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#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:02:32 AM(UTC)
A thread compiling links to news, reviews, and interviews about Forza Horizon 3.


Major announcements:
Song List Announcement and free trial of Groove Music - September 9, 2016
Week in Review Warthog interview, Driver's Unstruction, FH3 wrapped console - September 2, 2016
Gone Gold Announcement - Achievements List, Warthog (9/23 deadline) - August 30, 2016
Video: Gamescom gameplay with Ralph Fulton and Graeme Boyd - August 19, 2016
Forza Garage Week 6 - final car list at launch - August 24, 2016
Week in Review - June 17, 2016
Playground Games Blog: The Secret is Out!
Loyalty Rewards Announcement
Pre-Order Announcement
FH3 Announced
Video: E3 Xbox Briefing trailer and stage presentation with gameplay
Video: FH3 E3 Trailer
Video: Petersen Museum unveiling - June 11, 2016
Week in Review - June 10, 2016
Lamborghini Centenario cover car announcement - March 2, 2016


Some older articles of related interest:
IGN on FM6 - 'Australia is, per capita, the place where Forza is most popular' - Sep. 17, 2015
two5six - Dan Greenawalt discusses gaming/automotive industry - Sep. 10, 2015
Gamesradar on FM6 - Dan Greenawalt discusses licensing/coding difficulty on damage simulation - Sep. 1, 2015

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:06:26 AM(UTC)
The Smoking Tire Podcast
June 14, 2016
http://shoutengine.com/TheSmokingTire/straight-from-e3-w-dan-greenawalt-on-forza-horizo-20464
https://twitter.com/TheSmokingTire/status/742562120164773892

90 minute audio. Dan Greenawalt gives an overview of Forza Horizon 3 and discusses Surfer's Paradise, Twelve Apostles, the map is "twice the size of Forza Horizon [2]", how the game map is built and then populated with landmarks, HDR, car wishlists, Forza community, and feedback process with Apex Beta.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:57:33 AM(UTC)
In that podcast at the 43:35 mark, Dan says there might be a three wheel here and there and then says were not announcing the full car list yet. A few seconds later he says we wanted to get the game to a place where the physics could support shorter wheelbase things like Polaris as well as three wheels so there will be more about that coming up.

I'm thinking we may be getting the Slingshot -



and maybe some others as well.

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:24:44 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
... the map is "twice the size of Forza Horizon [1]"...


Could be a typo here Max. On the Announcement News page Brian says the map is twice the size of the FH2 map.

Brian Ekberg wrote:
Just like the real place, the Australia of Forza Horizon 3 is absolutely massive – in fact, it’s is twice as big as Forza Horizon 2’s map.



[Edit - corrected - MM]

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:54:44 PM(UTC)
The Seven Aussiest Things In Forza Horizon 3
CHRIS JAGER June 14, 2016
www.kotaku.com.au/2016/06/the-seven-aussiest-things-in-forza-horizon-iii/
https://twitter.com/KotakuAU/status/742875545910841344

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During this year’s E3 conference, Microsoft unveiled Forza Horizon III which will be set entirely Down Under. It’s being billed as the largest, most diverse and beautiful open world the Forza team has ever built. Well, duh! It’s bloody Australia, innit! But just how Aussie is this game going to be in reality? We asked the art director Benjamin Penrose to spill the beans. As it turns out, Fazza 3 is pretty flamin’ Aussie…

- Every state is featured
- The sky is Aussie
- It's got a flamin' 1951 Holden Ute
- It's (probably) got Barnesy and the Oils
- All of the voice actors are Aussies
- It's got 'roos and crocs
- You can do sick doughies

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#6 Posted : Monday, June 20, 2016 3:20:56 PM(UTC)
It's an important year for the annualization of Forza
2016-06-20 18:00:00· 2 minute read · Brett Makedonski@Donski3
www.destructoid.com/it-s-an-important-year-for-the-annualization-of-forza-369962.phtml
https://twitter.com/destructoid/status/745029286214569984

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For as much flak as the practice of annual installments in popular video game franchises catches, Microsoft feels like it's doing it the right way with Forza. Quietly, Microsoft has released a new Forza title every year for the past five years; the release of Forza Horizon 3 this year will make it six in six.

