Forza Horizon 4

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Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 cover.jpg
Cover art depicting the game's seasonal change and featuring the McLaren Senna (foreground) and Land Rover Defender 90 (background)
Developer(s) Playground Games
Publisher(s) Microsoft Studios
Series Forza
Release 2 October 2018[a]
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Forza Horizon 4 is an upcoming open world racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios.[1] It will be released on 2 October 2018 on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows after being announced at Xbox's E3 2018 conference.[2][3] The game will be set in a fictionalised representation of the United Kingdom.[1][2][3] It is the fourth Forza Horizon title and eleventh instalment in the Forza series.


Forza Horizon 4 features over 450 licensed cars. It includes a route creator which enables players to create their own races.[4] The game takes place in a synchronised shared world, compared to the AI-driven Drivatars from its predecessors, with each server supporting up to 72 players.[5] The game is also playable in offline mode.[5]

Players have the opportunity to buy properties from across the map, which unlock new items and gameplay perks.[6] The game features a dynamic weather system that also depicts the change of seasons. The game world changes depending on the season: for example, lakes will freeze over in winter and allow players the ability to explore regions of the game world that would be inaccessible during other seasons.[2][3][4] The seasons are fixed across the game's servers, meaning that all players will experience the same conditions at the same time.[6]

Playground Games have also announced plans for two expansion packs for the game.[6]

Due to licensing issues, no cars from Mitsubishi, Toyota (with the exception of some racing/offroad trucks) or Lexus will be featured in the game.[7]


  1. ^ The Ultimate Edition for the game will be released on 28 September 2018, while the standard and deluxe editions will be released on 2 October.


  1. ^ a b Welsh, Oli (10 June 2018). "Forza Horizon 4 is set in the UK, fully online, and out in October". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Dale, Laura Kate (10 June 2018). "Forza Horizon 4 is Officially Revealed, and it's Set in Britain". Kotaku. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c Plante, Chris (10 June 2018). "Forza Horizon 4 trailer reveals Britain setting, dynamic seasons, release date". Polygon. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Dornbush, Jonathon (10 June 2018). "E3 2018: Forza Horizon 4 announced". IGN News. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Reilly, Luke (10 June 2018). "Forza Horizon 4: every season is racing season - IGN FIRST". IGN News. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c "Forza Motorsport - Forza Horizon 4 E3 Announce". Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "Forza Horizon 4 Car List". 

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