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Forza Motorsport have announced details of the third instalment of the popular Forza Horizon game due to hit the stores on Tuesday September 27th. Featuring an impressive 350 vehicles and a variety of pre order bonus content the new Forza title already looks a safe bet to eclipse sales of the previous Horizon instalment.

Something of a spin off from the usual Forza Motorsport frnachise of games, Horizon lets players enjoy a selection of the in game road and race cars within a large scale open world environment filled with unique and interesting driving challenges and characteristics. Designed to entertain and test a drivers skill and concentration, Forza Horizon 3 is based in the heat of Australia pitching some 350 unique cars against the harsh Australian desert landscape and city roads.

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Forza Horizon 3 comes in 3 packages for players to chose from depending on their budget and content requirements. As well as the generous pre order bonus content players can chose from the "Standard Edition", "Deluxe Edition" featuring VIP membership and the Forza Horizon 3 Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack or the "Ultimate Edition" that allows access to the above content alongside the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass and allowing access to play the game four days in advance of retail release. All 3 editions of the game will be available both digitally and on retail disc.

Pre-orders for Forza Horizon 3 will give players access to bonus car content tied to specific retail outlets. Details of US based pre order bonus content have been released and European players are advised to check their local retailers for pre order bonus details. All bonus content cars will be tuned to the top of their class and players will be able to automatically add them to their garage after redeeming the code provided by the retailer.

2015 Ferrari 488 GTB - Gamestop
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat - Gamestop
2016 Audi R8 V10 plus - Amazon
2016 Jaguar F Type Project 7 - Best Buy
2016 Mercedes-Benz C 63 S Coupé - Xbox Dash
2016 Ford Mustang GT350R - Microsoft Store

Those outside of the U.S. should check with their local participating retailers to see which cars will be available per outlet.

You can check out the Forza Horizon 3 announcement trailer below:

Like what you see? Have a look at the RaceDepartment Forza Motorsport Series forum for news and discussion around the many Forza titles.

Do you like the idea of FM Horizon? Will you be purchasing the new game? With a substantially increased map size for the third edition of the title do you think Horizon 3 will be a greater success that its predecessor? Let us know in the comments section below!
 
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@Paul Jeffrey is there a date for pre-orders opening? Also any info on whether or not people on the PC will be able to get boxed versions or will we have to go through the windows store?
 
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Lol... here we go again.... The believable job of navigating a million dollar exotic supercar through an Australian forest (with no roads, literally the forest - I've tried this with a custom built off road Jeep and it's a slow, arduous task), and dashing along a sandy beach.
And the FFB will surely be real, because I'm sure they tested it all.
For the controller pad, some friends and a case of beer, ok maybe I'd get all silly. But that's about the only possible reason I'd ever pick up this nonsense!
Lol.
 
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Blown away by the trailer on the first sight of the jungles. I've been wanting a high-speed arcadey off-road game since MotorStorm. Makes me wonder why I don't have an Xbox One yet.
(I've got a W10 laptop but it can barely run Forza 6 with hiccups, even on the lowest settings.)
 

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Well at least the weather and ambient environment look impressive, but not sure if the same can be said of the gameplay. Emphasis on photoshoot and replays I guess, slow motion and a nice trailer with an inspirational music theme has always worked for this genre.
 
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Lol... here we go again.... The believable job of navigating a million dollar exotic supercar through an Australian forest (with no roads, literally the forest - I've tried this with a custom built off road Jeep and it's a slow, arduous task), and dashing along a sandy beach.
And the FFB will surely be real, because I'm sure they tested it all.
For the controller pad, some friends and a case of beer, ok maybe I'd get all silly. But that's about the only possible reason I'd ever pick up this nonsense!
Lol.

Agree, it's just a racing game and should be treated as such. I don't mind the Horizon series but the key is to not go into it with the simulator mindset. Fire up your Xbox or your lounge room PC and get that controller warmed up because it wont get much better with anything else.
 
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I'm just really glad they're bringing the series to PC. I'm really looking forward to FM7, FH3 should give them enough time to nail wheel support and optimize it for PC.
 
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@Paul Jeffrey is there a date for pre-orders opening? Also any info on whether or not people on the PC will be able to get boxed versions or will we have to go through the windows store?

