Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels DLC and Steam Release Announced

Forza Horizon 4 is Getting Hot Wheels, a Steam Release, And No Cross-Progression)

Published: February 8, 2021 3:00 PM /


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Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels Car Pack is coming soon. That's not all, either — Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam, although your save file won't be able to come along with you onto this new digital storefront offering.

Forza Horizon 4 is the latest game in the Horizon sub-franchise of Forza racing games. The core Forza Motorsport games focus on structured track racing, but Forza Horizon switches things up to an open-world model that allows players to explore a lot of interesting terrain. Now, the developers have announced that a Forza Horizon Hot Wheels Car Pack is on the way!

Fans of Forza Horizon 3 might be excited about the prospects, but you're going to want to hold your horses — as far as we can tell, this is just going to be a bunch of Hot Wheels cars added to the game as a paid DLC. There's no mention of any of those cool Hot Wheels track pieces that you got to use in the previous game. Thankfully, you can buy this Car Pack regardless of which version of Forza Horizon 4 you own.

"The pack will be available for purchase for all players, regardless of which version of the game they have," read a follow-up tweet from the franchise's official account.

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Will the Forza Horizon 4 Steam Release Have Cross-Play and Cross Progression?

Also announced today is the Forza Horizon 4 Steam release. This will be the first time that any Forza game has come to Valve's digital distribution platform, although it looks like veteran players of the game will have to start over.

Yes, the Forza Horizon 4 Steam release will have cross-play. That means that new people picking up the game on Steam will be able to play with their friends on Windows 10 and Xbox consoles. However, a statement provided to Kotaku notes that the Steam release won't have cross-progression; that means that your save file won't carry over from Windows 10 and/or Xbox to the Steam version, unfortunately.

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When is the Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels Car Pack Release Date?

There's not yet any info on the Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels Car Pack release date; the announcement mentions that it's "coming soon."

There's no mention of the Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels Car Pack price, either. However, the game's current roster of Car Packs has prices ranging from $6.99–$9.99, so you can probably expect these new Hot Wheels cars to fall somewhere in that price range.

When is the Forza Horizon 4 Steam Release Date?

The Forza Horizon 4 Steam release date is March 9, 2021. No price has been listed, but you'll probably be able to pick it up starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent. The Xbox Wire news post also notes that the game's DLC content and expansions will be available for purchase.

There isn't much to do now but wait. For now, you can add Forza Horizon 4 to your wishlist on Steam and you can look forward to the Hot Wheels Car Pack coming sooner rather than later.

What do you think of the Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels Car Pack? Are you disappointed by the lack of cross-progression on the Forza Horizon 4 Steam release? Let us know in the comments below!

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Playground Games
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Xbox One, PC
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