The latest installment of the Forza Horizon franchise promises to deliver some unique arcade style action both on the street and through the outback of Australia.
Last week at E3, Microsoft and Playground Games debuted the official trailer for their latest installment of the open-world racing game Forza Horizon 3. And it looks absolutely beautiful! Playground Games has completely reset the bar with the 3rd installment of the series. Whereas previous Horizon games had players racing through the streets of Chicago and Europe, Forza Horizon 3 will have you driving on the edge of your seat across Australia. The latest installment of the franchise will include 350 different on and off-road vehicles, and an open-world design that is now twice the size of last installment! I just logged on to check my personal Forza Horizon 2 account progress, and it shows that I have spent a total of 70 hours of in-game racing, and have only completed 56.5% of the solo campaign! I’ve got some serious catching up to do…
So what makes this arcade style game so addicting? Well for one, it’s the open-world gameplay that is just so much fun to race in. Being able to take your vehicles off the track and jump straight into racing in the Outback, or drifting through the white sandy beaches in the “Land Down Under”, this game will have you coming back for more.
Here is the Forza Horizon 3 Announcement Video at E3:
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The other big aspect is the graphics. Playground Games claims to have captured every ecological aspect of the country of Australia in this game. From the rain forests of Queensland, to the dangerous and unforgiving Outback, Forza Horizon 3 promises to deliver a unique driving experience that is not offered in its big brother’s Forza Motorsport gameplay.
Another big game changer is that Horizon 3 will allow cross-play between Xbox One and Window 10. This will allow gamers to race against friends on either platform. The solo campaign is said to be over 100 hours long, and the multi-player layout will let players drop in and out of races, allowing you to choose your own path on how you want to complete the game.
Check out the official Forza Horizon 3 Release Trailer and let us know what you think:
If you are looking for a fun, addicting arcade style racer, Forza Horizon 3 will not disappoint. You can bet Art of Gears will be waiting in line on September 27th for our copy and we will be sure to give you our feedback on Twitter of what we think of this much anticipated arcade style racing game. For more information, check out forzamotorsport.net