Forza Horizon 3 first introduced the ability to drive Halo’s famous Warthog nearly two years ago, and Forza Horizon 4 (due October 2nd) is taking that Halo combination a step further. Playground Games has worked closely with current Halo developers 343 Industries to create a miniature Halo experience inside of Forza Horizon 4. It’s essentially a side quest that teleports you into a drivable Warthog, while Banshees chase you along the beautiful route of the British countryside.
I got an early look at the Halo “experience showcase” at Gamescom today, and Cortana narrates the whole thing. The Warthog you drive is piloted by Master Chief, and a Pelican aircraft follows you along the route. News of this experience leaked out (see image below) last week, but Microsoft is still not providing screenshots or a video of it for everyone to see just yet.
Halo fans will enjoy this fun crossover, and it’s something we might see a lot more of now that Playground Games has been acquired by Microsoft. It’s a brief encounter until whenever Halo Infinite launches, but Forza Horizon 4 also includes the ability to freely explore the British countryside. Combined with dynamic seasons, Forza Horizon 4 looks like it will include some challenging changes to its typical arcade racing style.
Forza Horizon 4 is set for release on October 2nd for Xbox One and PC.