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XBX1 Forza Horizon 3 - Open World Racing in Australia

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  1. NotAMagpieBogan

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    E3 saw the reveal of Forza Horizon 3 set in Australia featuring Surfers Paradise, The Great Ocean Road, Byron Bay, Yarra Valley and more. Correct me of I'm wrong, but is this the first open world game set in Australia?


    I'll update the OP with more info later tonight and as it comes.
     

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  2. ioppolo

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    I believe Mad Max is set in Australia
     
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    Map is twice the size of FH2.
     
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  4. NotAMagpieBogan

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    The new one? I don't much about the series but I didn't think that Mad Max was based in Australia anymore.
     
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    MUST BUY. Looks awesome.
     
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    Excuse the possibly stupid question having never played any of the Horizon series. Being an open world but with vastly different geographical locations, is it broken up into individual maps for each area or is it a fictional Australia where all these different areas are joined up?
     
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    that's hype. forza are the only xbox games i've played a good bunch of and i was interested to see where the next one was heading - down under is the shit!! and this is on PC right?
     
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    Definitely on PC.
     
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    Loved FH2 must buy.
     
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    Horizon 2 is easily the best racing game of this gen so far, so hopefully this takes it to another level. The fact it's set in Australia is great.

    Hopefully some more urban, downtown environments to race in too ala NFS Underground. The Horizon 2 map was expansive but made up of a lot of boring fields and uninspiring open areas.
     
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    The other ones were a single large map so I don't think this will be any different. Previously they were just set in a single region so there wasn't any issues like you mentioned of vastly different environments so it will be interesting to see how they do it.

    I'm keen though. I'm as far from a motoring enthusiast as it goes and I loved the last two. Especially FH2. That was awesome.
     

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    Horizon 2 got me playing racing games. The open world format appealed to me.

    Normal track based games I'll have two races and be bored. Where as the ability to drive off the track and go wherever was fun.
     
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    This looked fantastic. The Forza games have been so far ahead of everyone else this gen.

    Pretty cool to see it set in Australia.
     
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    The idea of racing along the Great Ocean Road into the Otways is insanely cool, would just be kind of jarring if all of a sudden I'm in Byron Bay. Wonder if we'll be able to do the drive from Byron to Nimbin
     
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    Would cream myself if metropolitan Melbourne was a drivable part of the map
     
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    Was drawn in by they fact it was in Australia, was sold watching that video in the Xbox presser. What a stunning looking game

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    Yep I'm on board!
     
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  20. dexter_

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    Map. Looks like a nice variety of environments.

     
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    I think that's what most were expecting. What were you hoping for?
     
  23. bulletride

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    It's exactly what I expected, more just pointing it out for confirmation. As I said earlier I've never played the series but I'm looking forward to getting stuck into this one
     
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    Horizon games are typically situated around some sort of festival which also serves as a hub for upgrades, crew etc. wonder if this one will be based out of Surfers? And if we could get a BF crew and just hang out on Caval being toolies.
     
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    Never played a forza game but this one has me interested. Being set in Australia is awesome!!
     
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