Forzacentral at the Core of Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon

We’re thrilled to share that today at the New York International Auto Show, Porsche and Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios announced a six-year partnership to collaborate on a suite of co-branded initiatives for Porsche and the Forza franchise. The partnership kicks off today with open registration for Porsche’s esports sponsorship debut in Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup – the most inclusive racing esports program and home to the largest online racing community in gaming. Today also brings the release of the Forza Horizon 3 Porsche Car Pack, featuring an exciting lineup of Porsche cars for 2016’s best-selling racing game Forza Horizon 3, exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.

We entered this premium partnership with Porsche as a result of their shared passion for sports cars and motorsport. Porsche has a rich history of motorsport which combined with Turn 10’s unrivaled position in digital racing entertainment has formed the basis for a new and exciting form of seamlessly integrated racing entertainment. The partners are working to develop and launch new ways to combine driving experiences, racing schools, and dominant motorsport successes with Forza’s regular cadence of high-quality game experiences, content, and events. Our six-year partnership is starting off strong with ForzaRC, and we can’t wait to show everyone what else we have planned.

“By having Microsoft as our partner, we have the opportunity to take the pleasure of driving a Porsche and making it an experience in the virtual world”, says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “Racing games and esports connect the real and virtual worlds and enable us to gain further access to the young target group. It means that they can develop a passion for Porsche...
The ultimate luxury lifestyle road-rally meets iconic racing videogame!


LOS ANGELES, CA, (MARCH 23, 2017) – goldRush Rally – the premiere automotive lifestyle rally in the United States has announced the route and registration opening for the 2017 goldRush Rally. On the route, they will meet up with Turn 10 Studios, creators of the award-winning Forza franchise.

To be called “9INE”, signifying the ninth goldRush Rally event, the annual road rally attracts enthusiasts and influencers from around the country. These likeminded gearheads gather to appreciate the high-performance automotive lifestyle, while enjoying breathtaking driving routes, five-star accommodation and VIP entertainment throughout the program’s tour.

This year’s participants will prepare to make their way through the United States, traveling from Beverly Hills in Los Angeles to Las Vegas. However, they will be taking the “long way around” – with stops in San Francisco, Sunriver, Seattle, Spokane, Jackson Hole and Park City, UT.

One of the most exciting stopovers will occur at the midway point in Seattle, WA. goldRush Rally 9INE participants will be treated to special private event hosted by Turn 10 Studios: home of the Forza franchise.
This special event will include a car show, featuring all 100 team cars participating on the rally, along with some of the Forza featured vehicles.

Rally participants will be treated to a private tour of Turn 10 Studios, where they will be guided through the creative and design process, and compete in a competition on the Forza Motorsport gaming sled. Once completed, the visitors will enjoy lunch with the Forza team.

As the culmination of the event, the Forza development team will select a winner from the goldRush fleet. The victorious owner will then have their vehicle immortalized in the next version of Forza Motorsport video game.

“It is an incredible honor to be invited to Turn 10 Studios,” said Ramin Arami, founder of...
Tata Motors launched today its new sub-brand, TAMO, at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show and with it India's first sportscar, called RACEMO.

The RACEMO will be made available later today for FREE to all Forza Horizon 3 players, making it also the first Indian car in the Forza franchise.

To get your TAMO Racemo, head to the Social tab from the Forza Horizon 3 Pause menu, and then click on the “Message Center” tile. From there click over to the Gifts tab and look for a message from the Turn 10 Community Team indicating that you have been gifted the 2017 TAMO Racemo. Press A to download the car to your Forza Horizon 3 garage. A couple of notes: The TAMO Racemo will be sent to players after the March 7 CU is live in Forza Horizon 3 (at approximately 10 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, March 7). In addition, because the gift car is going out to everyone, delivery could be delayed for some players.

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RACEMO is India’s first globally developed ‘phygital’ car, merging the physical and digital worlds. Meant for the risk-taking, adventure loving, digitally native, mobile first technophiles of India, the RACEMO is also India’s first connected car. Powered by Microsoft, RACEMO will bring alive connected technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, geo-spatial and mapping, and increased human-machine interface, creating a new benchmark in the industry for connected vehicles.

The RACEMO offers customers an opportunity to OWN, PLAY, RACE and EXPLORE, creating an immersive experience.

+ An exclusive opportunity to OWN RACEMO to experience the thrill, power and style of India’s first fully connected sports coupe.

+ Cultivate a race aspired generation to PLAY RACEMO+ in an interactive gaming environment in Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 - First Indian car to be available on this platform.

+ Provide an extreme experience to speed enthusiasts to RACE RACEMO+ via curated...
Seven new cars arrive in Forza Horizon 3 tomorrow, March 7 with the release of the Duracell Car Pack. Whether you’re looking to test the upper limits of speed in the king of Camaros with the 2017 ZL1 or you want to add a cherished Aussie collector piece to your garage with the 1992 Falcon GT, this car pack has a diverse mix that’s sure to please fans of every stripe.

