Forza Horizon 3 launches globally for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on Sept. 27 (Sept. 29 in Japan) and those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition will drive early on Sept. 23. However, you won’t need to wait long to begin your Australian adventure, because the free Forza Horizon 3 demo launches today on Xbox One!
In Forza Horizon 3, you’re the boss of the Horizon Festival – the biggest and best cars and music festival in the world. Your goal is to expand the festival to new locations throughout Australia and you’ll get your first taste of what that experience is like in the demo. Along the way, you’ll be able to explore a portion of Forza Horizon 3’s map, while taking a guided tour through some of the best features that the game has to offer.
Your tour Down Under begins in classic Horizon fashion – with beautiful scenery, great driving roads, and awesome vehicles. From the moment the action begins, you are unmistakably in Australia, with all of its awe-inspiring beauty and tremendous environmental diversity. You’ll blast along ocean-side roads, and race on the beach alongside the famed Twelve Apostles landmarks. You’ll grab ludicrous air off of danger sign jumps buried deep in the Australian rainforests, and have a chance to get sideways through Drift Zones in Byron Bay. Once you’ve finished all the events in the demo, you’ll be able to hop online and join your fellow Forza friends in an online free-roam session to explore the demo’s map together.
The drivable vehicles in the Forza Horizon 3 demo are a “who’s who” of automotive hotness. Of course, you’ll be spending time in one of the game’s cover cars, the Lamborghini Centenario. Along the way you’ll also get to drive more than one dune buggy, a rough-and-ready trophy truck and your choice from cars such as the BMW M4 Coupe, the Ford Shelby GT350R, as well as that Australian legend in the making, the 2014 HSV Limited Edition GEN-F GTS Maloo. And remember: this is just a small sample of the more than 350 cars that will be available for you to collect, customize, and race in the full version of the game.
Your time as the boss of the Horizon Festival is almost here. Grab the Forza Horizon 3 demo today, get to know a bit of your new Australian home, and be ready to the host the automotive party of the year when Forza Horizon 3 launches on September 27.