Forza Horizon 4 comes to Steam on March 9, Hot Wheels car pack goes official

Forza Horizon 4 Steam Hero
Forza Horizon 4 Steam Hero (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Forza Horizon 4 is an industry-leading arcade racing game from Microsoft.
  • It's now heading to Steam for Windows PC, set for launch on March 9.
  • It will feature cross-play with the Xbox and Microsoft Store PC versions of the game.

Announced today via Xbox Wire, Microsoft is bringing Forza Horizon 4 to Steam for the first time. Forza Horizon 4 is the fourth entry in Microsoft's industry-leading arcade racing franchise, set in a lovingly-recreated British countryside.

Users who grab the Steam version of Forza Horizon 4 will also get cross-play with users on the Xbox and Microsoft Store versions of the game, across Xbox Game Pass for consoles, PC, and mobile devices.

Forza Horizon 4 drops onto Steam on March 9, alongside all the previous paid DLC packs and updates. Available expansions include the Fortune Island DLC, which features treacherous terrain and aggressive weather patterns. It also includes the Lego Speed Champions expansion, which transforms the terrain into Lego-like blocks.

There's also the spy-inspired Best of Bond Car Pack, the classic-styled Barrett-Jackson Car Pack, and the all-new previously leaked Hot Wheels Car Pack, all expanding the complete Forza Horizon 4 car list to more than 600 vehicles. The Hot Wheels Car Pack has no listed launch date as of writing, but it should be out sometime before the Steam version drops in March, hopefully.

Microsoft has seen a ton of success on Steam in recent years, with Sea of Thieves, Age of Empires, and Microsoft Flight Simulator dominating the charts all over the summer of last year. This is despite the fact that all Microsoft-made games are available day one in Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which gives you blanket access to a massive library of over 200 games for a relatively low monthly fee.

The inclusion of Forza Horizon 4, and the commitment to bring Halo Infinite to Steam in the future should be indicative of Microsoft's intent to support Valve's platform in addition to its own.

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