Forza Horizon 4 – Series 34Published April 3, 2021
The next series of Forza Horizon 4 is expected to launch sometime this April. The exact date is still unclear, but we’re extremely excited nonetheless for two new cars and some very overdue bug fixes for the Steam version.
This universally acclaimed racing game, Forza Horizon 4, will be entering its 34th Series, announced 1st April in a livestream. To be honest, this update is not exactly groundbreaking but is certainly not unwelcome. Two new cars will be added to the game in the first season of this upcoming series, and they are sure to disappoint no one.
Based on what we can see in the teaser trailer, joining the game’s roster of nearly 500 vehicles is the eternally classic 1968 Pontiac Firebird, a pony/muscle car that should start with a 6.6 liter V8 and 345hp. The other semi-confirmed new vehicle is very likely the 163 Porsche 356 Outlaw, a lightweight rear-engine speedster. We are looking forward to adding these absolutely stunning cars to our garage.
While it has not yet been confirmed, some are expecting that the BMW m8, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, 2012 Aston martin Virage, 2021 Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes 2021 Maybach GLS 600, 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi Rsq8, and Number 25 Ferrari 488 might also become available during this series.
Taking place in a somewhat modified representation of Britain’s geography, Forza Horizon 4 was released on Steam just around a month ago on March 9th. So far, it has been an absolute home run, with the vast majority of reviews being extremely positive. For a game that’s three years old, it’s surprising how many players leaped at the opportunity to add it to their Steam library, as it has very quickly attracted and retained the highest number of concurrent players in the category of racing games. One great feature we’re happy about is the ability to crossplay with the Xbox.
That’s not to say that everyone loves it. While this isn’t a complaint with the game in and of itself, some players were somewhat annoyed at the rather high price of $59.99. It’s not that old of a game, so it’s not surprising that the cost has not significantly reduced since its original release. However, there were a significant number of players that were experiencing unacceptably frequent frame stuttering and crashes. Considering that this is meant to be a AAA title published exclusively by Microsoft Studios, for the price, a lot of players were expecting better. Also, we can’t avoid mentioning that there are fairly long advertisements for the DLC, which by itself wouldn’t be that annoying if it wasn’t unskippable. Additionally, some players have complained about it getting stuck in photo-mode and having to hit Alt+F4 to get out.
That said, it is anticipated that the Forza Horizon 4 Series 34 update will be fixing the three most complained about issues on Steam:
- Multiplayer bugs and server disconnect
- Frame stutters, crashes, and other performance issues
- Steering problems
But if you’re not sure, you can always get the game through Xbox Game Pass, so you can try the game out first before buying and see if you really want it or not. For what it’s worth, we definitely think it is. In the year of its release, it was the winner in the Best Sports/Racing Game category at The Game Awards 2018. Forza Horizon 4 is currently available for Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Despite some valid complaints, it is one of this generation’s best racing games, among the best games currently available on the Xbox.