The reason the Forza release pattern has seemed restrained (even though it isn't) is because Microsoft is in a committed cycle of never following one game with another that's just like it. After a realistic and simulation-heavy Forza Motorsport title releases, the next year will see an arcade-like and lighthearted Forza Horizon game. Those are two very different experiences for two different audiences; only the most hardcore of racing fans care deeply about both of those.

It's a formula that has apparently worked thus far, but 2016 feels like something of a question mark. Forza Horizon 2 was great. Will Forza Horizon 3 iterate enough to distinguish itself, or will it just seem like a lot more Forza Horizon 2?

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#7 Posted : Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:09:45 PM(UTC)
Motorworldhype.com video interview (forum questions) with Ralph Fulton at E3:

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/turn10_postst63702_MotorworldHype-E3-2016-Forza-Horizon-3-Interview-With-Ralph-Fulton--VIDEO-LINK.aspx

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/turn10_postst64773_MotoworldHype-Forza-Horizon-3-Gameplay-Impressions.aspx

Tuning, visual customization (rims, body kits), Clubs, Drone Mode

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#8 Posted : Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:18:49 PM(UTC)
Forza Horizon 3 could feature the most beautiful skies in gaming ever – Interview
BY ERIC FREDERIKSEN | JUNE 20, 2016
www.technobuffalo.com/2016/06/20/forza-horizon-3-preview-interview

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“We had to go to Australia with this enormous camera rig that we built ourselves, and then we had people sit in the outback all summer where everything is trying to kill you,” he said. “We couldn’t just leave this thing – it had to be attended to. We had to change the lenses and clean them every 20 minutes.”

When asked if he, the creative director, was part of the effort, he laughed. “Well I didn’t do it. I’m not crazy,” he said.

“One thing we had to do is, in Australia, there are lots of spiders, right?” he asked us, reminding me of one of the 47 reasons I refuse to go to Australia. “In this camera rig, there are lots of crevices – we had to do a spider check, a spider pass, every time we went to change lenses.”

Ugh, no thanks.

Once all the spiders have been cleaned out, the skies captured, and the bodies of Playground Games have been disposed of (disclaimer: no one actually died during the filming process, probably), the team took that footage back to the studio. 12K, HDR footage is way more than any game system can handle.

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:32:23 PM(UTC)
Car Stories - iTunes podcast
June 21, 2016 By Petersen Automotive Museum
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dan-greenawalt/id880812994
https://twitter.com/Petersen_Museum/status/745302452572827652

"We sit down with @ForzaMotorsport creative director @dan_greenawalt on this week’s #CarStories Podcast."
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:47:44 AM(UTC)
Just how tough is it to get a car scanned into Forza?
by Tim Stevens @Tim_Stevens by Andrew Krok @andrewkrok
July 19, 2016 8:00 AM PDT
http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/just-how-tough-is-it-to-get-a-car-scanned-into-forza
https://twitter.com/CNET/status/755455926103048193

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Turn 10 Studios has quite the unveiling on its hands. Forza Horizon 3 brings the open-world racing game to the great Australian Outback, and there's plenty of both on- and off-road antics for players to get into. But while you might only see the polished, final version of the game, there's so much that goes into it.

Whether it's chasing down cars on 20-hour drives across the Australian continent, or pulling the "we don't talk about future product" line when it comes to a VR-enabled Forza game, Turn 10 has been very busy preparing for its latest debut. Tim Stevens, Roadshow's editor-in-chief, asks Brian Ekberg, Turn 10's community manager, all about it.


