Forza Horizon

One of the Xbox 360 games revealed during Microsoft’s press conference yesterday is Forza Horizon, the latest entry in the popular Forza Motorsport racing game series. After releasing four simulation-oriented installments from Turn 10 Studios, Playground Games is in charge of this more accessible spin-off. We don’t know much about the gameplay other than it will be open-road based instead of focusing on closed tracks like previous games. The change in direction could be just what the Forza series needs – until the fifth numbered game comes along for the next Xbox console (as some of us predict).

To celebrate Forza Horizon’s announcement, Microsoft is showing off two very beautiful sports cars here at E3. Head past the break for more lovely photographs.

Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon

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Forza 2 Double Dragon car

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Forza Horizon comes to Xbox 360 this October. Could we see a Windows Phone game someday? Microsoft once published Project Gotham Racing for the ol' Zune HD. That series is now on ice, but a mobile Forza game either this year or the next isn't out of the question.

Stay tuned for more E3 2012 coverage from Windows Phone Central!