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The Forza Horizon series always gives players the chance to drive to the music they love, and today we’re excited to unveil that Forza Horizon 3 is taking it to an all-new level!

The Forza Horizon 3 original soundtrack features a broader musical selection than any Horizon game before with nearly 150 songs across eight, in-game radio stations. On top of returning favorites like Horizon Pulse and Horizon Bass Arena, several new stations add new and classic hits from genres across hip hop, indie rock, punk/metal, and of course, classical music.

There’s even more to the Forza Horizon 3 music experience than a sweet soundtrack. Now, for the first time ever, you can rock music you choose as you drive the Horizon with a Groove Music Pass on Xbox One or PC.

New to Groove? Test drive millions of songs with zero obligations. Our 14-day, no-credit-card trial gives you nonstop music, plus playlists, artist radio, and more – all for the low cost of free. With Forza Horizon 3 and Groove, it’s all about playing what you love – one press of the button and you’re on the way.

Check out the Forza Horizon 3 music stations and full track list below.

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Microsoft Groove Music
For access to millions of songs, stream music from your Groove Music playlists directly into the game.

Vagrant Records
Horizon has teamed up with Vagrant Records, the LA-based indie label, to bring a diverse selection of indie, hard rock, punk and emo hits, to your Festival. Van Pierszalowski from WATERS hosts an eclectic selection from artists including The 1975, White Lies, and blink-182.
  • “Caught By My Shadow” by Albert Hammond Jr.
  • “Losing Touch” by Albert Hammond Jr.
  • “We’ve Had Enough” by Alkaline Trio
  • “Patience” by Bad Suns
  • “You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On” by Band Of Skulls
  • “Rival” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • “Bored to Death” by Blink 182
  • “Carry Me” by...
PARK CITY, UTAH — Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block is pleased to announce that in less than one week, his ninth installment in his 400 million-view viral video franchise, Gymkhana, will be going live on Ford Performance’s YouTube channel.

The video will star both Block and his all-new for 2016 Ford Focus RS RX that he currently races in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The video will be the second in the series hosted by Ford Performance and also marks the introduction of a new partner to the globally celebrated franchise: Microsoft’s Forza Horizon XBox videogame series.


“This definitely is the rawest Gymkhana video that I’ve done in a long time,” said Block. “We really took it back to the basics like in the original Gymkhana video and put the emphasis on my driving and on the car. I’m really excited about this one! It’s got my new racecar, it’s me bringing it back to a more on-the-limit and visceral driving style and with my new partner in Forza Horizon 3, we were able to bring in some inspiration from the game to this video. I think the fans are going to be stoked when this drops on the 13th.”

Gymkhana NINE will be live on the Ford Performance YouTube channel on Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. EST. Be sure to set your calendars and tune in.
We’ve reached an important milestone in the development of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex – as of today, we’re lifting the “beta” tag and releasing Apex as a full-fledged (and still free!) product on the Windows 10 Store. As we exit the beta period of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex development, it’s also time to update players about an issue that many of you have been talking about since the announcement of the game: wheel support.

We’re extremely excited to announce that today’s content update for Apex will bring wheel support to the Forza Motorsport series on Windows 10 for the first time. This is a major landmark for the Forza series on Windows 10 and has been the result of months of hard work from the Turn 10 and Windows teams.

With today’s update, we’re bringing support for a number of popular wheels to the Forza franchise, in Apex and the soon to be released Forza Horizon 3.

This is the full list:
•Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
•Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
•Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
•Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel
•Thrustmaster T300RS
•Thrustmaster T500 RS Gaming Wheel
•Logitech G920 Xbox One Wheel
•Thrustmaster T150
•Thrustmaster TX Xbox One Wheel
•Thrustmaster TMX Xbox One Wheel
•Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel

Note that there are additional wheels that we plan on bringing on board soon, notably Fanatec products such as the ClubSport V2 Xbox One Hub and the Fanatec CSR models. Support for these Fanatec wheels will be arriving in Apex beginning in late September, with updates for both Windows 10 and Apex. In addition, H-pattern shifters are fully supported in Apex for all Logitech wheels listed above, except for the G29, which will be added at a later date. We will be adding additional support for H-pattern shifters from other manufacturers in the future.

By adding wheel support to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, we continue to work towards our goal of improving the Apex experience for players and making racing better on Windows 10. We...
The worldwide release of Forza Horizon 3 is coming up on Sept. 27 (and four days earlier on Sept. 23 for Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners), and today we crossed the latest milestone ahead of launch: Forza Horizon 3 has officially gone gold! With the game off for final pressings of retail discs and setup for digital release, we’re celebrating the good news with some additional updates, including Windows 10 PC specs, the full Xbox Live achievements list, and a very special addition to the Forza Horizon 3 vehicle roster.

Welcome the Warthog
Over the past six weeks, in our Forza Garage series, we’ve introduced all of the 350+ vehicles that will be arriving for Forza Horizon 3 at launch. Well, almost all of the them. Today, we’re unveiling a unique addition to the Forza Horizon 3 lineup, a vehicle that has long been requested by both the Forza and Halo communities. For the first time in any Forza game, you can now drive the most famous ground vehicle in the Halo universe – the Warthog!

The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won’t find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival.

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The M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Eligible players...
Starting September 1st through 15th the original Forza Horizon will be part of Games with Gold and the good thing with Xbox 360 GwG titles is, they are backwards compatible. You can now enjoy all the beauty of the world of Colorado on your Xbox One.