Q&A in the interview:
RS: The Australian auto market is very different from the American and European markets that have featured in previous games. What are some of the most distinctive aspects of Aussie motoring sets these cars apart?
Are there more Ford or Holden fans on the development team?
With the addition of the Nomad and Trophy Truck, it seems like Horizon 3 is going to be as much about off-road as on-road. What's the mix?
Any plans for a VR-capable Forza?
Which car was the hardest to get access to for scanning?
How long does it take to scan each car?
Is the process different for certain types of cars?
Just how ridiculous is the Lamborghini Centenario in person? How much time did you get to spend with it?
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:41:09 AM(UTC)
Forza Garage Week 3

Road & Track exclusive on August 2:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/entertainment/news/a30225/forza-horizon-3-car-reveal

Official announcement on August 3:
http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh3_forzagarage_week_3
with pics and profiles of:
1948 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta
1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Pininfarina Berlinetta
1969 Jaguar Mk II 3.8



New FH3 footage
FM6 Summer Car Pack trailer shows off new locations in FH3 and announces the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan for FH3:
http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/turn10_postst66990_New-Forza-Horizon-3-footage-in-latest-Forza-Motorsport-6-car-pack-trailer.aspx
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:41:17 AM(UTC)
Forza Garage Week 4

Autoblog exclusive on August 9:
http://www.autoblog.com/2016/08/09/forza-horizon-3-toyota-land-cruiser-meyers-manx-official/

Official announcement on August 10:
http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh3_forzagarage_week_4
with pics and profiles of:
1971 Meyers Manx
2011 Penhall Cholla
1979 Toyota FJ40



New FH3 footage
IGN article and exclusive video of an FH3 buggy race, the first viewable in 4K
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/09/forza-horizon-3-is-mind-blowing-in-4k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNTfRw5WGtA

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#14 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:10:35 PM(UTC)
Forza Garage Week 5

EVO exclusive on August 16:
http://www.evo.co.uk/news/18149/forza-horizon-3-adds-aston-martin-vantage-gt12-to-car-list

Official announcement on August 17:
http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh3_forzagarage_week_5
with pics and profiles of:
2017 Nissan GT-R
2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12
2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan (with feature video)



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#15 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:33:59 PM(UTC)
Gamescom Interviews: Forzathon

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/turn10_postst67493_Forza-Horizon-3-introduces-weekly-competitions-in-October--Forzathon.aspx

Gamescom 2016: Forza Horizon 3 Introducing New Weekly Challenge Feature, Forzathon
17 Aug 2016
By Joe Skrebels
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/17/gamescom-2016-forza-horizon-3-introducing-new-weekly-challenge-feature-forzathon
Quote:
Speaking to IGN at Gamescom today, Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton explained that the game will include a calendar of challenges at least a month in advance. Currently, rewards include a comedy horn pack and a Nissan Silvia S14 unlock.
Quote:
Forzathon competitions can be single-day or multi-day, and many of the rewards offered will be available only through completion of the challenge (although Fulton was keen to stress that popular rewards would be re-used in multiple events).

"[The challenges] might be really simple," explained Fulton, "or they might be really fiendish."


Forza Horizon 3 introduces weekly competitions in October
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Aug 17, 2016 at 8:00a
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/17/12514872/forza-horizon-3-forzathon-weekly-challenges
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Of note is the event Oct. 14, when players can win a Nissan Silvia S14, and an unannounced event Oct. 28-30. News on that event is still incoming, though Fulton said players will be able to win and drive a vehicle that "has never been drivable in Forza before, which you will not believe."

