Microsoft have released a demo of their Turn 10 Studios’ & Playground Games‘ open-world Forza game Forza Horizon on Xbox LIVE. It’s currently Xbox LIVE Gold Members’ exclusive but should be available for everyone else in about a week. If you want to add it to your download queue now you can click here to go to the demo on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. This game is “Better With Kinect” but only for voice commands. Also, if you download and play the demo then buy the full game online you’ll get a specially designed 2013 SRT Viper GTS for free! (In-game, not a real one, lol!)

As well as the trailer you can watch above, Microsoft have released new behind the scenes videos, which you can watch below, and the following press release with even more info about the game including a few more cars they’ve announced which you can see screenshots of at the bottom of this article:

Forza Horizon demo now available on Xbox LIVE
“Forza Horizon – Behind the Scenes Part 3” video now available for download

LONDON, 9th October 2012 Microsoft, Playground Games, and Turn 10 Studios have announced that the demo for “Forza Horizon” is now available for download. Experience the thrill of action racing on the open roads of Colorado in this wide-ranging demo, designed to give players a taste of the white-knuckle action in store when “Forza Horizon” is unleashed to retail on 26th October.

In the demo, players will experience the fictional Colorado of “Forza Horizon”, driving a sampling of cars from Horizon’s stellar line-up across a variety of different event types – from Horizon Festival events taking place on the dusty dirt roads to a climactic street race that find players winding up, around, and over the architectural marvel that is the Finley Dam.

Players who download and play the “Forza Horizon” demo and then purchase and play the full game online will receive a specially designed 2013 SRT Viper GTS, celebrating Forza Horizon’s “gone-gold” status. This rare liveried car will only be available to those who download the demo, then purchase and play the game online. The “Forza Horizon” Xbox LIVE demo requires an Xbox LIVE Gold account.

Watch “Forza Horizon – Behind the Scenes Part 3” Now: The latest edition of the “Forza Horizon – Behind the Scenes” video series is now available for download. This video centres on the concept of “action racing”, where driving with style is just as important as reaching the finish line first. Forza Horizon’s skill system has been designed to reward players for driving with skill and style, wherever they happen to be on the open roads. As players drive, drift, and weave through traffic in the game, they will earn points to increase their popularity as well as credits, which they can use to buy new cars or add upgrades to their existing cars. All of the action-packed racing in “Forza Horizon” is powered by the same critically acclaimed physics that have been the foundation of the “Forza Motorsport” series for years.

Look for Part 4 in the “Forza Horizon – Behind the Scenes” series on Friday 19th October.

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 23rd October. Among the most recently announced cars are:
·         1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
·         1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
·         1969 Dodge Charger RT
·         1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi
·         1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
·         1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
·         2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
·         2009 Lexus IS F
·         2011 Citroën DS3 Racing
·         2011 Subaru WRX STi
·         2010 Chevrolet Corvette GrandSport Convertible
·         2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
·         1957 Ferrari 250 California
·         2005 TVR Sagaris
·         2004 Saleen S7
·         1997 McLaren F1 GT
·         1974 Lancia Stratos HF
·         2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Turn 10 Studios will continue to reveal new “Forza Horizon” cars on a daily basis through the launch of the game, showcasing the hundreds of incredible cars that players will be able to collect, customize, 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.

Launch Activity
Heading towards launch at full throttle, Forza Horizon will come to life through several exciting events, including #EscapeTheGrid, a four day road trip kicking off 23rd September with 10 supercars competing in a series of challenges en route from France to the UK. Music fans in Manchester, London, Newcastle and Birmingham can also win tickets to an exclusive gig at London’s Fabric nightclub, featuring DJ Fresh, Ms. Dynamite and Skepta on 25th October – the eve of the game’s launch. For those who miss out on winning tickets to the Forza Horizon Music Festival, all of the ear-thumping action will be hosted exclusively on Last.fm at http://originals.last.fm and via the Last.fm app on Xbox LIVE immediately following the gig. Finally, car fans can also get behind of wheel of Forza Horizon at Top Gear Live, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 25th– 28th October. To get involved in the action, win prizes and more, visit www.xbox.com/forzahorizon to learn more.

“Forza Horizon” will be available in the UK on 26 October in a Limited Collector’s Edition (£59.99 ERP) and a Standard Edition (£49.99 ERP), both available for pre-order now. The game is rated PEGI 12.

For more information Forza Horizon:
Web site: www.forzamotorsport.net
Twitter: Twitter.com/Turn10Studios #ForzaHorizon

 

 

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Source: The Official Xbox YouTube Channel, Xbox LIVE Marketplace Via: Major Nelson's Blog
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