Developer : Playground Games
Publisher : Microsoft Studios
Platform : Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Release : 27 Sept 2016
Forza Horizon 3 System Requirements
- OS: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101
- Processor: i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
- Memory: 12 GB RAM
- Graphics:NVIDIA GTX 970, NVIDIA GTX 1060, R9 290X or AMD RX 480
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 55 GB available space
Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios. It is the third Forza Horizon and the ninth instalment in the Forza series. As with previous Horizon games, Turn 10 Studios assisted Playground Games in the game’s development. It is set in a fictional representation of Australia. Additional content has been released in the form of car packs and two world expansions, which also include additional cars.
Forza Horizon 3 is a racing video game set in an open world environment based in a fictional representation of Australia The gameplay world is expansive, twice the size of its predecessor in the series Forza Horizon 2, and includes locales such as Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Yarra Valley and the Outback. Players compete in various events through the world, including various forms races, time trials, drifiting, and Bucketlist Challenges. During Bucketlist Challenges the player is given a specific car and task. For example, the player may need to reach a certain top speed in the Ford GT before time runs out. Players can also find billboards throughout the gameplay world, which when driven over award the player with currency or discounts on vehicle upgrades. Upgrades and vehicles can be purchased through any of the game’s festival sites. Here the player can also choose to expand a site with additional events as they progress. A total of 350 cars are available to players at launch – the most amount of cars to be featured in a Horizon game as of yet.
While previous Horizon games have depicted the player as one of the racers of the Horizon Festival, the player is now the director of the Festival, and their role is to make it the biggest festival in the world. As director, the player can hire or fire other drivers as part of their racing team as well as organise and customise races and Bucket List events around the map using the new Horizon Blueprint feature. The player can customise the character’s style and ethnicity, as well as being able to customise the vehicles with custom paints and designs, upgrades and body kits from more popular manufacturers like Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk. As players progress throughout the game they will receive notifications barn find rumours. When found, the player’s mechanic will restore the barn find for the player to use. Players can also design liveries for vehicles. These liveries can be sold through the game’s transactional system, which also includes an auction system to purchase cars from other players. Forza Horizon 3 makes use of Turn 10 Studios Drivatar technology from previous Xbox One Forza games.The game features a four player co-operative multiplayer campaignand cross-platform play, as it is a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program.