The Duracell Car Pack is the final pack included in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available for separate purchase or as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition. All of the cars in the pack are compatible with the Blizzard Mountain expansion, which is available as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass or as a standalone purchase.

Also available now are the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB) for $349.99 USD and the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (500GB) for $299.99 USD.

Here’s a closer look at each of the cars in the Duracell Car Pack:

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
There once was a time when the muscle car was considered dead. The arrival of the all-new ZL1, the most powerful Camaro ever built, is further indication that those times are well behind us. The ZL1 is power personified, with 650 hp and 650 ft-lbs of torque, but this new age muscle car does more than just beat feet. In the handling department, magnetorheological dampers and a chassis built for smoothing out the harshest of twisties will have you begging to turn. Welcome to a new era – it’s going to be a fast one.

2015 Jaguar XE-S
While the Jaguar XES may be suitable for the average executive to help make a good impression on clients, it really gets down to business when you let it stretch its legs. With a supercharged V6 that’s ready to roar and all the handling you expect from a Jaguar, this top of the line sedan can impress with its subtlety or pounce on demand. So whether you’re out prowling for the next victim...
The latest content update for Forza Motorsport 6 is here. With this update, we are building on the foundation created in our previous eSports update in November. That previous update included brand new features like the broadcast ticker to enhance the capabilities for Forza Motorsport 6 ahead of the second season of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC). With today’s update, we’re bringing even more flexibility and features to the game, designed to enhance the multiplayer and spectating experiences in Forza Motorsport 6.

Here’s a rundown of all the new features in the game and how you can put them to use.

Hosting & Manual Grid Ordering
With today’s update, a player who starts an online private lobby in multiplayer has hosting privileges which allows them to take advantage of new features. First up, there is now a manual method for ordering the grid before a race begins. When in a private online lobby, the host can manually set the grid order for a race. To do so, select “Game Options” from the menu and then scroll to the “Advanced Rules” screen and look for the “Grid Ordering” option. From there, you can choose “Manual” from the list of options.

With Manual grid ordering, the host has the option to manually place lobby players in any order by moving them up and down the grid order with the Right Stick. Note that lobby players who are set to “Spectate” when a race begins will automatically be pushed to the end of the order, while participating racers will move up the grid order accordingly.

Once the grid has been organized, the host sets the race to begin by pressing the X button. Just before loading into the race after the countdown, players will be presented with a final confirmation screen. From this screen, the host can make any final adjustments to the grid order (once again using the right stick), cancel the launch, or start the race.

Grid Preview
Now you can get a detailed view of the starting grid before...
Today, we’re excited to share a major milestone – as of December 2016, the Forza franchise has exceeded $1 billion in retail sales.

This news caps an amazing year. As of December, more than 14 million unique players were involved in the Forza community on Xbox One and Windows 10, the award-winning Forza Horizon 3 sold through 2.5 million units, and Forza continued its run as the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation.* Additionally, our online racing community expanded significantly: over three million players joined us online each month and we launched the Forza Racing Championship, an eSports league for players of all skill levels to compete for glory and real-world prizes.

“Since the beginning, Forza has combined stunning graphics, racing’s leading simulation engine, and an emphasis on fun and accessibility,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “With the Forza series, Turn 10 Studios has built the world’s largest racing community. We couldn’t be more proud of their success.”

We’d like to thank our amazing fans and partners for their continued support and we can’t wait for you to see what 2017 will bring.

*Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand) – November 2012-January 2017
The Playseat Car Pack is coming to Forza Horizon 3! Launching tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Playseat Car Pack brings seven new vehicles to the wide, open roads of Australia. The list of cars begins appropriately with one of the favorite cars of an Aussie racing legend, Pete Brock’s 1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A. The pack also features Cadillac’s latest high-performance coupe, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, plus Aston Martin’s new DB11, two Honda models (one a high-revving classic, the other a race-bred Civic) and more.

The Playseat Car Pack is included in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available for separate purchase or as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition. All the cars in this pack are also compatible with the first Forza Horizon 3 expansion, Blizzard Mountain, which is available as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass or as a standalone purchase.

Also don’t forget that as previously announced, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB) is available online now and at select U.S. retailers for $349.99 USD, and will make its way to additional markets starting tomorrow. Additionally, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (500GB) will also be available worldwide beginning tomorrow for $299.99 USD.