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#16 Posted : Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:46:35 PM(UTC)
Week in Review - August 19 - gamescom recap
www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_8_19_16

FH3 wins "Best Racing Game" of gamescom:
www.gamescom-cologne.com/gamescom/for-exhibitors/registration/gamescom-award/index.php
https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/766928467334160384
and DualShockers award: https://twitter.com/DualShockers/status/766988526088957952
and maybe IGN's People's Choice award (voting closes August 21)

Video with Graeme Boyd and Ralph Fulton revealing new environmental locations (pink lake, mining town, Surfer's Paradise), Blueprint options, car Types, and widebody kits:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ONGh15csk8
https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/766669627418144769
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:13:49 AM(UTC)
Forza Garage Week 6

Caradisiac exclusive on August 23:
https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/768130272479088640

Official announcement on August 24:
www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh3_forzagarage_week_6
with pics and profiles of:
1972 Reliant Supervan III
1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon
2015 Alumi Craft Class 10 Race Car
"We are also revealing the final 65 cars for Forza Horizon 3" including the 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 which was not included in the 64 cars revealed by Caradisiac.



Volkswagen
Ralph Fulton: “I’ll be honest with you, there’s no Volkswagen in Forza Horizon 3,” he confirmed. “I can’t talk about it, but I’m sufficed to say I’m not happy about it – it’s not going to be in the game.”
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:50:38 PM(UTC)
UNLOCKED 260: FORZA HORIZON 3 DEVELOPER INTERVIEW video podcast
24 AUG 2016
www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/25/unlocked-260-forza-horizon-3-developer-interview
at 47th minute to 110
-Capturing Australian skies - 3 HDR cameras = 4K, cleaning every hour
-Creation of the Playground Games studio
-Relationship with Turn 10
-Ralph's favorite car, studio parking lot
-Drivatars - hire up to 4 at any one time, honk at Drivatars to have up to 4 in a Convoy, challenge each other to races
-How cars are added to the game - pop trends, Australia, personality cars
-HDR "even more game changing than 4K", Physically-Based Rendering System
-Being an independent studio
-Project Scorpio and PC versions future
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:23:12 PM(UTC)
Halo Warthog in FH3

Forza Horizon 3 Gone Gold
August 30
www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh3_gonegold
https://twitter.com/ForzaMotorsport/status/770638341096218624
Welcome the Warthog https://youtu.be/580Z5_JwqTw
Xbox Live Achievements
Recommended PC Specs
Language Support


HOG ON THE HORIZON
Canon Fodder Issue 87 By GrimBrother One - August 31
www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/canon-fodder-hog-on-the-horizon
"It’s an understatement to say that working with our awesome partners at Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios has been a blast! There are unsung heroes on both ends of the process who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the driving experience provided by the Warthog in Forza Horizon 3 is just as rewarding for Halo players as it is for Forza drivers.
We sat down with one such hero from the talented team at Playground Games, Chris Phillips, to talk to him about the process of realizing the Warthog in their new title."
GRIM: Hey Chris! To start out, from the perspective of a modern-day motorsports-focused franchise, what excites you about being able to include a vehicle like the Warthog in Forza Horizon 3?
GRIM: So with the Warthog being “born” from video games, how does creating a vehicle from another “purely digital” source compare to let’s say taking a “real world” car like a Viper or Zonda and prepping it for inclusion within a Forza game?
GRIM: I can imagine! Can you talk a little bit about the partnership process between the Forza and Halo teams? How was the experience working alongside another game franchise on a project like this instead of simply working with another auto manufacturer?
GRIM: What would you say is your own personal favorite aspect about driving the Warthog in Forza Horizon 3?
GRIM: Makes sense the all that experience traversing exotic alien worlds would prepare the Warthog well for dealing with Australia. If you had to compare the Warthog to other vehicles in the game, which ones feel most similar to the iconic UNSC all-terrain monster?
GRIM: Hmm, I wonder if you could put a turret on that… Anyway, to close, what is it about Forza Horizon 3 that you feel most perfectly suits the Warthog driving experience?
[interviews with 343 staff on car culture]
"If you want to learn even more about the new M12S Warthog CST, you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on ForzaMotorsport.net tomorrow for a very special edition of their awesome Heavy Metal Affliction series. In it, they’ll detail the nature of bringing your favorite Puma-tired off-road Chief-hauler to the Australian outback in Forza Horizon 3. Also, keep an eye out for the upcoming installment of This Week On Xbox, which will feature a special segment that sees Major Nelson joined by Dan Greenawalt, Kiki Wolfkill, and a larger than life special guest – don't miss it. And don’t forget to be on the lookout for Xbox Live messages containing your code to redeem for your very own Warthog in the upcoming driving game."
https://twitter.com/ForzaMotorsport/status/771135180949991424
https://twitter.com/Halo/status/771111000762298368
discussion thread
Video: Warthog visits T10 parking lot with Major Nelson, Dan Greenawalt, and Kiki Wolfkill



