Microsoft, Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have released a new edition in the “Forza Horizon – Behind the Scenes” video documentary series. In this latest edition of the video series fans have a chance to explore the open world playground of Colorado, which is the backdrop for all of the high intensity automotive action in Forza Horizon.
New video documentary welcomes racing fans to the open roads of Colorado USA
Forza Horizon’s creators spent months creating the incredible version of Colorado that fans will be able to race, drive, and explore in Forza Horizon. In this video, fans will be able to get an inside look at how the team took the hundreds of hours of video footage and the tens of thousands of photographs gathered during multiple reference trips to Colorado, and translate them into the massive, fun-filled world that makes up Forza Horizon. From the treacherous sun-baked cliffs of Red Rock to the pulsing non-stop party that is the Horizon Festival itself, Forza Horizon’s Colorado is an automotive playground brimming with intense action and surprises around every turn.
Forza Horizon Season Pass Details
The Forza Horizon Season Pass is your action-packed ticket to automatic access to the Forza Horizon Expansion Pack (available Dec. 18, 2012), along with six game car packs, as they’re released through the next year. Each car pack will include six new vehicles and those who purchase the Season Pass will also get access to five exclusive season pass vehicles and the launch day pack.
The Forza Horizon” Season Pass will be available for purchase starting 26th October, on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for only 4,000 Microsoft points (£49.99), representing a 17 percent overall savings as compared to purchasing the content separately.
Forza Horizon Music List Unveiled: Forza Horizon is set against the backdrop of a fictional automotive music festival – the Horizon Festival. This robust music list includes over 65 songs spanning more than 60 artists and was curated and created specifically for the game by Rob da Bank, the famed BBC Radio DJ and creator of the Bestival music festival. Players can tune into three distinct radio stations while playing “Forza Horizon,” each with a different style of music and each with its own authentic DJ giving players Horizon Festival updates.
Station 1 “Horizon Bass Arena” – “A bleeding-edge mix of the latest electronic and dance music, from dubstep to electro to drum & bass. If it’s got bass, you’ll find it here.”
Station 2 “Horizon Pulse” – “An eclectic selection of indie festival favourites, remixed to keep you driving”
Station 3 “Horizon Rocks” – “If it’s got guitars in it, it’s here. Whether these bands are hitting the festival scene for the first time in 2012 or are legends reforming for one last gig, you’ll find a diverse selection of music on this station, all turned up to eleven.
There is a decent mix in the game with artists like Benny Benassi, New Order, Hot Chip, Ladyhawke, Arctic Monkeys, LCD Soundsystem, White Lies and more, although personally I can't see much difference between their rock and indie stations, which is a shame.
More Forza Horizon Cars Announced
This week, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios announced additional cars in its ongoing rollout of cars for Forza Horizon, which will be available starting on 26th of October. Three brand new cars to the Forza universe were included in the rollout, including the 2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe, the 2012 Eagle Speedster, and the 2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster. The most recently announced cars:
• 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe
• 1966 Ford GT40 MkII
• 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
• 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT
• 1981 BMW M1
• 1983 Audi Sport quattro
• 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTi
• 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
• 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP500 QV
• 1991 BMW M3
• 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
• 2002 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
• 2005 Honda NSX-R GT
• 2008 BMW M3
• 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
• 2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
• 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
• 2012 BMW M5
• 2012 Eagle Speedster
• 2012 Hennessey Venom GT
• 2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe
Turn 10 Studios is continuing to reveal new Forza Horizon cars on a daily basis, showcasing the hundreds of incredible cars that players will be able to collect, customise, and drive in the game. By following the official Forza Motorsport Twitter and Facebook feeds, fans will get daily updates on new car announcements, along with daily screenshots from the game and the chance to win Forza Horizon prizes.
Forza Horizon will be available starting on 2th of October either in a Limited Collector’s Edition (£59.99 ERP) and a Standard Edition (£49.99 ERP), both available for pre-order now.
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