Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Racer

Forza Horizon 3 – Blizzard Mountain detailed, going live December 13

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Playground has released new details about Forza Horizon 3’s first add-on, Blizzard Mountain Expansion. Scheduled to launch on December 13, the pack will introduce several elements to the series, including blizzards, ice, snow, and high-altitude courses. Players will compete in a 50-plus-event campaign set around Blizzard Mountain to be crowned King of the Mountain. Several of which will involve new race types, including Descent and Hill Climb, while series staples return, such as Blueprints, Bucket Lists, and Rivals. Seven new cars will also be added to the garage: the 2016 Ford Gymkhana 9 Focus RS RX, 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck, 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4, 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B, 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept, 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck, and 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car.

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Forza Horizon 3 – Alpinestars Car Pack launches, expansion teased

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A new set of rides has been added to Forza Horizon 3 with the release of Alpinestars Car Pack. The $6.99 drop adds seven vehicles: the 2017 Acura NSX, 1998 Nissan Silvia K, 1990 Mazda Savannah RX-7, 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT, 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, 2016 BMW M4 GTS, and the 1979 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam. A glimpse at the game’s first expansion, which looks to sport a seasonally appropriate winter theme, was also released and has been posted below the latest pack’s trailer and screens.

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Forza Racing Championship – Season 2 detailed, kicks off in Horizon

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Turn 10 Studios has opened registration for Season 2 of the Forza Racing Championship. Racers can head to the ESL website to sign up for their spot. The upcoming series is sponsored by Michelin, Logitech G, and Playseat, with cash and prizes of over $150,000. The second season also marks the first time that two Forza games will be involved, Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 6. Players can join two different leagues, Elite Series and Recreation Series. The Elite Series will take place over three weeks beginning November 13, and award the top Forza Motorsport 6 racer $10,000 in cash. The Grand Finals will be streamed on the official Forza Twitch and Beam channels on Sunday, December 11. Beginning today, the Recreation Series begins in Forza Horizon 3 and will run for the next seven weeks, with players tackling the special ForzaRC Rivals events. Players can win exclusive cars just for participating, including the 2017 Ford GT Horizon Edition.

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Forza Horizon 3 gets seven new rides with The Smoking Tire Car Pack

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Forza Horizon 3’s first monthly downloadable pack is now on Live, The Smoking Tire Car Pack. The $7 drop includes seven rides ranging from high-end exotics to rugged off-roaders: the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, 2000 Lotus 340R, 2016 Pagani Huayra BC, 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, 2016 GTA Spano, 2016 BMW M2 Coupé, and the 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade. Details for each can be found further down. A patch has also been released for both versions addressing a variety of tweaks, including added steering wheel sensitivity, bug fixes, controller hot swapping, and improved stability.

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Australia calls! Forza Horizon 3 released for PC, Xbox One

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Forza Horizon 3 is bringing open-world racing back to Xbox One today, and introducing the Horizon line to PC. Players take on the role of the boss behind the Horizon Festival, and their job of drawing in crowds by earning fans, adding events, and expanding showcases. Hundreds of vehicles are available to purchase as players take to city streets, scenic forested routes, and off-road paths. Up to four drivers can join together in co-op, tackling the campaign together, while up to 12 can participate in free-roaming or structures online play. As an Xbox Play Anywhere, both versions feature support for cross-save and cross-buy.

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Forza Horizon 3 now available for Ultimate Edition owners

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Owners of Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition can now access the game for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. The included Car Pass is also live, giving owners access to VIP membership and the 10-ride the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack. Microsoft also noted that it’s the first Xbox One S game to feature High Dynamic Range, which is said to add “vibrant light and sunbeams from an authentic Australian sky, precision highlighting on carbon fiber, glistening sand, detailed dirt and vegetation, and more.” Xbox One S owners can check out this post to ensure they have a proper setup.

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Forza Horizon 3 demo goes live for Xbox One

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Launching in a little over two weeks, you could say that Forza Horizon 3 is on the … horizon. (Heyo!) To get players back into their groove, Turn 10 has released a playable demo for Xbox One. The trial features a tour of the features along with a portion of the map, several events, online free-roaming sessions, and a handful of rides. In addition to the Lamborghini Centenario, the demo garage also includes the BMW M4 Coupe, Ford Shelby GT350R, and 2014 HSV Limited Edition GEN-F GTS Maloo. The studio is currently hosting a look at the demo on their Twitch channel.

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Forza Horizon 3 station and full track list revealed, pushing 150 songs

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Turn 10 has detailed the soundtrack for Forza Horizon 3. As with the previous entries, FH3 will feature multiple radio stations that focus on a variety of genres. Eight stations will play almost 150 songs by artists from Epitaph, Hospital, Vagrant, and several other labels. There will also be several new stations playing classical, hip hop, indie rock, punk, and metal. The full station and track list has been posted below. Groove Music Pass functionality will also be supported for PC and Xbox One.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex now on Windows Store with wheel support

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, the first PC entry in the popular series, has left beta and is now available in full on the Windows Store. A new patch has been introduced in the process that adds support for 11 wheels, all from Logitech and Thrustmaster. The full list can be found below. Support for more is on the horizon, including the ClubSport V2 Xbox One Hub and the Fanatec CSR models, with support for the latter scheduled to be introduced later this month. Also, save for the G29, H-pattern shifters are supported for all Logitech wheels. Additional manufacturers will be added to the list in the future.

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Forza Horizon 3 goes goooooold, Halo fans to get bonus Warthog

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Turn 10 Studios has sent word that their open-world racer Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold for PC and Xbox One. Additionally, the studio also released the recommended PC specs, the game’s list of Achievements, and revealed the inclusion of Halo’s Warthog. The M12S Warthog CST will be added at release and sent as a free download to everyone who has played Halo 5 or Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Codes will be sent through Xbox Live Message beginning the week of September 5. Racer fans that aren’t into shooters can still get a code by taking part in this October’s #Forzathon event. The recommended specs and Achievement list can be found below, along with an extra shot of the green beast.

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