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Forza Horizon 4: new open-world racer is set in the UK

Published: 11 June 2018

 Next Forza Horizon game
 Set in UK
 Coming October 2

Microsoft has revealed Forza Horizon 4 at the E3 games conference in Los Angeles, and it’s going to be set in the UK after all. Just like previous games in the franchise, the fourth Horizon instalment is an open-world game, which means you don’t have to race at all if you don’t want to. Instead, you’ll be able to blast around the English countryside in some of the world’s most exotic cars – for no real reason.

But apart from the open-world setup, British roads and a garage with over 450 exotic cars, what else can we expect from Forza Horizon 4? Here’s everything we know right now.

Forza Horizon 4: everything we know

Alongside dynamic weather, which we’ve seen in previous games, Microsoft has announced Forza Horizon 4 will also feature dynamic seasons. The result? The look of Forza Horizon 4’s game world should change dramatically during the course of gameplay, and Microsoft says the characteristics and grip levels of the roads will change, too. Expect everything between greasy, leaf-lined autumnal roads and sunny, grippy summer ones.

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Apart from that Microsoft hasn’t revealed a great deal about the content of Forza Horizon 4 – but we do know it’ll look good, especially on the all-powerful Xbox One X. Microsoft says the new Horizon game will have a 60fps mode that makes use Xbox One X’s extra processing-horsepower, and that means visuals will look much ‘smoother’ on the 4k-capable console. 

Forza Horizon 4: release date


The new game will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC on October 2 this year. We’ll update this article when we know more about Forza Horizon 4, and you can watch the trailer for it below.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast