Forza Horizon 4 now available to preorder

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

Microsoft started off E3 2018 with a bang, taking the wraps off of the latest entry in its Forza series, Forza Horizon 4. If the early peek at Forza Horizon 4's open world had you ready to jump in the driver's seat, the game is now available to preorder on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) and at Amazon (opens in new tab).

Following up on the Australian journey packed into Forza Horizon 3, Forza Horizon 4 will take fans to the United Kingdom. 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 the seasons change. And if you're playing on an Xbox One X, you'll be able to hit the road with a 60 FPS mode.

As far as cars, Microsoft says that there will be more than 450 vehicles to collect and modify as you compete through the Horizon festival. The game will also have Mixer broadcasting and spectating features built in, along with a route creation tool that will let players come up with their own races anywhere on the game's map.

Forza Horizon 4 is set to launch on October 2, so there's still some time to go before its release. If you pick up the Ultimate Edition, you'll also get early access starting on September 28. And since this is a Microsoft Studios title, Forza Horizon 4 will be available to play as part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription for both console and PC on its launch date.

Forza Horizon 4 is available now for preorder for $59.99.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I hope there is a decent single player experience keeping all the seasons etc working without having all the real world people in my game.
    I just want to relax and race cpu opponents thanks.
  • In FH3, it wasn't real people unless you purposefully played in Online Mode. They were CPU opponents built around real people's driving skills and habits. As you race, the game builds a drivatar for you that can then go to other people's worlds and race for you.
  • I preordered the physical version today, along with Just Cause 4 and Anthem. Unfortunately, the local GameStop still doesn’t have most of the titles announced at E3 so far available for preorder, which is a shame, because I went in with a bucket full of money, ready to throw it down on upcoming games.
  • Is that a ruddy Vulcan Bomber in the article's title image there? I thought this was about Fallout 5 for a minute. This is not my kind of game, but kudos for the Vulcan. It is sad that one of the most amazing bombers ever made is no longer flying at air shows (I do wish the reasons it ever existed were also just history of course, I am sane(ish...)). I still remember the shows whilst it was on active service, whilst the airframe was still in its prime. To the youngsters who only ever saw the legacy shows, you really missed something indescribable. No video could ever capture the effect of that thing pivoting in the air and shooting straight up at power.
  • Preordered Ultimate. Loved, I mean still love FH 3. Still flying from Blizard Mountain to Hot Wheels to all over the place. I hope it will be either the same or an improvement quality wise. Oh yes, and I ordered before checking the minimum requirements, not too smart I guess.