Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the show. It's like a live podcast only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight we played Forza Horizon 3, the amazing new open-world Xbox One and Windows 10 racing game that everyone's raving about. Forza Horizon 3's co-op and competitive multiplayer are truly amazing. Read on for multiplayer impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

Bonus single-player livestream video:

Forza Horizon 3

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Forza Horizon 3 is the latest open-world racing game in the Forza series. This installment places players directly in charge of the Horizon festival itself, choosing where to expand the event, signing record labels, and even creating their own custom events and races. It's a huge game, and easily one of the most beautiful games on Xbox One or any platform.

One of Horizon 3's most exciting new features is the Co-Op Campaign. For the first time, up to four online players can team up and make progress on the actual campaign. The usual online adventure and free-roam modes are present too, and support up to 12 players. No other racing game gives players so much freedom to race together and against each other.

Players who purchased Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition already have early access to the game right now, a few days ahead of the September 27 launch of the standard edition. With that in mind, we invited select viewers to join us for online multiplayer during our special preview stream. We spent the first half of the stream in 4-player online co-op, and then opened up the remainder of the stream for 12-player online adventure mode.

You poor souls who don't have Forza Horizon 3 yet, it's not too late to preorder. Buy the digital version to get the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10. You can also enter to win one from us!

Take it from Richard Devine and yours truly - this is one racing game that will not disappoint.

The Contests

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We streamed Forza Horizon 3 for 90 minutes tonight, During that time, we gave out a total of 6 prize codes:

  • Win $10 Xbox Gift cards (Must be redeemed from a US account)

See the list of winners at the end of this story.

  • Also, you can follow this Gleam widget to enter for a chance to win Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition from us!

Win the Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition for Xbox One from Windows Central

How to watch Twitch live streams

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On Windows Phone, you'll have to grab an unofficial app. There are several to choose from, each with different strengths and weaknesses. Only one app lets you search directly for our channel, though. If you use the others, you'll have to find and follow us from a web browser first. Read the roundup to learn more!

Future streams

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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):

  • Saturday, October 1: Dead Rising Triple Pack – Get a live look at the Xbox One remake of the original Dead Rising trilogy, and enter to win an Xbox gift card!

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.


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These viewers are ready to race (or at least one step closer to it)!

  • Ponchogrande007
  • Napalm
  • Jestdoki
  • PerfectCode
  • Pantera_ftw
  • Geyser_funny

Tonight's prizes provided by Mobile Nations. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!