Microsoft has released available Forza Horizon, the next instalment of the driving simulation series Forza Motorsport. Featuring racing tracks through the scenic desert of Colorado and the sun-baked cliffs of Red Rock-Colorado, Forza Horizon is a racing game published by Microsoft Studios and Turn 10 and developed by Playground Games. Forza Horizon is priced at Rs 2,999. The open world racing game lets the gamer decide their own path through the race track features a collection of cars.

Gamers get to choose from some of the most world’s most famous racing cars of the year and take the car of their dreams for a ride through the realistic road tracks of Colorado. The game also includes three new rides. Gamers can take the wheel of the 2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster. There are less than 20 such models available in the real world. It's performance will make it a must-own for fans in Forza Horizon. Or pick the 2012 Eagle Speedster, a vintage ride with all the technology of today. This bumper-to-bumper beauty features chopped windscreen, classic Jaguar E-type lines and a low-slung cockpit. And finally, there is the BMW M3 a good looking, great and fast performing car.

Drive along the sunny shores

Drive along the sunny shores

From the classic favourites choose the low and sleek, gunmetal grey 2010 SSC Ultimate Aero — an American supercar that will get you from Point A to Point B in a snap. And if it’s only speed that gets the adrenalin flowing, gamers can pick the 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven — an extreme car that is not even street legal in the United States.

Forza Horizon features new action-based driving game play, rewarding gamers for their speed, skill and style behind the wheel. Gamers can drive the world’s most iconic cars to compete in festival events, race for pink slips in white-knuckle street races or just show off their racing skills to increase popularity rank. Gamers can also team up or compete with friends and rivals in a variety of online race types, as well as playground modes.

The racing action is set against a music event – the Horizon Festival – the main hub for the game’s online events. The 'Forza Horizon' soundtrack features three in-game radio stations spotlighting today’s music artists selected specially by Rob da Bank, renowned BBC Radio DJ, 'Bestival' founder and 'Forza Horizon' music supervisor.

Features intense racing

Features intense racing

Gamers, also get the chance to experience a 24-hour dynamic lighting cycle that includes night racing and mixed surface and dirt racing, both firsts for the “Forza Motorsport” franchise on Xbox 360.

Commenting on the new game, Anshu Mor, Category Lead, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft India, said that, “We are very happy to bring to racing car enthusiasts, the latest and most exciting installment of the Forza Motorsport series. The Forza Horizon includes some of the coolest cars in the world such as 2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster and enthralling game play that will see the user progress through the game by driving fast, destroying property, winning races and other driving tricks. There are literally no rules on the open road with Forza Horizon and this game is a car lover’s dream with thrilling racing action along with cutting –edge music and graphics.”

For more details of the game, please visit the game’s Xbox Marketplace page.

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