Forza Horizon screenshot
Forza Horizon screenshot

A demo of open-world Forza Motorsport spin-off Forza Horizon will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace ahead of the game's launch on October 23, developer Playground Games has confirmed.

Speaking to at a Forza Horizon preview event in London, Playground Games design director Ralph Fulton said "there's going to be an Xbox Live demo coming out, and I think that's going to be absolutely critical in convincing people who are going, 'They better not have ruined Forza!'

"They'll be able to pick it up and go, 'Okay, I see what they've done here'. And equally, the people who are like 'I didn't get on with Forza Motorsport for whatever reason, is this for me?', I think the Xbox Live demo is going to be a great way for them to pick it up and see how this is different."

Microsoft announced Forza Horizon in a low-key fashion ahead of E3 2012, but chose not to show the game running during its press conference.

Yesterday, Playground Games confirmed that the game would be getting DLC in the form of monthly car packs, a fully-fledged expansion on December 18 and a DLC season pass.

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Clockpunk's Avatar


I see the game as being more a TDU2/Burnout: Paradise mashup - which is precisely what I want in a racing game. I hope this belief to be so, I truly do.
Posted 16:00 on 19 September 2012
FantasyMeister's Avatar


I'm glad there's a demo as I haven't been convinced yet. So far the impression is a mashup of Need for Speed vs Test Drive rather than Forza itself. If the demo hints at more Forza then that'll be encouraging. If it doesn't then I'm quite happy to wait for Forza 5.
Posted 15:38 on 19 September 2012

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Release Date: 26/10/2012
Developer: Playground Games
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 37 8
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