Forza Horizon 3 Presents: Driver's Unstruction
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfmPsSqv8RM
"Three newly licensed drivers.
A 700 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador.
And professional racecar driver, Tanner Foust, here to show them the right way to drive in Forza Horizon 3 and the wrong way to drive in real life.
This is Driver's Unstruction, where limitations and rules are stripped away so you can embrace the thrill of wild racing."
discussion thread
https://twitter.com/ForzaMotorsport/status/771043453467713536
https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/771000722066382848

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#20 Posted : Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:00:20 PM(UTC)
INTERVIEW: THE AUSTRALIAN WAYS OF FORZA HORIZON 3
KEVIN HE SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
http://press-start.com.au/features/2016/09/07/interview-australian-ways-forza-horizon-3/
https://twitter.com/PressStartAU/status/773338759886614528

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Earlier this week we had the privilege of chatting to Ben Penrose, who is the Art Director for Forza Horizon 3. He shared some information about why Australia was chosen for the location of Forza Horizon 3, how they captured the variety of climates and locations as well as how sound is a bit part of the game.

Q&A:
Can you tell us about how you came to the decision to bring the Forza Horizon franchise to Australia?
There are so many iconic locations that Australia has, possible more than what Horizons 3 manages to cover. How did you manage to narrow it down to the ones you ended up picking?
Outside of the locations and some authentic Australia vehicles, what else is representative of Australian culture?
The sound design in Forza is quite famous for it’s high level of authenticity, what went into creating the sounds for this game?
Horizon’s weather system looks like the most realistic one yet, can you tell us about the process that went into capturing the different atmosphere’s and climates?
Australia’s east coast has a somewhat notorious reputation for it’s schizophrenic weather system, did you capture that climate?
What are your plans for Horizons 3 post release in terms of DLC?
Final question, what would your next hypothetical Horizons game be set in?




Video interview with Ben Penrose via Good Game TV
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUTGvbPyC0E
https://twitter.com/GoodGameTV/status/773424768615870464

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#21 Posted : Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:26:16 AM(UTC)
Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles
by David Zalstein
www.caradvice.com.au/477682/forza-horizon-3-for-real-super-cars-muscle-cars-and-the-12-apostles/

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Forza Horizon 3 is one of the most anticipated video games to be released this year, and – thanks to Xbox – CarAdvice got a sneak preview of the game and some one-on-one time with one of the key people behind it, all while taking in the gorgeous views and divine roads of Victoria’s surf coast in a selection of performance-car perfection.

Due to be released on September 27 for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, Forza Horizon 3 is the third instalment from UK-based game developers Playground Games and is set to feature over 350 cars, which you can customise and personalise to your style.

The big news for local fans, though, is that this time the game’s open-world is based on and inspired by our own backyard – Australia.

Given this, we tagged along to join the ultimate real life Forza Horizon 3 cruise: Torquay to Port Campbell – via the world famous 12 Apostles – in an Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Ferrari California, Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint, HSV Maloo R8 LSA, Jaguar F-Type, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, and Nissan GT-R.

Enjoying his first-ever trip out to Australia, we thought it was fitting to grab a chat with Playground Games art director Ben Penrose while he was behind the wheel of the most quintessentially ‘Aussie’ car: the ute.


