XBX1 Forza Horizon 3 - Open World Racing in Australia

NotAMagpieBogan

Premiership Player
Joined
Mar 17, 2014
Posts
3,719
Likes
3,261
Location
Vic
AFL Club
Collingwood
Thread starter #1

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.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Oct 3, 2010
Posts
19,710
Likes
11,988
Location
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Chelsea, OKC Thunder, Scorchers
#2

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.
I believe Mad Max is set in Australia
 

bulletride

All Australian
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
756
Likes
1,425
AFL Club
Essendon
#6
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?
 

simba_

ask me how to use this space for advertising
Joined
Jun 2, 2009
Posts
11,614
Likes
6,525
Location
50XX
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Liverpool, mew2king, Utah Jazz
#7
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?
 

Jobe Watson

Brownlow Medalist
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Posts
13,166
Likes
16,031
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Arsenal
#10
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.
 

dwwaino

Moderator
Joined
Jun 25, 2011
Posts
7,711
Likes
7,498
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
BVB, MVFC
Moderator #11
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?
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.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Ant_

Super Moderator
Joined
Oct 10, 2006
Posts
44,810
Likes
24,506
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Admin #12
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.
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.
 

bulletride

All Australian
Joined
Aug 16, 2009
Posts
756
Likes
1,425
AFL Club
Essendon
#15
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.
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
 

Mingo

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Posts
7,262
Likes
3,424
Location
Western
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Melbourne Renegades
#18
Was drawn in by they fact it was in Australia, was sold watching that video in the Xbox presser. What a stunning looking game

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
 
Top Bottom