Forza Horizon 3 is Now Available Worldwide

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Windows 10, Xbox One with 9 Comments

Forza Horizon 3 is Now Available Worldwide

It’s a big day for Forza fans: Forza Horizon 3 is now available for both Xbox One and Windows 10. And because it’s an Xbox Play Anywhere title, when you buy it on one platform, you get it on both.

“Since the launch of the Ultimate Edition of the game last week, it’s been amazing to see the excitement and acclaim the game has created with early adopters, and I can’t wait to see how crazy things get now that fans everywhere will be joining in on the fun,” Turn 10 community manager Brian Ekberg writes.

In case you’re not familiar, the Forza Horizon games are open world, arcade-style driving games, meaning they focus on fun over realism. (Though the graphics are incredible.) By comparison, the flagship Forza Motorsport games are realism-based race driving simulators. And Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free subset of the full Forza experience for Windows 10 users.

Forza Horizon 3, then, is the latest game in the Horizon line, and in Microsoft’s words, it “brings the Horizon Festival to Australia – the most beautiful and diverse setting yet in the series.” And since its an Xbox Play Anywhere title, when you buy it on Xbox One, you get it on Windows 10 too (and vice versa). Plus, you get all the cross-platform gaming capabilities that make Xbox Play Anywhere so excellent.

Well, there is one wrinkle. With Forza Horizon 3, there are three game editions to choose from. They are:

Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition. Available for $60, this is the full version of the game, offering over 350 different vehicles to choose from and , in Microsoft’s words, “countless hours of gameplay to enjoy.”

Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition. This version builds off of Standard and adds VIP membership (for double earnings on level up wheel-spins, free gifts from the Forza Community Team, and more) and the Forza Horizon 3 Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack, which provides 10 amazing race cars that were purpose-built for the game. It costs $80.

Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition. This is the full meal deal, and it has a $100 price tag to match. It provides all of the content from the Deluxe Edition, plus the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which includes access to six months of monthly DLC cars starting in October.


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10 responses to “Forza Horizon 3 is Now Available Worldwide”

  1. 1294

    was it just me, or was the Thurrott site down all morning long?

    in any case, I waited for Forza 3 for over a year, well worth the waiting

  2. 1294

    I remember back in the day when full version meant you actually received the FULL version, and extra contest was unlocked by playing the game.   by that definition the Standard Edition is not the full version, it is a gimped out version lacking six months of DLCs and a bunch of cards...   but I guess that's the day gaming is now

  3. 1488

    I would love to try this game but I am not sure I want to by a gaming system just to play the Forza series.

  4. 54

    I bought the Ultimate Edition. In addition to the above, anyone who pre-rdered the Ultimate Edition got early access to the game, so I've been playing Horizon 3 on my PC since Saturday (it's now Wednesday in Australia...)

    It is a lotle odd seeing some of the places on the map in a location where they shouldn't be... (for example, The Twelve Apostles and the Great Ocean Road aren't actually near Byron Bay). Great game though

  5. 5496

    I want this. But I am not going to upgrade my PC just for this one game. Or even buy an xbox.

  6. 5501

    And here I am, I just started Forza Horizon 2!  So many games...

  7. 351

    I'm really enjoying Xbox Play Anywhere.  It gives me something to do when my family monopolizes the TV.  And I'm finding that even though I've primary been a console gamer for years, I'm enjoying the games more on PC.  I've found I drive better on PC simply because the screen is closer and I can detect turns and obsticles faster.

  8. 2354

    Best racing game on any platform so far.  Sure, DC looks slightly better but its closed tracks and controlls like ass.  But for just pure fun racing FH3 is simply top of its class with nothing coming close except the previous FH2.

    Its not a sim, its fun.

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