Here’s a closer look at the cars in the Playseat Car Pack:

1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A
In Australia, the name Peter Brock evokes championship racing, national pride and the twisting, undulating roads of Bathurst. The Commodore Group A is a distinctive car in Brock’s racing career, built during the period when he was running his own company building race-bred road cars. In the mid-1980s, home grown rules evolved to a European formula that included homologation. We have these rules to thank for the 502models of the VK Commodore Group A that were built. Dubbed “Bluey” or the “Blue Meanie” for the Formula Blue color all the models were painted, the Group A holds a special place in...
Lewis and Mul Set for IMSA Campaign in Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 as Forza Motorsport joins Change Racing

– New Change Racing partnership with Forza Motorsports/Turn 10 Studios features branding and content integration with XBOX; Existing programs with Monster Energy, Orion Lighting, Lamborghini Carolinas continue in 2017
– Full season drivers Corey Lewis and Jeroen Mul joined by Kaz Grala and Brett Sandberg in Rolex 24
– Full-season GTD Class entry for Change Racing, 2nd season of IMSA WeatherTech competition


Charlotte, NC (4.January, 2016) – Change Racing will return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition in 2017 with a significant new commercial partnership, a young full-season driver pairing, and a strong endurance event driver line up.The GTD Class campaign marks the second season of IMSA WeatherTech competition for Change Racing, which built on a highly successful Lamborghini Super Trofeo program with its initial foray into IMSA in 2016. The team will continue to compete with the Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 platform in 2017.

As the result of an expanding partnership with Microsoft, Change Racing will carry branding from Forza Motorsport, the hugely popular and best-selling racing video game from Turn 10 Studios for Xbox consoles. The partnership will be supported by a range of marketing activations as well as featuring in-game content from Change Racing, including the ability for players to download the No. 16 Forza Motorsport/Orion/Monster Energy GTD car for in game play.

In addition to the new program with Microsoft, the team will also continue to work with its existing partners Monster Energy, Orion Lighting Systems, and Lamborghini Carolinas.

“This has been a busy off-season for us, but incredibly productive,” said Change Racing Team Principal Robby Benton. “We are very fortunate to grow our partnership with Microsoft and to be representing the Forza Motorsport brand....
The new year has arrived and Forza is celebrating 2017 in the best way we know – with amazing cars ready to hit the open roads! Whether you’re cruising the wine country of Yarra Valley or tackling the most extreme elevations of Blizzard Mountain, the Forza Horizon 3 Rockstar Car Pack features seven cars that will kick your year off to a high-speed start. This pack features everything from classic Japanese power to a Ford trophy truck that’s ready to conquer anything Australia can throw at it. Then there’s the awesome BMW i8, making its production car videogame debut here in Forza Horizon 3. And that’s just the start of this incredible pack.

The Rockstar Car Pack is included in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available for separate purchase or as part of the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 3. Players can also get the car pack standalone for $6.99 in the Xbox Store.

Here’s a closer look at all of the cars in the pack:

2015 BMW i8
Whether you have been looking forward to the BMW i8 for its hybrid efficiency or its stout performance, both are here at your fingertips. The innovative i8 brings an electrically-powered front-drive system together with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine powering the rear wheels. The two systems merge seamlessly for a driving experience like none other. The i8’s full carbon fiber body helps keep its weight down and makes for a rigid structure that contributes to its nimble handling. Too often, car manufacturers come out with a cool concept then take out much of the “cool” before production. The i8 is the exception and is exceptional.

2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
Polestar is Volvo’s racing division and has been making an impact in the V8 Supercars series amidst the long-lived Holden and Ford rivalry. Race-bred technology makes its way into street-proven...
Ready for a frozen adventure? Well, the wait is over, because the Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is here! Available today in the Microsoft Store as a standalone purchase or included as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, Blizzard Mountain invites players to the snowy elevations of a brand new playable area of Forza Horizon 3’s Australia. This is a place where speedy vehicles are welcome, ice and blizzard conditions are the norm, and snow tires are heartily recommended.

For players on Xbox One S with HDR-ready hardware, Blizzard Mountain is a visual treat. HDR allows you to see detail in the beautiful snow-covered terrain of Blizzard Mountain like never before thanks to the expanded contrast range available on Xbox One S. Together with HDR, our physics-based rendering system ForzaTech brings even more accuracy to the experience, with sunlight bouncing off the snow and the ice, and frozen lakes glistening under the mountain’s all-new Australian winter skies, all immersing you in a completely authentic winter wonderland. Blizzards add to the challenge as they reduce visibility, but also, are a thing of beauty, as HDR allows you to see the sparkling detail of each falling snowflake in the unique glow of your favorite car’s headlights. In other words, gather your friends around that brand new 4K UHD TV and watch their eyes light up when you make your way to Blizzard Mountain on Xbox One S. For more on HDR gaming on Xbox One S, head over to

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A big part of the fun with Blizzard Mountain is the amazing roster of new cars and trucks coming to the game, each of which have been handpicked to provide maximum fun in the extreme elevations and challenging weather conditions that can only be found on the mountain....