Forza Horizon 3 is undoubtedly one of our most anticipated racing games of 2016, so it's unsurprising that it was one of the games at the top of our agenda as Alan trawled through the crowded halls of Gamescom searching for racing games to cover.
From Alan's first hands-on, Forza Horizon 3 instantly impresses with its stunning visuals seen in this direct feed footage, as we see the Lamborghini Centenario cover car undressed with the camera lingering over its exposed V12 engine.
Embarking on the first race, we take in the stunning scenery of Forza Horizon 3's rendition of Australia, and it's an absolute feast for the eyes with some stunning lighting effects and jaw dropping draw distances. Open world games such as Test Drive Unlimited 2 and The Crew tend to suffer visually, but not so with Forza Horizon 3. Playground Games have done a phenominal job getting the most out of the Xbox One hardware.
The sense of speed is scintillating too, as Alan tames the lively Lamborghini Centenario – a car capable of 217 mph thanks to its 770bhp, V12 engine. Forza Horizon 3 will be your first chance to experience the centenario, as the car doesn't officially go on sale until next year.
The action then switches to a Chevrolet Silverado Trophy Truck as we navigate some off-road terrain. The varied terrain means that off-roading will take a more central role in Forza Horizon 3, so you can expect to tame a variety of off-road vehicles – some of which were recently revealed in the weekly Forza Horizon 3 car reveals.
With its expansive map that's twice as large as Forza Horizon 2, a car roster of 370 vehicles and visuals that must surely be pushing the Xbox One to its limits, Forza Horizon 3 is shaping up to be another enjoyable effort from the talented team at Playground Games.
You can look forward to more Forza Horizon 3 gameplay footage from Gamescom coming soon.
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