E3 2018: Forza Horizon 4 Release Date and Gameplay at Microsoft Conference

Angelica Greene
June 12, 2018

A shared world setup means players can automatically inhabit each other's worlds Test Drive Unlimited-style, with a new quick chat functonality meaning players can also communicate with each other more efficiently.

Microsoft's GamePass allows players to pay $9.99 per month to play more than 100 games. The service normally costs $11.99 per month, making this six-month subscription a great deal for Xbox owners looking to play some new games without actually having to buy them.

The new products, announced Sunday at the company's E3 briefing in Los Angeles, includes Halo Infinite, a sixth version of its popular shooting title; Fallout 76, a prequel of the series made by Bethesda Softworks; and Forza Horizon 4, a racing title from United Kingdom -based Playground Games.

Not that the vehicles are the only stunningly rendered component in Horizon 4: the British scenery is arguably even better, with country roads, villages, cities, coastal regions and mountains all present and in a way that makes you wish real life was quite so pristine. Microsoft then emphasized that point by pouring autumn leaves from the ceiling onto the crowd of thousands in the theater.

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As Polygon reports, away from games Microsoft made two significant announcements.

Forza Horizon 4 will release exclusively on Xbox One and PC on October 2 and will be included on Xbox Game Pass.

"The goal was, hey, we want to give everyone the choice", Xbox marketing chief Mike Nichols said Sunday.

It brings Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games into Microsoft Studios.

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