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Forza Horizon trailer paves the way for March 5 Meguiar's Car Pack release

A trailer released today for Forza Horizon, Playground Games' open-world racing game, offers a look at seven new cars, six of which will be available March 5 in the Meguiar's Car Pack DLC. Check out the trailer above to see in-game footage of the six vehicles from Meguiar's Car Pack and a seventh bonus car as they race through, around and above the scenic Colorado countryside at sunset. Cars available this month include the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant, 2013 BMW M135i, 2012 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG, 2003 Ferrari Challenge Stradale, 2004 Peugeot 206 RC, 1998 Nissan R390 (this month's free download) and the 2010 Joss JT1 (a bonus for Season Pass holders). Forza Horizon's Meguiar's Car Pack will be available next Tuesday for 400 Microsoft Points ($5) though Xbox Live and free to Season Pass...

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January Recaro Car Pack debuts in Forza Horizon Jan. 1

Forza Horizon's next set of downloadable cars, the January Recaro Car Pack, will start off 2013 with a unique variety of vehicles when it launches Jan. 1 for 400 Microsoft Points ($5), Microsoft and co-developer Turn 10 Studios announced yesterday. Three cars from the past year lead the pack: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV, Lotus Exige S and Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition. The next newest Recaro car is the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR, a 617-horsepower beast. Going further back in time, we have the 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R, which required a valid racing license to own. And rounding out the DLC pack is a rarity in a high-speed racing game: a van, the 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500. Just don't bring it near a schoolyard. The Recaro Car Pack will be available free to owners of the Forza Horizon...

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Forza Horizon trailer rallies excitement for the upcoming Rally Expansion Pack

A Forza Horizon trailer released today showcases the rally cars from the game's upcoming expansion. Check out the trailer above to see cars compete in the Horizon Rally Championships, which take place beyond the Colorado roads. The Rally Expansion Pack will cost 1600 Microsoft Points ($20) and is due out next Tuesday, Dec. 18. It includes seven rallies, over 20 courses and, of course, new cars.

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Forza Horizon developers discuss fusion of 'action racing' and Forza Motorsport physics

In Forza Horizon's latest behind-the-scenes video, its developers at Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios talk about how they brought the realistic car physics of the Forza Motorsport franchise into an open-world game. Forza games always focus on the cars themselves, and the developers of Forza Horizon went to the usual lengths to incorporate real-world data into the game in order to make each car drive like its real-life counterpart. The allure of Forza Horizon is that players will be able to enjoy that authenticity in an open-world setting that rewards thrilling driving maneuvers such as burnouts, drifts and jumps. Forza Horizon launches exclusively on Xbox 360 on Oct. 23. A demo is now available on Xbox Live; playing the demo and buying the full game by Oct. 31 will unlock an...

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Forza Horizon demo coming Oct. 9, launch trailer takes a tour of Colorado

A Forza Horizon demo will be available on October 9th, and co-developers Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios released a new trailer today in advance of the demo and the upcoming launch of the game itself. The launch trailer zooms through Playground's customized, open-world version of Colorado, and the fictional Horizon Festival at the heart of the game. Interested parties will be able to give it a go themselves in the Forza Horizon demo. Playground and Turn 10 have gone to great lengths to reassure fans that Horizon maintains the Forza Motorsport franchise's "celebration of car culture," and to explain that while Playground is a British studio making an American game, the developers did their research on location in Colorado. Forza Horizon launches exclusively on Xbox 360 for $59.99...

Forza Horizon Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 10/23/2012
    • Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
    • Developer Playground Games
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