E3 2018: Forza Horizon 4 Brings Change To Seasons
Every year, Microsoft unveils a new Forza game and now, it is time for the Horizon series to welcome Forza Horizon 4.
Alternatively, Microsoft has been releasing yearly Forza games jumping back and forth between the Horizon and the Motorsport series. During the E3 2018 Xbox press conference, or as they like to call it the media briefing, Microsoft unveiled the new chapter, Forza Horizon 4.
If EDC allowed race cars!
Ultimately, the franchise gives players much more of an arcade feel to the racing compared to Motorsport. As for the engagement, it invites racers to various challenges, in-game festivals, a rivalry between friends and other online players, and more.
In Forza Horizon 4, there will be a lot more content and environments to chose from. It was also confirmed during the press conference that players who play together will be more rewards – there will be a lot more seasonal in-game events as well as the usual ones. At the end of the day, the goal is to feel as though you have the freedom to drive where you want, and with who you chose.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…
Forza Horizon games share most of the features, but they each offer something new. For Horizon 4, the highlighted addition would be how season’s change. While showing off a little bit of gameplay, it was showcased how seasons change in the game. Not only do they affect the visuals and the environment, but they also have an important impact on how vehicles behave. For example, during the summer, when the roads are hot and dry, cars would have a lot more grip then in winter while riding on snow.
This edition promises a very diversified experience with Horizon. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing what kind of special challenges will be available during certain seasons.
Forza Horizon 4 is optimized for Xbox One X’s 4K graphics. The game is set for release later this year, on October 2nd. Please note that if you are subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass, you will gain access to the game for free on day one.