Forza Motorsport's oddball, open-world cousin has returned. As expected, Microsoft has announced Forza Horizon 3, from perennial Horizon developer Playground Games. Whereas past titles centered around street racing events in Colorado and France / Italy, respectively, Horizon 3 takes place in Australia. More importantly, there are off-road vehicles you can drive. With the Motorstorm series seemingly on indefinite hold, this may be the new go-to colorful arcade racer.
Forza Horizon 3 is due out September 27th — yes, this year — for both Xbox One and Windows 10, making it the first full Forza title for PC (the free-to-play Forza 6 spinoff Apex launched in open beta last month).