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    Sep 27, 2016

This game was released on September 27, 2016 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

Forza Horizon 3 is an open-world racing game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft. This time the Horizon Festival takes you to Australia, where you’ll be able to tear through roads, beaches, rainforests, and the dusty outback while listening to one of the eight radio stations or your own music collection on OneDrive.

The game has an impressive total of 350 Forzavista-enabled cars, and a map twice as large as that of its predecessor. Horizon 3 also offers more customization including widebody kits, vanity licence plates, tire lettering, and even horn sounds. Finally, the fan-favorite Auction House and Storefront features are returning in the upcoming installment.

Forza Horizon 3 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means you can play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 at no additional cost. Cross-platform play is supported in the four-player seamless campaign co-op.

Pre-order bonuses

Pre-ordering Forza Horizon 3 from one of the retailers listed below will instantly add bonus cars tuned to the top of their class to your garage. Do note that the stock models of these cars are available to all players, who can simply purchase them for in-game currency.

  • GameStop: 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB, 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and a scale model of Lamborghini Centenario
  • Microsoft Store: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R and a $10 gift code
  • Amazon: 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
  • Best Buy: 2016 Jaguar F Type Project 7
  • Xbox: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 63 S Coupé

The digital versions also come with two car packs available immediately for use in the previous Forza games: Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Horizon 2 and Meguiar’s Car Pack for Motorsport 6.

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition ($79.99) is digital-only and includes the following:

  • VIP membership – online events, community gifts, extra rewards on level up, and five exclusive cars:
    • 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV
    • 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
    • 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020
    • 2015 Ferrari F12tdf
    • 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351
  • Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack – ten hottest modern race cars:
    • 2016 Ford #66 Racing GT Le Mans
    • 2014 Audi #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports R8 LMS ultra
    • 2014 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R
    • 2014 Dodge #94 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R
    • 2014 Ferrari #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE
    • 2015 Nissan #1 NISMO MOTUL AUTECH GT-R
    • 2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo
    • 2016 Holden #22 Sharkbite HRT VF Commodore
    • 2014 #55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE
    • 2016 Ford #55 Supercheap Falcon FG X

Ultimate Edition

Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition ($99.99) contains the aforementioned VIP membership and Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack, as well as four day early access and a Car Pass. The latter gets you six monthly car packs with 7 cars each, for a total of 42 additional Forza Horizon 3 cars starting with October 2016. The retail disc comes in a Steelbook case.

Forza Horizon 3 is set to release fon September 27, 2016, although those who pre-order the Ultimate Edition will be able to start playing on September 23.

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