Only the digital version will have "play anywhere", since boxed copies aren't tied to your Microsoft ID and they don't want you to resell the disc and still have in on PC
 

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Sure looks like fun, something games used to be when we were all younger. Perhaps when as gamers we didn't scrutinise every little fault or short coming they had.
 

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Had a go at Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox One a little while ago. It's definitely a fun game, and now FH3 is going to have a map twice the size of FH2 and 150 more cars than before, so I'll definitely think about picking it up. Hopefully wheel support ends up being good.
 

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In the build up to the debut cross platform Windows 10 and Xbox One release of Forza Horizon 3, the first 150 cars due to hit the game have been revealed. Including a punchy selection of wildly differing machines, Forza Horizon 3 looks to have all the bases covered for fans of the four wheel variety.


Something of a middling release between the traditional Forza Motorsport games, Horizon 3 offers up an altogether different driving and gaming experience for players to discover. Set in scenic Australian locations, Horizon 3 lets gamers experience a sizable number of vehicles from thoroughbred race cars to standard production offerings from some of the best known manufacturers in the world. With over 350 cars, trucks and buggies to sample upon release in an open world environment based in Australia, Horizon 3 promises to capture "the spectacular natural beauty, the tremendous diversity, and the environmental variety that makes the country one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world". Playground Games have succeeded in creating a map for Forza Horizon 3 that is over twice the size of the game's predecessor, Forza Horizon 2.

Understandably the team behind Horizon 3 are playing their cards close to their chest with regards to the full compliment of vehicles due to arrive on release day of the game, however below you can review the first 150 announced vehicles due to arrive on Windows 10 and Xbox One this September 27th.

Forza Horizon 3 announced cars so far
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 2010 Abarth 500 esseesse
  • 2001 Acura Integra Type-R
  • 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
  • 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
  • 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
  • 1971 AMC Javelin AMX
  • 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8
  • 2016 Ariel Nomad
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • 2010 Aston Martin One-77
  • 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
  • 1983 Audi Sport Quattro
  • 2006 Audi RS 4
  • 2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
  • 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
  • 2014 Audi #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports R8 LMS ultra (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus (Tier 4 Reward Car)
  • 2014 BAC Mono
  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
  • 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
  • 1986 BMW M635CSi
  • 1995 BMW M5
  • 1997 BMW M3
  • 2005 BMW M3
  • 2008 BMW M3
  • 2012 BMW M5 (Tier 5 Reward Car)
  • 2014 BMW #55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2014 BMW M235i
  • 2014 BMW M4 Coupe
  • 2012 Bowler EXR S
  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport 409
  • 1970 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport 454
  • 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 2014 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2015 Chevrolet #97 Baldwin Motorsports Monster Energy Trophy Truck
  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport
  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
  • 1970 Datsun 510
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  • 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
  • 2014 Dodge #94 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
  • 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
  • 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 California
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
  • 1967 Ferrari 330 P4
  • 1987 Ferrari F40
  • 1992 Ferrari 512 TR
  • 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
  • 1995 Ferrari F50
  • 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia (Tier 6 Reward Car)
  • 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
  • 2014 Ferrari #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2014 Ferrari California T
  • 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB
  • 2015 Ferrari F12tdf (VIP Car
  • 2016 Ferrari FXX K
  • 1975 Fiat X1/9
  • 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
  • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • 1973 Ford Capri RS3100
  • 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT
  • 1975 Ford Bronco
  • 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
  • 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 2009 Ford Focus RS
  • 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
  • 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 2014 Ford FPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute
  • 2014 Ford Ranger T6 Rally Raid
  • 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351 (VIP Car)
  • 2015 Ford Falcon XR8
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  • 2016 Ford #55 Supercheap Falcon FG X (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2016 Ford #66 Racing GT Le Mans (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R
  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor (Game Reward Car)
  • 2017 Ford GT (Tier 10 Reward Car)
  • 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500
  • 2012 Hennessey Venom GT
  • 1977 Holden Torana A9X
  • 2014 Holden HSV GTS
  • 2016 Holden #22 Sharkbite HRT VF Commodore (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2005 Honda NSX-R (Tier 2 Reward Car)
  • 2009 Honda S2000 CR
  • 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
  • 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
  • 2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge
  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type
  • 1961 Jaguar E-type S1
  • 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7
  • 1945 Jeep Willys MB
  • 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • 2015 Koenigsegg One:1 (VIP Reward Car)
  • 2016 Koenigsegg Regera (VIP Car)
  • 2013 KTM X-Bow R
  • 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
  • 2008 Lamborghini Reventón
  • 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
  • 2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 (Tier 9 Reward Car)
  • 2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV (VIP Car)
  • 2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
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  • 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
  • 1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 2010 Lexus LFA
  • 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
  • 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter (Game Reward Car)
  • 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
  • 2011 Lotus Evora S
  • 2012 Lotus Exige S
  • 1961 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
  • 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4
  • 1972 Mazda Cosmo 110S Series II
  • 2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed 3
  • 1993 McLaren F1
  • 2013 McLaren P1 (Tier 8 Reward Car)
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
  • 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé
  • 1965 MINI Cooper S
  • 2013 MINI X-Raid All4 Racing Countryman
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
  • 1993 Nissan 240SX SE
  • 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
  • 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z (Tier 3 Reward Car)
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
  • 2015 Nissan #1 Nismo Motul Autech GT-R (Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
  • 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
  • 2012 Pagani Huayra
  • 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS
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  • 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
  • 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
  • 1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S
  • 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
  • 2004 Saleen S7
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • 2013 Shelby Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Shelby
  • 2013 SRT Viper GTS (Tier 7 Reward Car)
  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI
  • 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 2014 Tesla Model S P85D
  • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
  • 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020 (VIP Car)
  • 2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
  • 1997 Volvo 850 R
What we know so far:

