Forza Horizon 3 Demo Listed for Release Soon

You may be able to try out the racing game this coming Sunday, if a product page is to be believed.

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A demo for upcoming Xbox One and PC racing game Forza Horizon 3 could debut very soon. As spotted by members of NeoGAF, Microsoft's own website has a product page for a Forza Horizon 3 demo for Xbox One, with a release date of this coming Sunday, September 11.

According to the page, the demo will go live that day at 8 PM, though it's unclear what time zone this is referring to. The page also shows a file size of 18.34 GB for the demo.

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There is no word, however, on what may be included in the demo or if it will come to PC. GameSpot has contacted Microsoft in an attempt to get more details. We'll update this post with anything we hear back.

Microsoft offered a demo for Forza Horizon 2.

Forza Horizon 3, which continues to look excellent in pre-release videos, comes to Xbox One and PC on September 27 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. This means you can buy the game digitally on Xbox One and get the PC edition free or vice versa. The Xbox One version supports high dynamic range on Xbox One S, while the PC edition can reach resolutions up to 4K with a capable rig.

In other news about Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft has confirmed that Halo's iconic Warthog truck will be featured in the game.

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Anyone clicking here should know : if you're a racing fan, the X1 is worth owning for FH3. The demo is quite generous and the game is spectacular.

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I'm not really into driving games. Honestly I prefer GTA for that.

However. Now there is a however.

Forza Horizon 2 was by far the best and most fun driving game I've ever played. The graphics are beautiful and the fun of driving around Mediterranean Europe, destroying fences and shrubbery with a big Lamborghini never gets old. Plus the multiplayer elements of the game are quite fun.

I can't wait for the demo to come out. The only thing: Should I get it for Xbox One or PC?

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@Gencic: If you buy it digitally you get it on both PC and Xbox One.

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@monte379: What about if I buy a physical Xbox One disc and want to play on my PC?

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@monte379: Is this for real? You're not pulling my leg? If this is the case I will definitely buy it!

Explanation for my reaction. I bring the Xbox with me if I'm going somewhere for a few days for work. The PC alays stays at home.

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@Gencic: Yep the digital version of any microsoft game going forward, including horizon 3, is play anywhere which means buy once(digitally) and you can play on xb1 and on windows 10, no you do not need to have gold to play multiplayer on pc.

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@Gencic: Same here! Not a driving/racing gamer but seeing FH3 on E3 made me want to try it. Now, I'm currently playing Forza Horizon that I got from GWG. :D

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@rboy1989: FH 2 is more of the same but you can go off road, which I haven't been able to do on FH1, oh and a refined graphics engine. Worth playing in my opinion. FH3 is a step up and had me smiling ear to ear the whole length of the demo. The only thing I fault the FH games is forcing you to drive to event locations. Driving is fun and the environments are spectacular, but, I would actually play it more if I could simply fast travel to race locations and then free roam after a few races.

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Normally I'm all for demo's, but I'm sure it will showcase some crazy supercar...

I'm sure that's what most people like, but all I ever want to drive in these games is a 90s Honda or something.

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@skyhighgam3r: It will probably be those two recent races they showed off.

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It's 8PM ET, the Xbox Store updates at 5PM PT every night with the next days content, so the "official" release date that will be advertised is actually the 12th.

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Kinda milking this franchise now O_O

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@gamingdevil800: how? It's been a few years since the last Horizon game and this is only the 3rd entry.

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@gamingdevil800: How?

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@rasterror: Yearly releases

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@gamingdevil800: It's been 2 years since the last Horizon game dude.

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@gamingdevil800: The games serve different racing communities, are a blast to play, and extremely polished. They don't feel milked.

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@gamingdevil800: Forza and Horizon are two completely different games. One is for simulation and competition the other is an open world arcade racer. It's the difference between NBA 2K and NBA Jam.

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Nice. I'm going to be getting this game anyway so I may or may not be trying this demo.

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Horizon used to be one of, if not the only, exclusive I wanted on my PS but this one is coming to PC so I am sorted :)

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@kyelo: Horizon is an XBOX exclusive lol, so I don't know what you are thinking of from Playstation.

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@kyelo: Horizon was never on PS, so I don't think you have a reason to be sorted anymore. :)

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@93ChevyNut: They said it was one of the Xbox exclusives they missed out on by having a Playstation. Now that it's on PC they can play it.

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I am looking forward to playing.

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