The wait is over! As promised, Forza Horizon received its first proper showing during today's Microsoft Xbox 360 E3 conference, delivering an action packed trailer that showcased the first in-game footage.
An assortment of licensed cars were shown throughout, including a classic Audi Quattro, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 and Mazda RX7 tearing through open roads, weaving through traffic (which appear to be licensed as we spotted a Chysler PT Cruiser and Ford Taurus among others) and even jumping over off-road hills.
An emphasis was placed on a MotorStorm-style festival atmosphere and the dynamic day and night cycles were also shown, along with a glimpse of the damage modelling as a car flips over.
We can also see a brief glimpse of the other race modes that were previously outed by Forza Life – look closely, and you can see an 8C Competizione racing against a helicopter and an SRT Viper racing a plane.
The trailer also reaffirms that Forza Horizon will be released October 23rd.
Analysing the trailer, we can now confirm the following cars will appear in Forza Horizon, as shown on the Internet Games Car Database:
- 2012 BMW M5
- 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
- 1983 Audi Sport quattro
- 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser (traffic car)
- 2005 Ford GT
- 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (traffic car)
- 2010 Ford Taurus (traffic car)
- 1997 Mazda RX-7
- 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
- 2010 Nissan 370Z
- 2002 Nissan Skyline R34
- 2013 SRT Viper GTS
- 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle (traffic car)