Forza Horizon 3 Continues to Look Incredible in New Footage

The Australia-set racing game comes out on September 27 for Xbox One and PC.

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Microsoft has released some new footage for the upcoming Xbox One and PC racing game Forza Horizon 3 and it looks very impressive. The video, shot at Gamescom this week, comes from the Xbox UK YouTube channel and shows off some new sequences and races from the Australia-set racer.

Creative director Ralph Fulton from developer Playground Games discusses the game at length with Xbox UK's Graeme Boyd. Among other things, Fulton talks about how Playground sent a team to the Australian outback to capture sky footage. The result is that the sky you see in the game is real Australian sky, accurately synced up with the time of day. The way clouds look is particularly great when playing on the HDR-supported Xbox One S, according to Fulton.

Playground spent multiple months in the outback (not all at once, however) capturing the footage, Fulton said. You might have heard that the Australian outback is filled with deadly creatures, including spiders. Fulton said the cameras used to capture the footage had many nooks and crannies that spiders liked to crawl into, so someone had to clean out the eight-legged creatures every day. Yikes.

Microsoft officially announced Forza Horizon 3 during its E3 briefing in June. The game launches for Xbox One and PC on September 27. It's included in Microsoft's Play Anywhere program that lets you buy certain games digitally on Xbox One and play them for free on PC or vice versa.

Forza Horizon 3 features more than 350 cars, which is the most in the history of the Horizon series. You can see all of the cars that have been announced so far here.

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i want this game.

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@kumar_eats_pie: Footage is probably 4k running on high end pc though. They can actually do that and get away with it now it's on both Xbox and PC for all first party releases.

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@deviltaz35: so basically they showing the Pc version.. Its not shady marketing from there's a Pc and console version..

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Buy

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Wow, I wish we had drive club!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

XO still the console king of Racing and my Fanatec Clubsport V2 base also works with the PC version of Horizon 3. PLAY ANYWHERE on the best FFB wheel available for console.

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@simplytheebest: What compels you to act like a fanboy? Are you insecure? Just curious.

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@bluefox755: What compels you to be religious? Insecure? Just curious/

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This game looks so epic, I can't wait.

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That moment when you wish you bought an Xbox instead of a PlayStation. Darn it. I miss Forza so much.

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@jayskoon93: Or get a PC in addition to PS4 and get the best of both worlds (console and PC).

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@bluefox755: I suppose I could do that. I forgot they're all coming out on PC now. Hmmm... Good idea! Thanks bluefox755!

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Didn't think they could top FH2, but everything I've seen looks like they have. The Forza Blueprint race creator and sharing options, more cars and customization for them, the setting is more varied in terrains, auction house is back, 4 player co-op, drone video mode. First game I'll ever buy a special edition instead of the regular $60 version.

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Oh lord....FAP FAP FAP!!HHHNNNNNGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!

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Really looking forward to this game. Haven't played a proper race game since I got my G920.

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THAT.LOOKS.AWESOME!!!

I am not sure if i will buy it as its too arcadey for my taste but it looks amazing

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@sladakrobot: I think Motrostorm tops all of the racing games. Rain, mud, unmatched psychics, wrecks, jumps, landscapes, fire, and so on. My favorite racing series. That and Froza 3 and 4 only. The others...nah.

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@sladakrobot: Same here, i dont apreciate the arcadey driving so much, thats why i havent played deep FH series, i prefered the motorsport instead.

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@computernoises: Why not? they had a Jeep air lifted.

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@computernoises: lol what is up with these video game websites and their video players (ign, gamespot, etc)

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