Demo the sights and sounds of Forza Horizon 3

Posted on September 14, 2016

A demo for Forza Horizon 3 is now available to download and play on the Xbox One.

I can’t say that I’ve played a lot of Forza Horizon, but what I have played I’ve really enjoyed, so the demo is a great opportunity to give it a go. This time around it is set in Australia, featuring some of our most beautiful landmarks and scenery, as well as some home grown cars to see it all in. All 350 cars can be found  here. They will all be available to collect, customise, as well as race in the full version of the game.

As people who have played the previous titles know, Forza Horizon doesn’t usually have a huge range of music selection. At least, they have never had my type of music on there, something that I always kind of struggled with. I grew up playing the Need For Speed games where they had exactly what I was after. I got into Story of the Year from Underground, Rise Against from Underground 2, and Bullet for my Valentine from Blacklist. Needless to say, rock/metal music has been a big part of my driving games. Luckily for me, Forza Horizon 3 is going to have several new stations, covering more music like hip-hop, indie rock, punk/metal, and even classical music. I have to admit, running a dirt rally race to Beethoven would be an experience.

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Future Classic Radio is one such new station. Microsoft stated, “This full service Australian independent music company features music from local and international artists and is bringing Forza Horizon 3 players sounds from Flume, Chet Faker, Flight Facilities, and more.” I have no idea who these artists are, but I’m sure someone somewhere will be excited by this. To check out the full list of tracks and radio stations which feature in the game, check out the Xbox Wire.

If these new additions don’t appeal to you, you can always use Groove Music. Remember back on the original Xbox where you could play your own music over your games? Well, Microsoft are bringing that back, for a  fee. It’s essentially like Spotify, and has gone through a few name changes (Zune Music, Xbox Music), so you can be forgiven for not knowing about it. I sure didn’t.

Forza Horizon 3 will be available on September 27 on Xbox One and Windows 10.