Microsoft started off E3 2018 with a bang, taking the wraps off of the latest entry in its Forza series called Forza Horizon 4. The game takes place in Britain and features numerous enhancements over its predecessor. One of the upcoming changes is "Horizon Stories". They're narrative-based sections which require you to become a stunt driver or operate a taxi company.
Destructoid managed to get more details about the mode in a behind-closed-doors meeting with Playground Games Art Director Benjamin Penrose.
Many gamers were worried that Forza Horizon 4 would be more of the same. However, the more we know about the game — dynamic seasons, shared-world gameplay, and stories — the more it seems like a definitive evolution for the franchise.
Following up on the Australian journey packed into Forza Horizon 3, Forza Horizon 4 will take fans to a new location. One of the key features that Microsoft and developer Playground Games are hyping up is the game's dynamic seasons system, which will switch from snow to falling leaves, and plenty of rain, as time goes on.
Forza Horizon 4 is set to launch on October 2, 2018 for $59.99. If you pick up the Ultimate Edition, you can get early access starting on September 28. Forza Horizon 4 will also be available as part of Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and PC through Xbox Play Anywhere.
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I like the idea of (I'm guessing) tying various race types to "professions" adds a layer of realism to the racing.
I am a big FH3 fan. I really hope that all these new features make it more fun and don't ruin it. I am not decided yet. I preordered already, so only getting into the gameplay will help me decide. Not long now.
Sounds like fun! As someone who prefers single player gaming, this sounds like it’s right up my alley.
Come on over and have some fun with Crrraaaaaazzzyyyy Taxi!
If only those "stories" are not as annoying and unbearably cheesy as those in recent Need for Speed games, it'll be cool.
I am on of those that spend more time in making designs for cars than playing the game. it started with forza 4 where I had a steady team for online and I made our team skin. ended up with around 3400 hours in making designs and selling and around 800 hours really playing the game :D oops!
Great concept! Xbox game pass is tempting now
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