And in case you didn't know, backward compatible racing games are supporting now Xbox One racing wheels.

Enjoy your ride!

Check all the September 2016 GwG titles in the trailer below:
Forza Motorsport has been on the forefront of competitive racing for years and 2016 has proven to be the biggest year yet. The first half of 2016 has been a momentous one for Forza Motorsport 6 and its commitment to competitive online racing and esports. There are currently three million players racing in Forza games every month, competing in events such as June’s Le Mans-timed Michelin 24 Hour Forza Challenge and Audi 24 Hours of Le Forza Contest, where over 700,000 unique viewers tuned in. In addition, recent Forza Motorsport 6 FIA Formula E Race Off competitions garnered over 600,000 unique viewers.

In early June, we announced the Forza Racing Championship (#ForzaRC), our all-new competitive online racing and esports program. This is the largest competition in Forza history, and we are proud to announce that the inaugural season begins on August 8 and registration is open as of today – go to ESL to sign up.

Players from across the world, and of all skill levels, can compete for amazing Forza and Xbox prizes throughout the month of August, while the best Forza players in the world will lay it all on the line for the ultimate prize – the all-new 2017 Ford Focus RS. Arguably the most acclaimed hot-hatch of the decade, the 350-horsepower Focus RS has wowed fans and critics alike with its track-bred performance and its sleek and sophisticated lines.

Whether you’re racing royalty or just getting started, we’ve got a place for you in ForzaRC. We designed the competition to be a place where players of all skill levels can participate and have a great time competing for awesome prizes. The first season of ForzaRC will include both an Elite Series and an Open Series available to all players. Each series will follow a slightly different path, utilize different modes in the game, and have different prizes available to winners. The common link between them? Everyone is...
The Turn 10 Summer Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 has arrived! Whether you’re looking to recreate the legends of motorsport’s past, or you want to create your own legend online in Forza Motorsport 6, this pack has something for everyone.

First up, we have four stunning racers, three of which were driven by racing legends: John Surtees’ Ferrari F-158 F1, A.J. Foyt’s Watson #1 Sheraton-Thompson Special Roadster and Paul Newman’s Datsun #33 Bob Sharp Racing 280ZX Turbo. Of course, cars don’t need to have race liveries to be terrifyingly fast, as the monstrous 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan amply demonstrates. And if you value speed over size, you can head straight to the 2016 Abarth 695 Biposto, a car that belies its diminutive stature with some truly striking performance.

The cars of the Turn 10 Summer Car Pack are available to download today as a pack for $7 or for individual purchase.

Let’s take a closer look at all the cars in the pack.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
What do you get when you combine the power of the Corvette Z06 with the best chassis and suspension Cadillac has ever developed? You guessed it: the CTS-V Sedan. Designed to compete with the German powerhouses in the super sedan category, the CTS-V is drop dead gorgeous and smokes the competition as easily as it does its own tires. Inside and out, the CTS-V is fitted with the luxury and prestige you expect from a Cadillac. Hop in and test this ride against anything in its class, and you will be astounded by the power, sound and adroit handling. Simply put, this ain’t your grandfather’s Caddy… unless your grandfather happens to be Mario Andretti.

2000 BMW 323ti Sport

No, this isn’t somebody’s hack job on an E36 BMW; it is the one of the few true hot hatches BMW has ever built. With a spirited motor capable of nearly 200 hp, as well as trailing arm suspension, the 323ti (Tourismo Internaciaonale, which...
Porsche North America and Forza Motorsport 6 have teamed up for a 718 photo contest to celebrate the launch of the new Porsche 718 Boxster. You can win a trip to the 718 Circuit Playground Event in San Francisco on August 18th.

This contest is open to U.S. residents only. If you are eligible, what you have to do and how to register for this contest, please follow this link:
Arriving today for Forza Motorsport 6, the Turn 10 Select Car Pack features one of the most diverse collections of cars ever seen in Forza history, with each vehicle hand-picked by the team at Turn 10. Whether you’re a fan of four-wheeled European eccentricities, or you want to experience one of the largest race vehicles in the world, this crop of amazing cars offers something for everyone.

Take a trip back in history in the diminutive BMW Isetta, or relive history in the 1969 Indy 500 winner. If you agree that “bigger is better” then you can experience the first European race truck to come to Forza Motorsport 6. Beyond that, this pack offers a bespoke race car, the latest McLaren masterpiece, an Italian classic worthy of some top-down track time, and some American competition for WTCC racing.

Available to download collectively for $7 or for individual purchase, these seven cars are ready to join your Forza garage and let you start making history with them. See below for the full list of cars coming in the Turn 10 Select Car Pack, as well as some special comments about each of the car from the experts at Turn 10.

2014 Jaguar #14 Emil Frey Racing G3 Jaguar XK
Doing things the hard way is the course for the Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar team. The Frey family history is closely tied with Jaguar going back to before they made cars. That history drove descendent Lorenz Frey and partner Fredy Barth to go with a Jaguar chassis. Beyond that bit of aluminum, the car is almost entirely bespoke. The team designed everything from the gearbox to the steering wheel and iterated again and again to be competitive in the Blancplain Pro-Am Cup division. They are the David to the factory works Goliath teams. The car has proven to be competitive and winning against the industry giants is their sole goal.
“The relationship between Emil Frey Racing and Jaguar goes back decades. So it...