Forza Horizon 4 made its eagerly-awaited
world debut at E3 2018 in June. Not only was its headlining Dynamic
Seasons feature at the forefront of the reveal event, but we also had the
North American debut of the McLaren Senna – the cover
star of Forza Horizon 4.
The highly-anticipated E3 trailer for Forza Horizon 4
offered our first glimpse of the 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 supercar
in-action, driving at high-speed across the stunning and ever-changing
seasonal landscapes of beautiful, historic Britain. It was followed by a gameplay
demo presented by Creative Director Ralph Fulton, which showed attendees
and viewers from home how seasons really do change everything with seamless online
play and new social features at the forefront of the experience.
If you missed it or wish to relive the incredible reveal of Forza
Horizon 4, check it out at the top of this story. Otherwise, here’s a look at
the North American reveal of the McLaren Senna, which saw Xbox Live’s Graeme Boyd
and McLaren’s Andy Thomas unveil the 2019 supercar to E3 attendees at Microsoft’s
E3 Mixer booth. The company has continued their storied partnership with
McLaren Automotive for Forza Horizon 4, and whilst this reveal might not be as iconic
or memorable as the Porsche
911 GT2 RS reveal for Forza
Motorsport 7 from E3 2017, it certainly felt as special.
The supercar, named after the legendary Formula 1 driver,
Ayrton Senna – sets a new benchmark for speed, performance and excellence in
the automotive industry. It’s McLaren’s fastest supercar yet, and it feels
incredible both on the track and the sweeping roads of beautiful, historic
Britain in Forza Horizon 4.
“Partnerships like with McLaren and Porsche have enabled the
Forza franchise and automakers to bring more experiences to players in spaces
that are more approachable and familiar to gamers and automotive enthusiasts
that may not have the opportunity to attend traditional car reveal venues,” said
Turn 10 Studio Head and Forza Franchise boss Alan Hartman. “We are committed to
providing Forza players with the best experiences possible, and this is only
possible through our world-class automotive partnerships.”
“We are looking forward to working with McLaren and others
to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and redefine the future
of automotive entertainment,” he added.
Microsoft first collaborated with McLaren in 2013 for the
North American debut of the McLaren P1 at E3 that year. The legendary hypercar was
also brought to life in the ForzaFilmspeed
commercial for Forza Motorsport 5 to celebrate the launch of the Xbox One
As for McLaren’s latest supercar masterpiece, you’ll get to
experience the speed and technical prowess of the Senna for yourself in Forza
Horizon 4 when it launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on October 2nd, 2018.
It’ll be available on the Xbox
Game Pass subscription service on the same date, but those who pre-order
Edition can explore beautiful, historic Britain and drive the 2019 McLaren
Senna four days earlier – from September 28th.
Recently, Playground Games hosted
four unique seasonal livestreams for Forza Horizon 4. These showcased each
of the different seasons within the game and how they change everything. From
the landscape and weather conditions to the overall gameplay experiences. They
also detailed a bunch of new features and improvements in Forza Horizon 4,
which you can learn about in our dedicated recaps for Summer,