Forza Horizon 4 is coming, and it's very British

Microsoft, as expected, has unveiled a brand new Forza game for Xbox One and PC at E3 2018. Forza Horizon 4 is taking the open world action to the United Kingdom.

And on the Xbox One X there will be a 60 FPS mode.

As always, visually Forza Horizon 4 looks stunning. Dynamic seasons will change the scenery as you play through the game, with winter bringing snow, fall (that's autumn now we're in the UK) will have golden colors and falling leaves, while spring will bring rain.

British weather alone is a tricky enough concept, so it'll be good to see how Playground has recreated it! It also looks like one of the feature cars for this year's game will be the new McLaren Senna, although this year there was no on-stage car.

While details are still light, Microsoft has revealed some key points already. Over 450 cars from 100 licensed manufacturers will be in the game, and besides the McLaren Senna the cover of Forza Horizon will be the 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. Better still, the North American debut of the McLaren Senna will take place on Mixer on June 12.

Mixer fans will also get some love with Forza Horizon 4, with integrated broadcasting and spectating features built into the game. There's also new for this year a route creation tool, allowing players to create their own races anywhere within the game map.

Pre-orders will begin on June 11, and Ultimate Edition buyers will get early access to play the game on September 28.

Forza Horizon 4 is set to launch on October 2 this year and will be in Xbox Game Pass for both console and PC from launch. The regular edition will cost around $60.

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  • "fall (that's autumn now we're in the UK) will have golden colors and falling leaves, while spring will bring rain". If you are trying to be clever by using the word Autumn for what you Americans call "Fall" then surely you should also spell COLOUR correctly...…. And that is the rainy season, not spring.....
  • I live in the UK.
  • Forza is the new Need for Speed (or should I say greed, cuz they ruined it).
  • I mean you're gonna have to explain a ridiculous comment like that. Or I'll dismiss you as a mindless troll.
  • Yeah, this is just plain not true, i mean, FH3 has some really annoying ads throughout the game (like, really annoying, only thing preventing it from being a 10/10 game), but the gameplay is solid as ever. Releasing a game a year is fine by me because the Horizon and main series are so completely different it's something fresh each year.
  • Yeah I’d like to see how they ruined it as well. Forza 4 looks like a blast and with an always living connection it looks to be the best one yet.
  • British weather? Are you telling me it's just going to rain and be miserable and grey throughout the entire game?
  • L O L
  • There'll be plenty of potholes to avoid then...
  • I was excited for the expected Japan setting. This one looks just boring and I don't know that I care about it at all now. After the exotic layouts of FH3, this seems tame and uninspiring. That, and I really wish they'd just get on with VR on XB1X for Forza already.
  • Guess they invested too much time in the left-lane driving algorithms from FH3's Australia setting. That' the only thing I really hated about FH3, it always seemed like a "gotcha" when I would instinctively drift back into the right lane only to face oncoming traffic.