Get excited Forza Horizon fans, Forza Horizon 4 is almost upon us! To wet your appetite I have some exciting news from Microsoft!
“Forza fans, we’re one huge step closer to the launch of Forza Horizon 4. Today, we’re announcing that the game has officially gone gold and is off for pressings of retail discs and final setup for digital release. As Playground Games readies the game for launch – early access begins on September 28 for Ultimate Edition owners, and global launch beginning on October 2 – we’re celebrating the best way we know how: with brand new information on the game and the release of the Forza Horizon 4 demo worldwide! We start with the details of the Forza Horizon 4 Day One Car Pack, featuring one of the most legendary universes in cinematic history.
Best of Bond Car Pack
We are thrilled to announce the Best of Bond Car Pack as the Day One Car Pack for Forza Horizon 4. The pack is included as part of the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition and will be playable with early access to the game, beginning on September 28. Players will also be able to purchase the Best of Bond Car Pack separately at the global launch of the game on October 2.
The Best of Bond Car Pack features 10 cars from the James Bond films, including Goldfinger (1964) and The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and more. The car list features modern classics like the BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough as well as a bevy of classic Aston Martin models, including the most-featured car in Bond film history – the Aston Martin DB5.
Here’s the full line-up of James Bond Edition cars inspired by the films in the Best of Bond Car Pack:
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 inspired by Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Skyfall (2012)and Spectre (2015)
- 1969 Aston Martin DBS from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- 1974 AMC Hornet X Hatchback from The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
- 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- 1981 Citroën 2CV6 from For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- 1986 Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights (1987)
- 1999 BMW Z8 from The World is Not Enough (1999)
- 2008 Aston Martin DBS from Quantum of Solace (2008)
- 2010 Jaguar C-X75 from Spectre (2015)
- 2015 Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre (2015)
Several of the cars in the pack will feature film-inspired gadgets that players will be able to view while in Forzavista mode. For example, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will feature numerous gadgets such as revolving number plate and extendable bumper rams. In addition, the Lotus Esprit S1 will feature a special body kit option inspired by the “Wet Nellie” submarine vehicle from TheSpy Who Loved Me (1977).
In addition to the cars, players who own the James Bond Car Pack in Forza Horizon 4 will also receive some in-game Bond goodies, including two Bond outfits as well as six exclusive “Quick Chat” phrases for use in multiplayer.
Forza Horizon 4 Demo – Available Today!
If you can’t wait until the launch of Forza Horizon 4, we’ve got just the thing: the official Forza Horizon 4 demo,which launches worldwide today for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Take a tour of beautiful, historic Britain in the demo, which will give fans a healthy heaping of open-world gameplay to enjoy. Seasons change everything in Forza Horizon 4 and demo players will experience each of the four unique seasons in the demo. From the ice and snow of winter time to the blazing summer heat, each season has its own charms and challenges.
With Forza Horizon 4 launching with more than 450 cars, it’s no surprise that the demo will feature a heavy-hitting line-up of vehicles just begging to be driven, drifted, pushed and punished around the roads and trails of Britain.
It’s almost time to live the Horizon Life. Get the ForzaHorizon 4 demo on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC today for your first taste of the automotive glory to come when the full version of the game launches beginning on September 28.
Forza Horizon 4 on Mixer and Earning Influence
Starting with the launch of the Forza Horizon 4 demo today, players will begin to accrue “Influence” in Forza Horizon 4 when watching the demo being streamed. Influence represents a player’s progression in Forza Horizon 4 and is the core of the game’s “Horizon Life” campaign. No matter how you like to play the game, you’ll be earning Influence as you go – exploring racing, performing stunts, taking photographs, creating (liveries, tunes and Blueprints), and streaming (or viewing) on Mixer.
Once you have earned Influence for viewing a ForzaHorizon 4 Mixer stream, you can claim it in the game using the same Xbox Gamertag you used to watch or stream on Mixer. (Note that players must unlock the “Mixer” thread in the Horizon Life campaign to take advantage of Mixer-earned Influence.) Players who stream Forza Horizon 4 on Mixer will earn Influence every two minutes, with a bonus applied for larger audiences.
Remember, you can start earning Influence today by watching the Forza Horizon 4 demo and that earned Influence will unlock when they play the full version of Forza Horizon 4. For more information on how to earn influence through Mixer, check out the blog post here.
Forza Horizon 4 Demo Sweepstakes
Alongside the launch of the Forza Horizon 4 demo today, we’re also happy to announce the start of the Forza Horizon 4 Demo Sweepstakes for both US and Canadian residents. Two lucky Grand Prize winners and their plus ones will receive the Ultimate McLaren Driving Experience, which includes an all-expenses paid trip and participation in Pure McLaren. During the Experience, winners will get to feel the excitement of driving a McLaren on a race circuit after learning from professionally trained drivers. The winners will also receive an Xbox One X, a copy of Forza Horizon 4, and an Elite Controller.”
Hope all that news has got you wanting to turn on your Xbox and start downloading! I know I will be!
Craig Cirillo is an avid gamer and has been gaming for many years, from back in the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 days until now with his Xbox One S and PS4 Pro. Craig had ownership stakes in 2 previous websites, Gaming Obsession Australia and All Age Gaming. He enjoys all types of games with his particular favorites being the Gears of War series and the Street Fighter series.