Posted Tue Sep 20, 2016 at 06:11 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
This is demo material.
With something of a staggered release model, 'Forza Horizon 3' has two release dates. This Friday is the day for 'Ultimate Edition' buyers and Next Tuesday, September 27th, is the day for everything else.
And of course, there is a little more to it. 'Forza Horizon 3' is Microsoft's first HDR-enabled game, which makes it the long (E3 2016) promised Xbox One S showcase. But of course, it also plays on the original Xbox One, and, thanks to the new Play Anywhere initiative, getting the digital Xbox One version will also net the buyer a cross play and cross save Windows 10 version.
But if you check out the 'Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition' review (see here), you may find that this sequel has broken the mold. Or at least, given the player the tools needed to make their own racing game mold. With so many cars in such a beautiful and fun setting, this kind of access changes what can be done, and how it feels to play the game for any extent of time.
One thing to mention here. I have a whole bunch of screen captures I took of the game in HDR mode (and a video), but none of it came out in a way where I can share it. In these early days of HDR gaming (like very early days), there are some challenges. (Such as finding the in-game HDR adjustment.)
As a reminder, HDR is only for specific Xbox One titles, and HDR is limited to the new Xbox One S console (see the 2TB console review here).
You can find the latest info on 'Forza Horizon 3' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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