Forzacentral at the Core of Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon

Here is Episode 5 of the Behind the Scenes series.

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios today released the latest edition of the “Forza Horizon –Behind the Scenes” video documentary series. Outlining the extensive post-launch support available in “Forza Horizon," the video gives Forza fans an inside look at how the developers behind the game continue to build engagement and content for “Forza” fans on the open roads of Colorado.

This episode of “Forza Horizon – Behind the Scenes” gives viewers a look at the extensive community support that is a central component of the “Forza Horizon” experience. With constantly updated online multiplayer challenges and monthly DLC packs, there is always new content to try and new events to explore. In addition, with the upcoming release of the “Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack”—coming to Xbox LIVE on 18 th December — players will have the chance to experience the thrill of driving rally cars on courses designed for maximum off-road impact.

With a robust set of user-generated content tools and so many avenues for fans to express their love of cars, “Forza Horizon” is truly a new form of expression for car lovers of every stripe. Download “Forza Horizon – Behind the Scenes Part 5” to get the full story on everything happening in the months ahead.

Rule the Open Road With the “Forza Horizon” Season Pass: The “Forza Horizon” Season Pass is your all-access pass to six monthly game add-on packs as they’re released through the next year, as well as the “Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack,” coming to Xbox LIVE on 18 th December. Players can purchase the Season Pass on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and at participating retailers for 4,000 Microsoft Points. Season Pass owners will also receive five exclusive cars, with one car being released each month until March.
The November Bondurant Car Pack for Forza Horizon is available now.

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The November Bondurant Car Pack for Forza Horizon has been revealed. Coming November 6th, 2012, featuring 6 new cars of which one will be free.
The Pack is part of the Forza Horizon Season Pass but for thse without the pass the whole pack will cost 400 Microsoft Points(individual cars 240 MSP). The Jeep Wraangler Rubicon is the free car and as always with a new pack there will be also new Rivals Mode events at Race Central.

The stars of the "November Bondurant Car Pack":

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (FREE Car)

2010 BMW M3 GTS

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante

1994 Nissan 240SX SE

2012 Shelby 1000

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
“Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience Available Now

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Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios today announced the release of the official “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience, a free download for Windows 8 PCs that allows players to extend their racing fun in this year’s biggest racing game, “Forza Horizon.”

The “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience works as an interactive map of Colorado--the vast open-world environment where fans will drive, explore, and race against other players. Via the “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience, “Forza Horizon” players can instantly access the entire map of Colorado. Using familiar navigation gestures like pinch to zoom, players can explore the interactive map and set waypoints simply by tapping the desired location on the screen. Once a destination is chosen, that waypoint is automatically set in the game and new route directions are presented to the player.

The interactive SmartGlass Experience for “Forza Horizon” lets players explore the open roads of Colorado with ease. In addition, as with the in-game map, the “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience includes locations of special items such as smashable upgrade discount signs, new race events, and more. Through a robust set of filters, players will be able to quickly find exactly the event or item they are looking for with just a few swipes of their fingers.

With no need to pause the game in order to access the in-game map, the “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience offers new players a chance to familiarise themselves with the open world of Colorado, and offers experienced drivers an edge over the competition.

The “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience is available now for Windows 8 PCs, with support for additional platforms coming soon.

For those who missed out on winning tickets to the Forza Horizon Music Festival, featuring performances by DJ Fresh, Ms. Dynamite and Skepta, all of the...
Wlcome back to the fourth episode of the Forza Horizon - Behind the Scenes video series. This time its all about culture as we take a look at the Horizon festival, the music as well as what we can expect online from the game. As a bonus below is the TV-ad for Forza Horizon, in case you have not seen it yet.

TV Commercial
Today Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios announced some of the DLC contents the Season Pass will contain incl. the Launch Day Car Pack and the Forza Horizon Rally Expansion coming this December.

The “Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack” is coming on December 18 to Xbox LIVE and will be available for 1,600 MS Points (or included as part of the Forza Horizon Season Pass).
Delivering an immersive and authentic rally racing experience on the roughest untamed roads of Colorado, the “Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack” will offer Horizon players an outstanding off-road racing experience with deeper ruts, higher jumps, and new surface types to explore. Players will experience authentic rally action behind the wheel of rally-tuned cars, complete with co-driver calls, and much more.

Look for further details on the “Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack” in the coming weeks, leading up to the release of the pack on December 18.

Forza Horizon Season Pass Details:
We’ve got the full details on the Forza Horizon Season Pass below, including newly announced content that makes the Season Pass an even better value to Forza Horizon fans.

Here’s the complete rundown of content available to Forza Horizon Season Pass owners:

Month One Car Pack
The Month One Car Pack for Forza Horizon will be available starting on October 23 and will include six cars for use in Forza Horizon:

2012 Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione -- It’s notable that Ferrari considers itself a racing team first and automaker second. Leaving no gaps in the realm of elite performance, the XX line was created to bridge between Formula One and production cars. The Evoluzione has only 30 more horsepower than the previous 599XX but is a full second faster on Ferrari’s exclusive Fiorano test track.

2012 Gumpert Apollo Enraged -- One of the biggest and best-kept secrets of the 2012 Geneva...
Welcome back to the next episode of the behind the scenes series. In this one the guys from Playground Games and Turn 10 explain to us the meaning of "Action Racing".

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Forza Horizon Revs its Engine and Speeds Towards an Action-packed Launch on 26 October

LONDON – 04 October, 2012 As Forza Horizon races towards the chequered flag, Microsoft, Playground Games and Turn 10 have announced a stunning line-up of launch activities for car and music fans before the game hits stores on 26 th October 2012 exclusively on Xbox 360.


The action begins with #EscapeTheGrid, a full throttled four day road trip starting on 23 rd October, with 10 supercars competing in a series of challenges en route France to the UK. The convoy will begin their journey at the Paris Forza Horizon Gymkhana competition, and end at Top Gear Live in Birmingham on 26 th October, where the winning car will be announced and six of the vehicles will be put on display in the supercar gallery.

Furthermore, there will be daily competitions on and @XboxUK to win prizes, and fans can submit questions to the Playground Games development team, as well as interact with and follow the cars by using #EscapeTheGrid hashtag on Twitter. You can also vote for your favourite car on the XboxUK Facebook page. To learn more, visit starting 8 th October.

Forza Horizon Festival

Bringing the game’s setting to life, the Forza Horizon Festival takes car lovers and music fans on the ultimate virtual road trip. At various locations around the UK (Manchester, London, Newcastle and Birmingham), branded billboards with QR codes will give fans the opportunity to be in with the chance of winning free music downloads and tickets to the Forza Horizon Festival – an exclusive gig at London’s Fabric nightclub, featuring DJ Fresh, Ms. Dynamite and Skepta on 25 th October – the eve of the game’s launch.

For those who miss out on...
October 9th is the day the Forza Horizon demo launches on Xbox Live and to celebrate this here is the launch trailer.