With Xbox Game Pass, you can experience the ultimate value and freedom to play over 100 great games, including new Xbox One games from Microsoft Studios the day they release.

Microsoft is excited to announce a special offer that unites Forza and Xbox Game Pass fans. Starting today, get the best deal of the season for Xbox Game Pass and Forza games, just in time to hone your skills for the Forza Horizon 4 launch on October 2. For a limited time, get a year of Xbox Game Pass ($120 value), Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Motorsport 7 to keep – all for just $99. This offer is open to new as well as existing Xbox Game Pass members, starting September 13 through September 30, so get it today!

You can take advantage of this offer on Xbox.com or from your Xbox One console. You can begin playing games with Xbox Game Pass immediately and will receive codes to download Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7 via Xbox Message Center, likely within 7-10 days, but no later than October 21, 2018.

If you have a knack for racing or have just always been interested in giving the Forza series a try, this is the offer for you. Not only will you receive access to Forza Horizon 4 the day it launches on October 2, but you can also check out the most recent titles from the Forza Horizon and Motorsport series with this limited-time offer.

Forza Motorsport 7 lets you experience the thrill of motorsport at its limit with the most comprehensive, beautiful, and authentic racing game ever made. Forza Horizon 3 puts you in charge of the Horizon Festival where you can customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you!

From recent blockbusters to critically-acclaimed indie titles, Xbox Game Pass lets you discover and download games you’ve always wanted to play or revisit favorites that you’ve been missing. With new games added every month, and the option to cancel anytime, Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play.

Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more news on Xbox Game Pass and all things Forza Motorsport. For the latest in Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Until next month, game on!

Calling all car aficionados and racing fans – another exciting Xbox One bundle is here! Make your Hot Wheels fantasies come true starting today with the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle, featuring the highest-rated, best-selling racing franchise of this generation in stunning HDR.

Xbox One S continues to be the best value in games and entertainment and is the only console available today with High Dynamic Range for video and gaming, premium audio, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and 4K video streaming with partners like Netflix and Hulu. The value of the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle is exceptional and is available today for $279 USD. Each bundle includes:

  • Xbox One S with a 500GB hard drive
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • Forza Horizon 3 with the Hot Wheels expansion – a $69.98 value (you’ll get access to play on both Xbox One S and Windows 10 PC)
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial to experience the most advanced multiplayer gaming network

In Forza Horizon 3 you drive, explore, jump and race all over Australia in more than 350 of the world’s greatest cars and the Hot Wheels expansion gives you access to 10 additional cars –  including several of Hot Wheels’ world-famous vehicles – and insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks.

The Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle is available at participating retailers today, including Microsoft Store or Microsoft.com. Make sure to check with your local retailer for more specific details as availability and pricing varies in each market.

Additionally buying this bundle is the perfect way to prepare for the ultimate racing experience – Forza Motorsport 7, which is available now for pre-order and releasing globally on Sept. 29 for Ultimate Edition with Early Access and Oct. 3 for Deluxe and Standard Editions. Let’s get racing!

Content: Forza Horizon 3 and Hot Wheels Expansion Bundle
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: This bundle includes the full game of Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition and the Hot Wheels expansion together at a discounted price. With the purchase of this bundle, Forza Horizon 3 and the Hot Wheels expansion are yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10.

FORZA HORIZON 3 STANDARD EDITION You’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you.

FORZA HORIZON 3 HOT WHEELS EXPANSION The Horizon Festival and Hot Wheels have teamed up to create the ultimate playground for cars! Located off the coast of Australia, this chain of islands is here to make your Hot Wheels fantasies come to life with loops, corkscrews, boost pads, high bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps – and even mechanical dinosaurs! Create custom Hot Wheels Bucket List events by swapping out stunt track sections and dare your friends to try them. Race ten new cars including Hot Wheels icons like the Twin Mill and Boneshaker. Discover a new hidden barn find car, earn new Xbox Live achievements, and more.

Purchase Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels add-on for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store (if you already own Forza Horizon 3)

Purchase Forza Horizon 3 and Hot Wheels Expansion Bundle for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

 

Product Info:
Developer: Turn 10
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website: Forza Horizon 3
Twitter: @MSStudiosBlog / @ForzaMotorsport

NOTE: Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.

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On the heels of a record-setting December for Xbox One, today we are pleased to offer even more choice for our fans with two new Xbox One S bundles joining the line-up: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB and 500GB). Both bundles include the new Xbox One S, the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system, that allows you to play the best blockbuster games, watch 4K Blu-ray movies, stream Netflix and Amazon Video in stunning 4K Ultra HD, and experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with HDR. With over 100 console exclusives currently available, a growing library of Xbox 360 backward compatible games and more great games coming this year, there’s never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer.

As always, bundle availability and pricing vary by region, so check with your Microsoft Store or local retailer for more information.

