Playground Games has announced that its celebrated open-world racer, Forza Horizon 4, will be released on Steam on March 9. This marks the first time that a Forza installment has made its way onto Valve’s storefront, which is great news for PC gamers who want to enjoy the game outside of Microsoft’s ecosystem (i.e., Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass). Cross-play support also means that Forza Horizon 4 players on Steam will be able to compete against racers on other platforms, such as Xbox and Android devices.
“Thanks to our community, gameplay in Forza Horizon 4 is more expansive than ever before with battle royale inspired racing via The Eliminator, added rewards for stunning in-game photography with Horizon Promo, and reinvented community-created challenges with the recent arrival of Super7,” wrote Forza Horizon creative director Mike Brown. “In this newest game mode, beat seven random challenges in a row for an exclusive reward, and even create your own custom challenges featuring structures and scenery—whatever you want, wherever you want.”
“Forza Horizon 4 also has two expansions that bring open-world driving to two vastly different terrains – the mysterious, treacherous roads of Fortune Island and the LEGO Brick countryside in LEGO Speed Champions. Explore all the environments the Horizon Festival has to offer by driving 600+ cars available to collect in-game—or expand your collection with iconic film vehicles from the Best of Bond Car Pack, stylish old-school drives from the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack, or thrilling action rides from the upcoming Hot Wheels Legends Car Pack.”
You can check out the Steam listing for Forza Horizon 4 here, which includes a collection of gorgeous screenshots demonstrating the racer’s high level of vehicle and environmental detail. An NVIDIA GTX 970, NVIDIA GTX 1060 3 GB, AMD R9 290x, and AMD RX 470 are listed under the recommended system requirements.