Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam in March – Hot Wheels DLC also announced

Playground Games has announced that Forza Horizon 4 will release on Steam next month on 9th March. Already available on PC via the Microsoft Store, the hit open world racer will screech onto the new storefront as part of Microsoft’s commitment made in 2019. Set in an idyllic recreation of Northern England and Scotland, it will arrive alongside everything that’s already been released or added to the game, including the two paid DLC expansions, Fortune Island and LEGO Speed Champions, and the extra free game modes that have been added to the game over the last few years, The Eliminator and Super7.

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Playground also announced a new Hot Wheels Legends Car Pack, which will be “coming soon” to the game as part of Series Update 32. This leans on a familiar tie in for Forza Horizon fans, with Forza Horizon 3 having received a glorious Hot Wheels expansion that covered the game world with miles of orange rubber track.

Set in the UK countryside, the game advanced the series with shifting seasons that altered the content and races available for you to play. In our Forza Horizon 4 review, Dom said, “Beautiful, British and bold, Forza Horizon 4 sets a new benchmark for open-world arcade racing.”

Since then the game has received plenty of updates, as well as two major expansions, heading to Fortune Island and then on to the rather awesome Lego Speed Champions DLC, before getting a Battle Royale-style Eliminator mode in December 2019. Already a showcase on Xbox One X and PC, it was the perfect candidate for Microsoft to revisit and update for Xbox Series X as well, giving straight up 60fps performance without having to settle for a performance mode. Now they’re bringing the game to a broader audience on PC than ever before.

Most recently, Playground added Super7 at the end of 2020, a new mode that allows for users to create tracks and events within the world, adding on top of the existing environment with a Blueprint Builder. Similar user generated content options have featured in the series previously, but this takes things to a whole new level, comparable with Grand Theft Auto Online’s creation tools.

Forza Horizon 4 launched back in 2018 for Xbox One and PC to great acclaim, just a few months before Microsoft committed to bringing their future PC releases to Steam, day and date alongside their Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass release. They have periodically also brought older titles such as State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves to Steam as well.

Source: press release

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