E3 Forza 4 Horizon Trailer Hints at Motorcycle Content

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E3 Forza 4 Horizon Trailer Hints at Motorcycle Content

Motorcycles? In my Forza? It's more likely than you think

The Forza Horizon series is a spin-off of Microsoft/Turn 10's long-running and much loved Forza Motorsport game line. Launched in 2012, the Horizon games differ from their predecessor in that they're all open world games that focus on car-based hoonery and shenanigans rather than straight-up racing. Sadly, for those of us with more refined, two-wheeled tastes, neither Forza series has featured motorcycles. Now though, that seems like it might be changing if the E3 trailer for Forza 4 Horizon is anything to go by.

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E3—the Electronic Entertainment Expo for those not in the know—is an annual nerd prom where, among other things, major game studios announce upcoming titles and generally throw themselves a big party. This year, along with your Dooms and your Wolfensteins and your Elder Scrolls, Microsoft announced the upcoming release of Forza 4 Horizon. Set in Great Britain, the game features fantastic 4k graphics, loads of cars, changing seasons, superb game physics, even a frickin' hovercraft. We can hear you now though, what's all this got to do with motorcycles? We're glad you asked!

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Near the end of the announcement trailer, at about the 1:50 mark, there are a couple dirtbikes racing a Subaru rally car through a beautifully rendered English wood. Now, we're not entirely sure what that means. Are those bikes rideable? Are they just set dressing or AI opponents in a special showcase race? Everyone's kind of in the dark about it at this point since there aren't a whole lot of details about the game out there yet. It's pretty exciting though. The Forza series is great and the addition of bikes would, in our opinion, make for a richer and more diverse gaming experience.

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Forza 4 Horizon drops on October 2, 2018. If we hear anything about the bike situation one way or another, we'll be sure to let you know.

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