93 photos and Q&A about the game, plus:
CA: What elements of the game and game development in general will continue to evolve and get better? How far off the limits are we?
CA: How ‘real’ do you think driving simulators are now, and how ‘real’ do you think they will be in the future?
CA: And finally, Ben, if you have one, what’s your ultimate dream car?

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#22 Posted : Friday, September 9, 2016 3:43:48 PM(UTC)
Drive to the Music You Love in Forza Horizon 3 with Groove
by Brian Ekberg, Community Manager at Turn 10 Studios Posted on September 9, 2016 at 8:00 am
http://news.xbox.com/2016/09/09/drive-music-you-love-forza-horizon-3-groove
https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/774205245400358913

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The Forza Horizon 3 original soundtrack features a broader musical selection than any Horizon game before with nearly 150 songs across eight, in-game radio stations. On top of returning favorites like Horizon Pulse and Horizon Bass Arena, several new stations add new and classic hits from genres across hip hop, indie rock, punk/metal, and of course, classical music.

There’s even more to the Forza Horizon 3 music experience than a sweet soundtrack. Now, for the first time ever, you can rock music you choose as you drive the Horizon with a Groove Music Pass on Xbox One or PC.

New to Groove? Test drive millions of songs with zero obligations. Our 14-day, no-credit-card trial gives you nonstop music, plus playlists, artist radio, and more – all for the low cost of free. With Forza Horizon 3 and Groove, it’s all about playing what you love – one press of the button and you’re on the way.

Check out the Forza Horizon 3 music stations and full track list below.

Some restrictions may apply, visit https://www.microsoft.com/groove to learn more.



INTERVIEW: PLAYGROUND GAMES’ RALPH FULTON TALKS FORZA HORIZON 3‘S AMAZING SOUNDTRACK
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 DAVID SMITH
http://iris.theaureview.com/interview-playground-games-ralph-fulton-talks-forza-horizon-3s-amazing-soundtrack/
"With Forza Horizon 3 only a matter of weeks away, and the soundtrack announcement fresh in our minds, we had a chance to chat to Playground Games’ Creative Director Ralph Fulton via email about what goes into curating a soundtrack of this size and scope."
The Iris: What goes into crafting a track list for a game like Forza Horizon 3? Is there a set of rules for picking songs (like a good mixtape for instance) or is it more a matter of whether or not it feels like a good fit?
This is a track list that spans multiple genres and decades of music. Was there a person or team in charge or curation?
Given its setting, it makes sense that Forza Horizon 3 would sport a strong set of tracks from Australian artists. Can you tell us a little about the local artists you’ve chosen for the soundtrack and why?
How do music labels like Future Classic come to be involved in Forza Horizon 3?
At what stage of development does soundtrack curation begin? Do you start throwing together a dream list right away or does it begin further down the line?
Obviously, the game will have its own original music too. Can you tell us a little about that and who composed it?
Bearing in mind that the soundtrack for Forza Horizon 3 was chosen to carry a particular overall vibe, do you find that the new soundtrack pairs well with certain specific in-game locations the same way?
What are your three personal favourite tracks from the soundtrack?
Alright, fast hypothetical to finish up: The Xbox One now let’s you create your own playlists. You’re putting together your own personal, custom playlist for Forza Horizon 3. What’s on it?

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#23 Posted : Friday, September 9, 2016 3:52:44 PM(UTC)
SWIPE | How A Forza Game Is Made
Sky News Published on Sep 9, 2016
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgtaRmmBxsQ
https://twitter.com/SkyNewsSwipe/status/774252350382931968

"Meanwhile, behind the scenes at Playground Games, Chris Creegan learns how the upcoming racing game Forza Horizon 3 was put together ahead of its release on 27 September."
Gemma Morris, Kelvin Janson, Simon Gibson, Ralph Fulton - footage from Australia camera work, audio testing, frame rendering, tax discussion, new racing footage
"Watch Swipe this weekend on Sky News on Friday at 9.30pm; Saturday at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm and Sunday at 2.30pm and 4.30pm."

