Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 Preview Coverage – What To Expect

Article By 
Alan Walsh
September 10, 2018
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 Preview Coverage – What To Expect

Article By 
Alan Walsh
September 10, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 is almost here. With less than four weeks to go until the game is available worldwide across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, we’re excited to reveal today that we’ll have a curated assortment of exclusive preview coverage dropping from 8am BST (12am Pacific, 5am Eastern) on Wednesday, September 12th.

As you might have seen on our social media pages, we recently had the opportunity to attend a special Forza Horizon 4 event hosted at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey. Not only did we recieve an exclusive tour of the facility, but we also had more than 2 hours of hands-on time with a near final build of the upcoming open-world racing game on Xbox One X hardware.

Beyond the opportunity to experience the opening hours of Forza Horizon 4 and check out all the incredible modern and historic cars from McLaren’s racing legacy, we were also fortunate enough to receive exclusive interview slots with Ralph Fulton of Playground Games, the Creative Director of the Horizon series.

At this moment in time, however – we’re unable to share any further details, but stay tuned, because once Wednesday, September 12th comes around, we’ll have much more to talk about in relation to Forza Horizon 4.

For now, we wanted to leave you with a rundown of the kind of content you can expect from our preview coverage of the game once it begins to roll out later this week:

  • Forza Horizon 4 PreviewOur extensive hands-on with Forza Horizon 4 from the opening hours of the game, in-depth and detailed with our initial thoughts, impressions and more.
  • Forza Horizon 4 Technical AnalysisWe played Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One X in both the 4K and 60FPS modes, and discuss the visuals and performance of the game, and how seasons change everything in the open-world.
  • McLaren Technology Centre ExperienceWe toured the McLaren Technology Centre ahead of playing Forza Horizon 4 and share our experience of playing the game at the home of this world-famous British automaker.
  • Forza Horizon 4 GameplayExpect plenty of gameplay captured directly from Forza Horizon 4 on the Xbox One X in both spectacular native 4K resolution and silky-smooth 60FPS, including the opening segments of the game, a tour of Edinburgh City, and much, much more. Be on the lookout for several videos hitting both the Tom Matthews and FullThrottle Media YouTube channels.
  • Ralph Fulton InterviewsBoth Alan and Tom of FullThrottle Media had the opportunity to secure individual interviews with Ralph Fulton, Creative Director of Playground Games to discuss all things in relation to Forza Horizon 4.

With all that and more to look forward to over the coming days and weeks, FullThrottle Media is your ultimate destination for all things related to Forza Horizon 4. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to our official YouTube channel, as well as Tom Matthews, to stay updated with all our video content from the preview event. You can follow us on social media to be notified of content as it rolls out, and of course, we’ll have everything posted here on the website for you to enjoy.

Obviously, we understand that you’re eager for as much Forza Horizon 4 content as possible, so we’ve chosen the following stories that you should absolutely read ahead of this week’s preview embargo, so you can be ready for all things Forza Horizon 4 once it launches on October 2nd:

> Discover Shared Open-World Gameplay in Forza Horizon 4An in-depth look at the shared online features of Forza Horizon 4, including how the game allows you to discover beautiful, historic Britain with up to 72 real players or Drivatars as done in past titles. This story also takes a detailed look at the competitive-inspired Team Adventure mode in Forza Horizon 4, as well as the new social features being introduced into the game for the first time.

> An Open-World Car MMO RPG for the Automobile ObsessedIn this feature story, discover how Forza Horizon 4 delivers RPG-style progression and gameplay with its new Car Mastery skill tree system, as well as all the different layers of customization present in the game as you live the Horizon Life. From a shared open-world experience to all-new purchasable houses, businesses, character customization and more.

Hands-on with Forza Horizon 4’s Seasons DemoWe had the opportunity to experience the Forza Horizon 4 Seasons Demo with Dolby Atmos surround sound last June at Turn 10 Studios in Seattle, WA ahead of the ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs. This hands-on piece features our initial impressions based on this early snippet of the game with a breakdown of how seasons evolve the world of Forza Horizon 4. Plus, we also test drive the 2018 McLaren Senna for the first time.

> The Complete Day One Car ListForza Horizon 4 features a total of 460 Forzavista cars at release, and you can check them all out in this handy roundup of the full list. We also handpick a couple of noteworthy cars, including some rides which are brand-new to the Forza franchise, as well as a few returning fan-favourites.

> Discover Forza Horizon 4’s Cutting-Edge SoundtrackMusic is one of the most important aspects of the Horizon Festival, and Forza Horizon 4 is built to deliver the ultimate automotive festival experience. In this article, discover all the songs and radio stations featured in the game, as well as their DJs and the expanded presence of Hospital Records, who are debuting all-new drum and bass music for the first time in Forza Horizon 4.

> The Complete Achievements ListIt wouldn’t be a Forza game without Achievements, and Forza Horizon 4 features a total of 55 Achievements to unlock for a combined total of 1,000 Gamerscore points. Find the complete list of Achievements with their associated titles, descriptions and Gamerscore values inside the story.

> Push the PC Version to ExtremeLearn more about the improvements and enhancements introduced into Forza Horizon 4 on Windows 10, which includes new options that you can “push to the extreme beyond Ultra,” as well as support for High Dynamic Range with an automated benchmark, adjustable field-of-view options, 21:9 ultrawide support, and more.

And if the above seven stories aren’t enough for you, then you can find all our Forza Horizon 4 coverage to-date in our dedicated Game Hub for the upcoming open-world racing game. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about Forza Horizon 4, including all our article coverage, video content and more. Once the preview embargo lifts later this week, you can naturally expect plenty more Forza Horizon 4 coverage to be available in its Game Hub.

As a reminder, Forza Horizon 4 will be available on October 2nd, 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. It’ll also be available day-in-date on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. In addition, those who pre-order the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition will receive four days of early access to the game from September 28th, as well as the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass, VIP Membership, two post-launch expansions, the Formula Drift Car Pack and the Day One Car Pack.

Stay tuned for our Forza Horizon 4 Preview coverage. The fun begins on Wednesday, September 12th from 8am BST (12am Pacific, 5am Eastern), here on FullThrottleMedia.co.uk.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.