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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.

Here is the complete list of music tracks you will hear on the three radio stations within the game.

Horizon Bass Arena
Levels (Skrillex Mix) -- Avicii
Reckless (With Your Love) -- Azari & III
Cinema (Skrillex Remix) -- Benny Benassi
Blind Faith (feat. Liam Bailey) -- Chase & Status
Hot Mess (feat Elly Jackson) (Duck Sauce Mix) -- Chromeo
Encore -- Digitalism
The Power (feat. Dizzee Rascal) -- DJ Fresh
Silicone Lube -- Feed Me
Lies (Alex Metric Remix) -- Fenech-Soler
Icarus -- Madeon
Show Me A Sign -- Modestep
Lick The Rainbow -- Mord Fustang
Remanence (Junior Remix) -- Mr Magnetik
Me & You -- Nero
Reaching Out (Fred Falke Remix) -- Nero
Blue Monday -- New Order
Language -- Porter Robinson
Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix) -- Rusko
Somebody to Love (Sigma Remix) -- Rusko
The Hope -- Scuba
Bass 4 -- The Hacker
Illmerica (Extended Version) -- Wolfgang Gartner

Horizon Pulse
Need You Now -- Cut Copy
Awake -- Electric Guest
Walking on a Dream -- Empire of the Sun
Iron Deer Dream (Chad Valley Remix) -- Fixers
Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) -- Foster The People
Hawaiian Air -- Friendly Fires
Hurting Friendly Fires
No Love -- Hooray for Earth
Over & Over -- Hot Chip
Black, White and Blue -- Ladyhawke
Let Me Go -- Maverick Sabre
Paddling Out -- Miike Snow
Life is Life (Yuksek Remix) -- Noah and the Whale
Take A Walk -- Passion Pit
1901 -- Phoenix
Bom Bom -- Sam and the Womp
Disparate Youth -- Santigold
Spirit of the Night -- Tesla Boy
Pelican -- The Maccabees
Punching in a Dream -- The Naked & Famous
Aroused -- Tom Vek
Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) -- Two Door Cinema Club
Yeah Yeah -- Willy Moon

Horizon Rocks
R U Mine -- Arctic Monkeys
Lonely Boy -- Black Keys
The Infected -- Four Year Strong
Back of your Neck -- Howler
Give It Up -- LCD Soundsystem
Bring Em Down -- Lostprophets
We Bring An Arsenal -- Lostprophets
Teenager -- Mona
Animal -- Neon Trees
Wildfire, Smoke &...
Welcome back to the second episode of the Behind The Scenes series. In this one the people from Playground Games and Turn 10 present you the world of Colorado.

Welcome to the world of Forza Horizon!
In this video documentary Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios give us a short inside look in what Forza Horizon is and what it will offer!


Forza Horizon will hit the stores October23/26! Pre-order your copy now!

The September Pennzoil Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 is available now on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 560 Microsoft Points and features the following 11 cars:

1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
1958 Austin-Healey Sprite MKI
1953 Chevrolet Corvette
2011 Citroën DS4
1983 GMC Vandura G-1500
1965 MG MGB GT
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR
2012 Viper #91 SRT Motorsports GTS-R
2012 Viper #93 SRT Motorsports GTS-R
1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Well if you've waited for the Porsche Expansion Pack to go on sale now is your time. For one week only, starting today, the Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 will be on sale for 800 Microsoft Points.

The pack contains 20 new career events, new Rivals mode events, 10 new Achievements worth 250G as well as the following 30 Porsche models:

2011 #045 Flying Lizard Motorsports 911 GT3-RSR (997/2)
2008 #2 Gruppe Orange Racing 911 GT3 Cup (997)
2008 #7 Penske Racing RS Spyder Evo
2008 #16 Dyson Racing Team RS Spyder Evo
1987 #17 Rothmans Racing Porsche AG 962c
2011 #17 Team Falken 911 GT3-RSR (997/2)
2011 #23 Alex Job Racing 911 GT3 Cup (997/2)
1998 #26 Porsche AG 911 GT1-98
2005 #31 Petersen-White Lightning 911 GT3-RSR (996)
2011 #54 Black Swan Racing 911 GT3 Cup (997/2)
2005 #66 AXA Financial/Jon Groom Racing 911 GT3 Cup (996)
2007 #80 Flying Lizard Motorsports 911 GT3-RSR (997)
1955 550 Spyder
1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
1995 911 GT2 (993)
2012 911 GT2 RS (997/2)
2004 911 GT3 (996)
2007 911 GT3 (997)
2007 911 GT3 RS (997)
2010 911 Sport Classic (997/2)
1982 911 Turbo 3.3 (930)
2007 911 Turbo (997)
1970 914/6
1989 944 Turbo
1987 959
2010 Boxster S
2003 Carrera GT
2012 Cayenne Turbo
2012 Cayman R
2010 Panamera Turbo
LONDON – 22 August, 2012 – Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games, creators of the upcoming “Forza Horizon” for Xbox 360, have announced details on the VIP membership programme for “Forza Horizon.” Like a backstage pass to the summer’s hottest musical acts, the “Forza Horizon” VIP programme is an exclusive ticket to new levels of content, excitement, and access in this autumn’s biggest racing game, “Forza Horizon.” VIP membership is included as part of the Limited Collector’s Edition of “Forza Horizon” and includes the following exclusive content:

2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder -- Going topless in an all-wheel drive super car might be illegal in some places, but just try and catch this culprit. The R8 GT Spyder has enough power and traction to leave nothing but the brief memory of its taillights in the mind of anyone trying to match its pace.

2011 Koenigsegg Agera -- The Agera is one of the most interesting of the current breed of hypercar. It certainly has the requisite manic power numbers courtesy of a 940 horsepower twin-turbo 5-litre V8. With a top speed of greater than 260 mph and a sub-three-second 0-60 mph time, no one can deny its performance.

2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento -- Faceted like a cut diamond, there’s no mistaking the Sesto Elemento for anything else on the road—even other Lamborghinis. Sesto elemento is Italian for “sixth element”; aka carbon, a not-so-subtle hint that the body is composed entirely of carbon fibre.

2012 Pagani Huayra -- When one thinks of Pagani cars, it’s natural to think of craftsmanship, performance, and a platonic ideal of automotive beauty. The Huayra has been a long time in the making as designer Horacio Pagani began work on the car in 2003. But, like all works of art—automotive or otherwise—true beauty takes time.

2011 RUF Rt 12 R -- Starting with the traditional 911...
This week the "May TopGear Pack" for Forza Motorsport 4 is on sale for 280 Microsoft Points, that is 50% off the normal price.

The pack contains the following ten cars:
1977 AMC Pacer X
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
2012 Hennessey Venom GT
2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
1966 Lotus Cortina
1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
2010 smart fortwo

A new months arrives, a new car pack for Forza Motorsport 4 is on the horizon. Say hello to the August Playseat Car Pack featuring again 10 beautiful cars for you to collect and race.

Coming August 7th, for 560 MS Points the pack contains the following ten cars:
2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
1962 Lincoln Continental
1989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Team Sauber-Mercedes C9
1984 Peugeot 205 T16
2013 Scion FR-S
1962 Triumph TR3B