Playground Games had a bunch of new for fans of racing games during Gamescom 2018.
There were lots of announcements to go through, so let’s get started.
A big facet of the announcements for Forza Horizon 4 centered on the game’s online features. Forza Horizon 4 can be played in either online or offline mode, and it should be able to transition seamlessly between the two.
There are also several new modes to this release that are going to be quite new for fans new and old. There’s one mode called Team Adventure that focuses heavily on team-based gameplay with a variety of in-game challenges. As the various players perform these challenges, they earn points for their team, and the team with the most points wins.
There’s also a competitive Survivor mode that require drivers to avoid being “infected”. The last player remaining free from infection is the winner in this mode. That means the name of the game is defensive driving.
In other Forza news, the games are also getting a new set of console bundles for players that want that sort of thing.
Forza Horizon 4 will be getting two console bundles. There’s a 1TB Xbox One S bundle for $300, and a 1TB Xbox One X bundle for $500. Xbox One X players will be able to experience Forza Horizon 4 in native 4K HDR, and will also receive a digital download of Forza Motorsport 7. In addition, players who purchase either bundle will get two weeks of Xbox Live Gold, a free trial of Xbox Game Pass, and of course the game Forza Horizon 4 itself.
Those who are interested can also check out gameplay for the Spring Season of Forza Horizon 4. Yes in case you didn’t know, there’s a huge focus on seasonal changes and content in the new racing game. Here’s the Winter Season content trailer too. There’s also a video about the update plan post-launch.
You can find the relevant section of the Xbox Gamescom presentation timestamped in the video below.