News, livestreams, and Calendar for Forza Horizon 4
As in the previous game forums I’ll be updating this thread as a resource to track official news and deadlines related to the game. Typical updates will include:
- Official channel articles (announcements, Week in Review), trailers, vidocs
- Official alerts on Twitter (support and other)
- Official livestreams
- Xbox tech announcements that impact FH4
- Press articles and interviews
- Expos where FH4 may have a presence
- Calendar of upcoming contest deadlines, livestreams, DLC dates etc (UNOFFICIAL)
I may keep this thread locked to keep it focused on info, and link to other threads for discussion. I encourage everyone to provide as much direct/original source info when they post news or links so that the community can judge the info first hand.
Forza Horizon 4 | Xbox - Overview and Pre-Order links
Forza Motorsport - News - Week in Review and other announcements are also posted in the Forza Hub app
https://support.forzamotorsport.net - FAQs, Release Notes, and Support ticket submission
www.twitch.tv/Forza - (renamed from /Forzamotorsport on 9/14/18)
Forza Official - launched April 2019, for discussion and content sharing, announcements and updates
Login • Instagram
https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground - Playground Games
www.twitter.com/MajorNelson - Larry Hyrb posts sales and deals
The official Forza livestream channel is Redirecting... which is often simultaneously streamed at www.twitch.tv/Forza (this channel has stream replays going back to 2013). Forza streams multiple times a week for two-hour sessions on a regular schedule:
- #TuesdayDrive - Tuesdays at 1pm Pacific time with Johniwanna
- #WheelAndPedalWeds - Wednesdays at 10am with Johniwanna
- #ThumbsUpThursday - Thursdays at 10am with Johniwanna
- #HeyWatchThis - Fridays midday with Verena Mei
#ForzaFriday - Fridays afternoon with rotating hosts
These are used for showing off new game events and multiplayer with viewers. Major announcements are usually not included in the regular streams but there may be summaries of the week’s news, and special streams for first looks at DLC.
#ForzaMonthly is a special once-a-month livestream (anticipated on the first Monday of the month, subject to change) that does cover major announcements and a look ahead at features and content coming in the next month.
See my www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars at www.ManteoMax.com for articles, events, and rewards (both Horizon and Motorsport series, plus gaming Expos). My www.bit.ly/FH4spreadsheets linked there also has a tab compiling official news and press links for a running history of the game’s development. See also http://www.kudosprime.com for a future visual online database of FH4 cars.
Here are some known and anticipated dates for FH4 based on previous game patterns:
- June 10, 2018: FH4 was announced at E3 during Microsoft’s Xbox Briefing^
- June 10: Playground Games joins Microsoft Studios^
- June 11: Pre-Order Bundle, Ultimate Edition, and DLC details announced^
- June 12: E3 floor demo available to visitors^
- June 15: Week in Review recap of FH4 at E3^
- Edit: Weekly developer livestreams in July were new for this game cycle
- July: Weekly car reveals typically begin about five weeks after (Edit: didn’t appear this year)
- July 19-22: FM7 had a presence at Comic-Con last year.
- Aug 21-25: Forza typically reveals more gameplay info at gamescom in Germany.
- Aug/Sep: Anticipate a Gone Gold announcement, Song list, Achievements list, possible Loyalty Rewards.
- September: a downloadable Demo is typically released a couple weeks before the game.
- September: a Launch Trailer is typically released.
- Sep 20-23: Ralph Fulton has given presentations at EGX in the past.
- September 28: FH4 Ultimate Edition owners get Early Access to the full game.
- October 2: FH4 Standard and Deluxe Edition launch worldwide.
- October 2: Car Pass begins weekly DLC car additions for 21 weeks.
- October: Anticipate weekly official Photo and Livery contests, and Forza Rewards.
- November: Forza games typically release a monthly content update with content and patches.
- December: Expansion 1 DLC has been announced for December 2018.
- Spring 2019: Expansion 2 DLC has been announced for the “First half of 2019.”