Microsoft and Playground Games revealed a ton of gameplay of Forza Horizon 4, showing driving and plenty of customization. Game director Ralph Fulton and other members of the Playground team were on hand to talk through some of the behind-the-scenes choices made while developing the game, as well as to hype up the final product.
One of the big focuses this time around, aside from the predictable large library of cars, is the level of customization. Players can change their car liveries to a very specific degree, creating all new looks for all of their vehicles if they wish. And the fun doesn’t stop there, there’s also a highly detailed system for changing the look of your driver avatar as well. An interesting change is that there is no gender restriction for clothing choices or color.
Overall, Forza Horizon 4 is breaking down a lot of walls in terms of player agency this time around the track.
The livestream was focused on the Summer seasonal aspects of the game, but as the game has a heavy emphasis on the differences between the four major seasons and how they affect gameplay. The other three seasons will come sometime later.
Interestingly, we also saw the game played solo against drivatars, which is possible despite the fact that it’s “mostly online” as the developers said.
Forza Horizon 4 launches on October 2nd for Xbox One and Windows 10. Check out the trailer for the game below. It needs to be said, even though the game is a few months away from launch, it looks incredible in terms of both graphical quality and gameplay depth. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.