, Playground Games decided to move to an even more beautiful part of the world, and picked out the diverse eastern coast of Oz as its automotive play area. With 4K capabilities and a sometimes breathtaking subject to draw on, Forza Horizon 3 could be the most beautiful racing game yet.
- There are more than 350 cars to choose from. Now that may not be the largest selection of models put in a game, but it’s still an impressive amount to have. Following the trailer released by Forza, you could see there were all different shapes and sizes, such as SUVs, dune buggies and supercars, including the gorgeous Lamborghini Centenario cover car, which looks and sounds stunning. You’ll definitely find the right wheels to cruise around Oz in.
- The Horizon Festival is back. This is the third (duh) Horizon game from Forza, and it continues the brilliant festival feel of the previous two editions. With events ranging from races to challenges and a lot else besides, expect a wide variety of single and multiplayer events.
- You can take on everyone. With new additions to the Horizon multiplayer environment, you will have the chance to battle it out with the rest of the Forza universe. Playground has announced weekly events so players can win exclusive prizes, such as new cars or limited edition content. Events have already been released by Forza for the first few weeks after the release, one of which ties in with…
- Microsoft game crossovers. Which Xbox and PC gamers will lord over their Playstation rivals? Playground announced a special ‘Halo Weekend’ and the exclusive prize is the Warthog military vehicle. Usually seen alongside Master Chief fighting aliens on far-flung planets, the Warthog is a Microsoft gaming favourite, and to see the game universes crossing over in Horizon 3 is an exciting prospect for future downloadable content.
- The graphics look incredible. In the 4K revolution since the release of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, it can now be difficult to blow audiences away with how the game looks. But Playground has, on the surface, done exactly that. With the extreme attention to detail on the scenery and on the cars themselves, the studio has created a modern racing masterpiece. Expect to be wowed every time you turn a corner.
- The cover car itself. Forza couldn’t have picked a more jaw-dropping car to be the face of Horizon 3, and the Lamborghini Centenario draws you in straight away. You only have to look and listen to the trailer to see how well Playground has done in capturing the essence of the limited edition Lambo, and as a 100th-anniversary celebration of the company’s founder birth, the Centenario is superb. Plus, this is the only way you’ll probably get to drive one, unless you are extremely fortunate.
- Guaranteed good gameplay. You don’t have to be an extreme gaming enthusiast just to know how good it is. The Forza games are known for their adaptive game experience, and for both the casual and racing game veterans Horizon 3 should continue that trend. With simple and detailed tuning available, why would it change the perfect recipe?
- It’s finished. Yes, we know, a bit of a tenuous one here, but with the news that Gran Turismo Sport is being pushed back, it’s good to see a game finished on time before its major release. Forza has been a reliable and mostly smooth-running series since it was first released in 2005, which is another one-up for Microsoft gamers. The Microsoft Gold Disc was delivered to Playground on August 30, so if it’s good enough for Microsoft, it’s good enough for us.
- You only have just over three weeks to wait! You may have to curb your enthusiasm but it’s less than a month before the full game is unleashed and you can fully experience Australia’s east coast like never before. Explore the map, which is twice the size of the previous game, in a wide variety of models and get your own unique experience from Forza Horizon 3.
Forza Horizon 3 is released on September 27 on Xbox One and Microsoft PC, with the demo out on September 12.
If you haven’t already, check out the trailer for one of the most anticipated games of the year.
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