What’s an Xbox conference without the announcement of a new Forza game? Well, we’ll never know Microsoft has just announced yet another Forza title in the series, Forza Horizon 4. Taking place in Britain, Forza Horizon 4 brings even more racing to the Xbox One and Windows 10, and it has hovercrafts. Also coming to the title will be Seasons. Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall, all will unique elements to racers as they head out to the countryside of Britain; dynamically!

Forza Horizon 4 features dynamic seasons in the open world, shared across the entire global community. Including new gameplay, weekly challenges, and stunning visuals, seasons change everything. Experience beautiful, historic Britain in spectacular native 4K and HDR, collect over 450 cars and live the Horizon life together. 

Update: Apparently the game will feature a completely synchronized world, as well as up to 72 players per instance. Players will also be able to purchase property this time around. There’s even a racing route creator, so everyone can create their own races and then share them around. 

Oh, it Playground Games is now part of the Xbox family! Great news for Xbox and Forza fans!

At E3 today, Head of Gaming Phil Spencer announced several new investments Microsoft is making to vastly increase our resources for developing original content. It was a direct message to our incredibly dedicated fans who inspire what we do and why we do it. We know you want high quality, innovative content, and we’re committed to bringing you more and more gaming experiences in the years ahead.

As part of this commitment to our fans, and the opportunity to leverage the amazing creative talents of the U.K. development community, I’m delighted to welcome our long-term partner Playground Games and their extraordinarily talented team into the Microsoft Studios family.

Ever since Playground Games was established as a studio, they have partnered exclusively with Turn 10 Studios and, together, both teams’ shared vision, strong partnership, and successful collaboration have advanced the Forza franchise to new heights. The Forza racing franchise saw its biggest year yet in 2017, with over 22 million unique fans driving throughout Forza games. We could not have reached this success without Playground Games’ incredible talent, which resulted in 2016’s award-winning, breakout hit, Forza Horizon 3.

Playground Games’ unique, creative vision and passion, together with the power and resources of Microsoft, will see this innovative team take their talents to an all-new level. Playground Games will continue to work on Forza Horizon and they are bringing their open world expertise to an entirely new project we’ll have more to share about later.

Forza Horizon 4 will be released on the Xbox One and Windows 10 this October 2nd, 2018.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.