Xbox gamers don’t have a whole lot to brag about right now when it comes to console exclusives, but the Forza Horizon franchise has long been something to bring up during those inevitable console war debates. Sure, the Forza Motorsport series is a thing of beauty, but then the Sony crowd counter with Gran Turismo. Forza Horizon, though, has little in the way of genuine competition. Forza Horizon 4 will be with us shortly, and just to remind all of us just how incredible Playground Games’ racing franchise is, there’s a demo running rampant on Xbox One and Windows PC right now.
I just about covered the entire story there in that last sentence – there’s a demo, it’s out now, get to it. What else can I tell you? Oh, the DLC. Playground Games has a little DLC pack ready to roll at launch, and it’s as British as Big Ben and bad weather. It’s the Best of Bond pack, folks, and it comes packing 9 brilliant James Bond cars and the BMW Z8. I kid, the Z8 was lovely.
Seriously though, the DLC has 10 James Bond edition cars spanning the series’ history from 1964 to 2015, so you’ll be up to your wheel nuts in Aston Martins and other classics from the films. Fancy a look at the full list? Here it is:
- 1964 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DB5
- 1969 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DBS
- 1974 James Bond Edition AMC Hornet X Hatchback
- 1977 James Bond Edition Lotus Esprit S1
- 1981 James Bond Edition Citroën 2CV6
- 1986 James Bond Edition Aston Martin V8
- 1999 James Bond Edition BMW Z8
- 2008 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DBS
- 2010 James Bond Edition Jaguar C-X75
- 2015 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DB10
The Best of Bond DLC will be included as part of the Ultimate Edition package thing, but if you’re picking up the standard edition of Forza Horizon 4 (because games are already bloody expensive, lets be honest, without having to shell out for a year’s worth of extra cars you might not want) you will be able to buy the extra 007 content separately for some money. I just don’t know how much.
Forza Horizon 4 will be out on 2 October on Xbox One, Windows PC.