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The Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle – The Best Way to Experience RTS

The Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle is now available in most markets worldwide for preorder ahead of its February 17th release, check with your local retailer for availability. This comes following 343 Industries’ closer look at the epic campaign and full suite of multiplayer modes for Halo Wars 2 shared last week. Available for $349.99 USD, the bundle includes:

  • Xbox One S – The Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle includes 1TB of storage so you can enjoy your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite games on the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system.
  • Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition ($79.99 value) – The RTS game for everyone includes the full game with four days of early access starting Feb. 17, the Season Pass and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition – an enhanced version of the classic real-time strategy game Halo Wars.
  • Xbox Wireless Controller – The all new Xbox Wireless Controller works with any Xbox One console and features enhanced comfort and feel with textured grip, improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices.
  • 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold – Experience all the benefits of the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live.

Halo Wars 2 offers a new look at the RTS genre, a hybrid of action-oriented and classic tactical gameplay, and a new story from the beloved Halo universe. The action takes place on the biggest Halo battlefield ever – bringing armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like Warthogs, Scorpions and more together against a terrifying new enemy known as The Banished. With varying levels of gameplay complexity, Halo Wars 2 is truly the RTS for everyone, created for both newcomers to RTS and strategy-genre veterans.

One of the most exciting upcoming features of Halo Wars 2 is the new Blitz mode, a hybrid card-collecting strategy game with Firefight and PvP modes. Fans can check out all the action of Blitz mode by joining the Halo Wars 2 open beta, happening now!

Halo Wars 2 launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Feb. 21, 2017 worldwide. To preorder the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle and receive early access to Halo Wars 2, visit your Microsoft Store, local retailer, or microsoftstore.com.

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Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundles (1TB and 500GB) – Open-World Driving on Xbox One S

The Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 1TB and 500 GB Bundles include 2016’s best-selling, highest-rated racing game. For anyone new to Forza, this is a great time to join the rest of the community with the latest release from the most successful racing franchise on any platform this generation. Forza Horizon 3 puts you in charge of the Horizon Festival, where you can customize everything, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars.

Available now at microsoftstore.com and select U.S. retailers for $349 USD, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB) will also make its way to additional markets starting on Feb. 7. Additionally, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (500GB) will be available worldwide beginning Feb. 7 for $299 USD. Both Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundles include:

  • Xbox One S – The Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundles will include your choice of either 1TB or 500GB of storage so you can enjoy your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite games on the ultimate games and entertainment system.
  • Forza Horizon 3 – A full game download of Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One and Windows 10, so you can share gameplay progress across platforms via Xbox Play Anywhere. And on Xbox One S, Forza Horizon 3 looks even more stunning with HDR, featuring Australian skyscapes in rich color and vibrant detail.
  • Xbox Wireless Controller – The all new Xbox Wireless Controller works with any Xbox One console and features enhanced comfort and feel with textured grip, improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices.
  • 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold – Experience all the benefits of the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live.

Now is the perfect time to get your favorite Xbox One S bundle. Head to your Microsoft Store, microsoftstore.com or local video game retailer for more information.

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Ready for a frozen adventure? Well, the wait is over because the Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is here! Available today in the Microsoft Store either as a standalone purchase or as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, Blizzard Mountain invites players to the snowy elevations of a brand-new playable area of Forza Horizon 3’s Australia.

A big part of the fun with Blizzard Mountain is the amazing roster of new cars and trucks coming to the game, each of which have been hand-picked to provide maximum fun in the extreme elevations and challenging weather conditions that can only be found on the mountain.

Heading off the list is the brand new 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX. Then there’s legendary rally racers like the 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B, the 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4, alongside rough and ready trucks like the 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept and the 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck and the 2016 RJ Anderson #37 RZR-Rockstar Energry Pro 2 Truck. Last, but not least, the 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car is a slice of modern rally brilliance that must be driven to be believed.

Purchase Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3

Read more over at the official Forza website and check out the day-long stream showing off the best of what the mountain has to offer over on the official Forza Beam channel. Time to enjoy the snow!


There are 3 versions of Forza Horizon 3 available for pre-order –  Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition – this bundle includes Forza Horizon 3.

Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition – this bundle includes Forza Horizon 3, Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack and VIP Membership.

Forza Horizon 3  Ultimate Edition – this bundle includes the full game of Forza Horizon 3, Early Access, the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, VIP Membership and cars, Forza Hub App, and the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack.

Content: Forza Horizon 3
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: You’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you.

Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.

There are 3 versions of Forza Horizon 3 available for pre-order –  Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

Product Info:
Developer: Turn 10
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website: Forza Horizon 3
Twitter: @MSStudiosBlog / @ForzaMotorsport

Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition – this bundle includes Forza Horizon 3.

Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition – this bundle includes Forza Horizon 3, Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack and VIP Membership.

Forza Horizon 3  Ultimate Edition – this bundle includes the full game of Forza Horizon 3, Early Access, the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, VIP Membership and cars, Forza Hub App, and the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack.

 

Read more about the release at Xbox Wire – Forza Horizon 3 Available Worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

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We are just days from the global launch of Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on September 27 (September 29 in Japan); however if you absolutely cannot wait to be the boss of the Horizon Festival, the Ultimate Edition is available today, giving fans early access to the Australian adventure. In addition to early access to Forza Horizon 3, Ultimate Edition owners receive the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, VIP membership and cars, and the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack which gives fans the chance to take 10 of the hottest modern race cars off the track and out onto the open road.

As Microsoft’s first Xbox One S game to feature High Dynamic Range (HDR), Forza Horizon 3 takes full advantage of HDR’s expanded contrast ratio and color accuracy. With HDR, our physics-based rendering system ForzaTech becomes even more accurate, bringing lifelike, natural and fine details to life like never before. Players experience vibrant light and sunbeams from an authentic Australian sky, precision highlighting on carbon fiber, glistening sand, detailed dirt and vegetation, and more. If you thought Forza games were already gorgeous, check out Forza Horizon 3 in HDR on Xbox One S.

To experience Forza Horizon 3 in HDR on Xbox One S, please make sure you have the right set up. This post will walk you through “Xbox One S: 4K, HDR and what you need to know” and provide tips and guidance before you play. You’ll need a 4K TV that supports HDRIf your 4K TV is set up correctly, it should automatically play HDR content—you don’t have to change anything on your Xbox One S.

We also want to let fans know that we will be offering a Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass for $34.99. The pass includes two expansions with the first being released this holiday and Ultimate Edition owners will receive a discount of $10 if purchased before the end of 2016. Stay tuned for more details in the near future.

If you haven’t experienced Forza Horizon 3 yet, you can download the free Xbox One demo here. See you out on the roads of Australia at the biggest automotive party of the year!

 

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The wait is almost over for Forza Horizon 3!

This Saturday, September 24, Xbox and Ford Performance will host the Forza Horizon 3 LA launch event at the Petersen Automotive Museum from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. to 1 a.m. UTC). The event will feature a meet-and-greet with Ken Block, hundreds of cars on display, free food and giveaways, live music from Peanut Butter Wolf and DJ Flow and the opportunity to go hands-on with Forza Horizon 3 before its September 27 release on Xbox One and Windows 10.

The event is free to the public (online RSVP required) and will be streamed worldwide on twitch.tv/forzamotorsport.

I will be there too, so if you see me – stop by and say hello.

Forza Horizon Car Meet

Owners of classic, custom, and exotic cars are invited to join the car meet on the museum parking deck, featuring hot rides from Forza fans and Los Angeles car clubs from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. PDT. Finalist cars will be identified during the meet that will be showcased during the Forza Horizon 3 LA launch later in the afternoon. Ken Block will choose his favorite cars, and the owner of the winning vehicle will receive a custom Xbox One S console and a copy of Forza Horizon 3. In addition, fans will be able to get up close with the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor race truck from Ford Performance.

Meet Ken Block

Ken Block, race car driver and star of the Gymkhana series – whose Gymkhana NINE was inspired by showcase events in Forza Horizon 3 – will be meeting with fans and taking questions on the live stream.

Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with Ken’s “daily driver,” a 2017 Ford Focus RS.

Twitch Live Stream

Fans from around the world will be able to take part in the live stream on Twitch.tv featuring Turn 10 Studios Community Director Brian Ekberg (@mechberg), Ken Block, me and many of the top Forza players from around the world showing their skills off in Forza Horizon 3. This live stream will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PDT.

The Petersen Automotive Museum

Recognized as the “world’s greatest car museum” by Top Gear magazine, the Petersen was dramatically transformed this year by a $90M renovation that included the addition of the Forza Motorsport Racing Experience, allowing visitors to race cars from the museum’s collection on the world’s most legendary tracks.

This is the third major Forza event this year hosted by the Petersen, following the North American debut of the Forza Horizon 3 cover car and the Michelin 24 Hours Forza Challenge.

The Petersen is a charitable organization supported exclusively by member donations and memberships. Several levels of memberships are available, including the Forza Motorsport Pass which includes exclusive benefits and privileges including after-hours Forza competitive gaming events.

Forza Horizon 3 is available for pre-order with 3 versions to choose from: Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition – this bundle includes Forza Horizon 3.

Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition – this bundle includes Forza Horizon 3, Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack and VIP Membership.

Forza Horizon 3  Ultimate Edition – this bundle includes Forza Horizon 3, Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack, VIP Membership and Car Pass. This bundle also provides early access to the game starting on 23 Sep.