Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Playground Games

Forza Horizon 2 launching with free DLC car pack, VIP perks revealed

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Free Car DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

A free car pack will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 2. The Launch Bonus Car Pack will feature eight cars, listed below, three of which will be making their series debut: the 1993 Clio Williams, 2003 Ford Focus RS, and 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. For the more dedicated fans out there, the Forza Horizon 2 VIP program was also detailed. The $19.99 club ($9.99 for Forza 5 VIP members) allows access to the five-cart VIP Car Pack, four of which are new to the franchise, exclusive multiplayer events, and discounts. Additional details can be found below.

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Turn 10 launches Forza Rewards program for free cars, in-game cash

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Rewards Program Announcement - Screenshot 1

Turn 10 has announced a set of rewards for fans of Forza, including free cars for Forza Horizon 2, through the new Forza Rewards program. Gamers have the chance to unlock up to five non-DLC rides, listed below, before they boot up the game by completing certain challenges in Forza 2 through 5, with the examples given being the number of cars owned and miles driven in Forza 5. Rewards, which also includes other cars and in-game credits, are based on a tier system, and any earned items are awarded at the beginning of the month based on which of the five tiers the player reached during the preceding month. Horizon 2 players will receive a gift car (or cars) through the program, with the reward based on the tier reached by launch.

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The final rides of Forza Horizon 2’s 210-car roster revealed

Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One) Final Car Reveal - Art

The remaining rides of Forza Horizon 2’s launch roster have been revealed. The full list can be found here, and the latest additions below, which include the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, 1987 Ferrari F40, 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven, and 2004 Maserati MC12. Gamers looking forward to the Horizon series’ next-gen debut will be able to take a few laps early when the demo launches next week, September 16, on Live.

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Xbox One to get Forza Horizon 2 demo on September 16

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Xbox One Demo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Forza fans will get their chance to try the upcoming Forza Horizon 2 in a few weeks. Microsoft has announced that a demo for the open-word racer will launch on Live for Xbox One on September 16. The Playground Games-developed entry has been making the rounds recently, at E3, Gamescom, and soon at PAX, but this will be the first time gamers will get the chance to whip around southern Europe in the comfort of their homes. The full Achievement list has also been released, and can be found here.

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Forza to get pack April Top Gear Car Pack next week

Forza Horizon (360) Top Gear DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

The April Top Gear Car Pack will be launching on Live on April 2. The six-car pack, detailed below, features rides selected by Top Gear Magazine and Turn 10 Studios, as well as two debuts: the 2012 Bowler EXR S and the 2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato. A free car is also being included, the 2002 BMW M3-GTR.

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Xbox 360 News

Forza Horizon – Jalopnik Car Pack detailed, launching next week

Forza Horizon (360) Jalopnik Car Pack Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Forza players will be able to add six cars to their library on February 5 when the Jalopnik Car Pack launches for Forza Horizon. The rides, detailed below, include the 1970 Nissan Datsun 510, 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 2013 Subaru BRZ, 1991 Ferrari 512 TR, 1973 Mazda RX-3, and 1966 Ford Country Squire. Season Pass holders will receive a bonus seventh car, the 2010 Devon GTX.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Forza Horizon

(Xbox 360 Review) Forza Horizon

“It may not be Forza 5, but it is a solid addition to the series.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Forza Horizon speeds onto store shelves for 360

Forza Horizon (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Forza series returns today with the release of Forza Horizon. The 360-exclusive racer is based around the Horizon Festival in Colorado, with events taking place throughout cities and on winding country roads. Gamers who pick up and play the game within the first week will also unlock a gift car, the 2010 Saleen S5S Raptor. And for those who want another extra car, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS is unlocked for those who download the demo and play it before launching the full version.

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Forza Horizon Season Pass, Rally Expansion Pack detailed

Forza Horizon (360) Rally DLC Announcement - Header

With Forza Horizon launching next week, Turn 10 Studios has announced the game’s first downloadable content drop, the Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack. The expansion will add off-road rally racing with new surface types, co-driver calls, and rally-tuned cars. In addition, full details of the Season Pass, which includes the Rally Expansion and all subsequent DLC packs, have been released and included below.

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Forza Horizon demo brings Colorado’s scenic roadways to Live

Forza Horizon (360) Trailer Reveal Announcement - Screenshot 2

Turn 10 Studios has launched a new demo for their upcoming racer Forza Horizon. The demo includes a handful of cars as well as several event types, such as a street race over the Finley Dam and a Horizon Festival event over the upper hills. Players who download the demo will also unlock the exclusive 2013 SRT Viper GTS for play in the full version when it launches on October 23.

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