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#24 Posted : Friday, September 9, 2016 4:02:10 PM(UTC)
TA Podcast: Forza Horizon 3 Interview with Grant Orban from Playground Games
By Dave Horobin, September 9
http://www.trueachievements.com/n25163/ta-podcast-forza-horizon-3-interview-with-grant-orban-from-playground-games.htm
https://twitter.com/TrueAchievement/status/774274175120867328

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Today is a very special podcast for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because it marks our 50th show (including specials), but most importantly because we were lucky enough to be joined at the end of the show by a very special guest, Grant Orban from Playground Games, who gave us an insight in to what goes into making a game like Forza Horizon 3.

On this week's show we talk about what we've been playing this week, NBA 2K17: The Prelude, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (Win 10), the UHH 2 Contest, the latest news and new achievement lists from the past week, as well as speaking to exclusively Grant about Forza Horizon 3.
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#25 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:03:59 PM(UTC)
September 12 Press Previews
Press outlets revealed the first hour of FH3 gameplay and features from an event held in London a couple weeks ago.
List of Twitter/article/YouTube links
DigitalFoundry gameplay, impressions, framerate test
MotorworldHype interview with Ralph Fulton and discussion thread
AR12Gaming interview with Ralph Fulton

FH3 Demo release
https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/775381154148909056
FM.net: www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh3_demo_announce
Forums: discussion thread
"A standalone “Forza Horizon 3” PC demo will be released sometime after launch."




Ken Block, Gymkhana Nine, and Forza Horizon 3

Ken Block's Gymkhana Nine
BY ANDREW HILMAN JUNKYARD09/13/2016
http://blog.hoonigan.com/ken-blocks-gymkhana-nine/
"For his 9th installment of Gymkhana, Block pilots his all-new 2016 Ford Focus RS RX! Yes, that’s the same car he currently races in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. This is the first time it is off the racetrack and on public tarmac! Take notes cause you’ll be able to drive it on the streets soon too… in the new Forza Horizon 3!"

Xbox and Ken Block Bring Forza Horizon 3 to Life in Gymkhana NINE
by Brian Ekberg, Community Manager at Turn 10 Studios Posted on September 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
http://news.xbox.com/2016/09/14/xbox-ken-block-bring-forza-horizon-3-life-gymkhana-nine
https://twitter.com/Xbox...tatus/776076062946054144
"On Saturday, September 24, Ken Block, the developers of Forza Horizon 3, and Ford Performance will reunite at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles for a launch event from 4-7 PM PDT (11 PM – 1 AM UTC). The event will feature a car show open to Los Angeles area car clubs, vehicles from Ford Performance including Ken Block’s Ford Focus RS and the 2017 F-150 Raptor factory race truck, as well as the opportunity to meet Ken Block! The event will be streamed on Twitch.tv that Saturday, giving the chance for fans around the world to participate in the action including live-streamed Forza Horizon 3 gameplay from some of the world’s best players. The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax in Los Angeles, California 90036."



#AcrossTheHorizon

Bringing Forza Horizon 3 to Life with a Cross-Canada Adventure
by Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief Posted on September 14, 2016 at 10:05 am
http://news.xbox.com/2016/09/14/bringing-forza-horizon-3-life-cross-canada-adventure
https://twitter.com/Xbox...tatus/776108153922400256
www.xbox.com/en-CA/acrossthehorizon
"15 Days; 8 Challenges; 5 Major Cities; 1 Ultimate Road Trip
To celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 3, we’re setting out across Canada on an adventure that puts fans in the driver’s seat. Starting today in Vancouver, British Columbia, we’re travelling across the country to a Forza Horizon-inspired event in Montreal, Quebec. Along the way, we’ll make pit stops to complete real-life challenges chosen by you, in vehicles inspired by the award-winning game. That’s right. You can vote on the challenges to decide where our adventure takes us on each stop. To vote, follow us on social at @XboxCanada #AcrossTheHorizon."

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