One of the highlights of this year’s E3 was learning about the next Forza game. It’s not a direct sequel, but rather a spin-off title that takes the Forza franchise to the open road. Sweet. Forza Horizon lets you take some of the most awesome cars in the world and drive them on the highways and byways of the great state of Colorado. Not only that, but for the first time you’ll also take cars off-road for some rally racing fun. Plus, as another first for the Forza franchise, you’ll get to experience some nighttime driving as well. The whole experience is centered on a huge festival that celebrates cars and music. The real-world driving physics will still be around, but now you won’t have to limit that experience to just the circuit. Personally, I can’t wait.
A new limited edition version of the game was just recently announced. With the new limited edition, you’ll get five exclusive liveries, an Accelerator Token pack and a VIP membership for the game that will get you an exclusive pack of five cars, special recognition and access to special events. It’s all sounds very… er, special. Plus, if you pre-order it you’ll get a code for an exclusive Forza Horizon themed Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 that you can use in Forza 4, and a code to unlock one of four exclusive cars that will be available when the game launches in October.
The Forza franchise attention to detail, the gorgeous open roads of Colorful Colorado, some great music and some awesome cars; it all sounds like a recipe for one enjoyable experience. Look for it October 23rd.