Microsoft has announced that Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold for the Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. The open-world racing game will also get one more surprise car: the Warthog from Microsoft's Halo sci-fi game series.

Xbox Wire states:

The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won't find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won't find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival.

Anyone who has ever played Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be able to get the Warthog in Forza Horizon 3 for free:

Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of September 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.

Forza Horizon 3 will be released on September 27, and Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners will be able to get it earlier on September 23.

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