Post by Carrythxd on Sept 12, 2016 16:15:33 GMT -5
I'm hoping for a PC demo as well, hopefully they'll release it soon
But after playing the demo on XOne for a few hours, I have to say I'm surprised. The graphics, vehicles, vehicle sounds (and other sound effects) are all perfect, the vehicle handling is really damn good as well. The map.. Is just wow. You can only play in a small area of the map in the demo but just that small area looks fantastic so I can't wait to see how the final map looks like once you can enter all of the other areas! The game also has a full day & night cycle, along with different weather options, there seems to be rain, rain 'shower' and a rainstorm. Unfortunately you can't shut your engine off, or turn on/off your lights when you want to do so.
I also gave the multiplayer a try, it is fully free roam, you join a session and then you're free to do whatever you want around the map, just like in GTA Online (for example). I didn't have a chance to test the co-op campaign but from the looks of it, it seems like you're able to play through the whole game with your friend(s) and the progress you make, also counts towards your solo progress. You also have these racing events in free roam where you can race against other people. And from the looks of it, it seems like 12 players are the max amount of players in one session, I'm not sure if it'll be increased on the PC version but atleast that's the case on the XOne version
Oh, and you can also choose what your character looks like, and what their nickname/name is (I chose Kangaroo as my nickname ), it's not really the most useful feature but it's still cool to be able to 'customize' your character
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2016 16:18:20 GMT -5 by Carrythxd
guessing the demo is out to stay now or is it a timed beta type thing? Anyway Free roam car meet this weekend?
I think it's going to stay for good, it's going to remain as a demo so that people can try out the game before they buy it, but I'm not sure on that, I'm just guessing Also, absolutely! It would be awesome to have a car meet in the demo, haha
Post by Carrythxd on Sept 13, 2016 10:56:34 GMT -5
The PC demo will be out after the launch of the game, source. Not really sure why they decided to do it like that, atleast in my opinion it would've been much better to release the demo now along with the XOne version so that people can see if their PCs can handle the game/if they enjoy playing the game, but oh well, I guess Microsoft didn't think that way or there was some technical reason why it can't be released until after the launch.
EDIT: Don't want to make another reply just for this so I'll edit this one:
If you go to the Windows Store, then search for "Forza Horizon 3", choose the Ultimate Edition and click on the Forza Horizon 3 link in the "Included in this bundle" tab, from there you can click on the "Install" button and then choose the drive you want to pre-load the game on to. After that it'll download about 4MB of data which is the pre-load placeholder and then lets you pre-load it whenever the pre-load is available. And, the size of the full game seems to be around 60GB according to the downloader, which is quite a lot! You also need to have the Windows 10 Anniversary update to be able to pre-load the game, you can grab that from the Microsoft blog if you don't have it already, here.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2016 18:41:27 GMT -5 by Carrythxd
Post by Carrythxd on Sept 20, 2016 16:16:39 GMT -5
The PC pre-load is now available in the Windows Store!
If you go to the Windows Store, then search for "Forza Horizon 3", choose the Ultimate Edition and click on the Forza Horizon 3 link in the "Included in this bundle" tab, from there you can click on the "Install" button and then choose the drive you want to pre-load the game on to. After that it'll download about 49GB of data. You also need to have the Windows 10 Anniversary update to be able to pre-load the game, you can grab that from the Microsoft blog if you don't have it already, here.
EDIT: Apparently right now there's a bug/glitch in it that only lets you pre-load the game on to the SSD/HDD that your OS is installed on, hopefully they'll fix it soon!
EDIT2: Looking at the forums, it looks like the issue might not be caused by the drive you're trying to pre-load the game on to and is actually caused by something else! Oh well, either way, I hope they fix it soon
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2016 5:25:05 GMT -5 by Carrythxd