Forza Horizon Four now tootling round Fortune Island

While I used to be being dragged all the way down to the depths of England final week (enterprise causes), Forza Horizon 4 was pushing increased into Scotland with the launch of its first growth, Fortune Island. The fictional new hunk of rock has sprouted off Scotland, seemingly drawing inspiration for roads and landmarks from numerous locations across the highlands and islands, together with Skye. It’s a wild and rugged panorama which must make no concessions to actuality, principally (although some actual Scottish landscapes appear to think about actuality non-obligatory, in my expertise). Also, it has hidden treasure. And a Morris Minor with picket trim.

Here, see these roads, these mountains, these cliffs, the aurora borealis, these villages and landmarks which clearly are based mostly on locations in actual Scotland that aren’t on islands and due to this fact have been shuffled round a bit and renamed.

God, it is a stunning nation. Parts of Scotland seem like they’re out of fantasy motion pictures, which might be as a result of they’re typically used as filming areas. Last month I swam in a blood-red burn winding by a moss-caked glen, which I’m advised was used as some magical spring in Outlander. And it’s simply there. Around. All these unreal landscapes are. All the time. And by some means that’s acceptable? It’s okay to only have magical landscapes hanging round? People enable this?

I’ve seen some Forza Horizon Four gamers saying Fortune Island is principally extra of the identical with new puzzle-y treasure hunts on prime. Which sounds positive if you’d like extra Horizon 4? Or actually like treasure chests. Or Morris Minors. It’s not a nasty game to need extra of.

“Forza Horizon 4 is quickly turning into one of my favourite racing games,” wrote Stirling Matheson (nonetheless one of the best title of anybody to ever write about racing games) in our Forza Horizon 4 review. “For me, it’s up there with iRacing, but for totally different reasons.”

Fortune Island prices £15/€20/$20 on its tod or comes as a part of the Expansions Bundle with the mysterious second growth (due in 2019 by the tip of June) for £29/€35/$35.


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