Forza Horizon 3 has already confirmed a total of 350 cars for release day and features the largest open world map in the series history, due to be based in the scenic surroundings of Australia. Featuring sandy beaches, rainforests and urban city environments the new Horizon release from Playground Games should be one of the most visually impressive releases of 2016. As with previous Horizon titles, Forza Horizon 3 sees the return of the Forza Festival with an added new dimension that puts players in control of all elements of the festival, with a mission to win over fans and become the most popular festival in the world. Players will be responsible for selecting locations to expand right the way down to picking music to play at the events, giving gamers the power to tailor every experience in the game to their own personal tastes.

Horizon Blueprint makes its debut in the latest instalment of the series, allowing gamers to create their own bespoke events and share with friends online, or enjoy as part of the massive offline experience. Players can tailor events by such variables as weather, class, location and route alongside other fine details that help create their own unique experience within the Forza Horizon 3 environment.

Judging by the preview images and news already known, Forza Horizon 3 promises to be the largest, most diverse and visually impressive open world adventure released to date from the series.

Forza Horizon 3 is coming to Windows 10 for the first time alongside Xbox One on September 27th via the Windows Store, or Xbox Marketplace while hard copies of the game can be purchased through selected retailers.

RaceDepartment have several sub forums dedicated to the Forza Motorsport series of games. You can find out more information on the latest Forza Horizon title and discuss the game with other fans of the series.

Looking forward to Forza Horizon 3? What cars are you looking forward to trying? PC player? Will the new game tempt you to purchase it for Windows PC? Let us know in the comments section below!
 
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Considering there is some proper race cars in there like the SUPER GT Nissan and the 2016 Ford GT Le Mans car i hope there is a proper track to thrash them round instead of driving in the streets or down some country lanes...
 
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Considering there is some proper race cars in there like the SUPER GT Nissan and the 2016 Ford GT Le Mans car i hope there is a proper track to thrash them round instead of driving in the streets or down some country lanes...
at the very least im sure there will be a lot of sand for the Ford GTE LM car to frolic in . Just make sure to bring the bags.
 

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at the very least im sure there will be a lot of sand for the Ford GTE LM car to frolic in . Just make sure to bring the bags.
Ford/Chip Ganassi Racing Team is never going to live that one down no matter how hard they try. At least the car looks nice. :p

I'm excited for FH3. I played some FH2 on an Xbox One and it was a lot of fun. It has great street racing elements while not being too arcade. A fun racing game to unwind.
 
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350 cars, and all of them are different. I'd say "Take note PD", but they won't listen. :whistling:
 

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Aussie cars making a proper debut finally.
Damn I want that Torana so much
 
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