Forza Horizon 4 was officially announced during Microsoft’s press conference with a trailer. The trailer showed off cars racing through several countryside locations.

Just after this trailer, Ralph Fulton from Playground Games came on stage. He revealed that the location of Forza Horizon 4 will be historic Britain, and that the game will involve seasonal change that will dynamically impact the gameplay. The different seasons will unlock new routes and affect driving conditions. Each of the different seasons were shown off on stage, as well. Time of day will also change in-game.

The game will be set in a “shared open world.” People on stage demonstrated playing together live. The seasonal changes and time of day will be synced for every player.

The game will launch with two features new to the series. One of these, Route Creator, will allow you to make and share custom race routes. The game will also have the largest selection of cars for the series: 450 different cars will be available.

Though the game is online, you can play alone. In cooperative and multiplayer modes there will be “casual fun” or ranked teams. Other online features include Mixer broadcasting.

The game will release on October 2 for Windows 10 and Xbox One, and will release on Xbox Game Pass the same day as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

Forza Horizon 4 will be following up the highly successful third entry in the series. That game won best racing game at D.I.C.E. and The Game Awards in 2016. It also received a BAFTA nomination for Best British Game at the 13th British Academy Games Awards.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.

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Trevor Whalen

I am a lifelong, enthusiastic gamer, freelance writer and editor, blogger, and Thief FM aficionado. I think that exploration-heavy, open-ended first-person games are the best vehicle for story-telling, with the finest Thief missions leading the pack.