Forza Horizon announced for Xbox 360 this year

The newest instalment in the acclaimed Forza Motorsport racing series will be arriving on Xbox 360 later this year.

Officially unveiled during Microsoft's recent Xbox Showcase, Forza Horizon is due for release this autumn and will be developed by UK-based Playground Games, in collaboration with Forza creator Turn 10 Studios.

Little is known about the new game, other than that it will offer a new take on the classic franchise, with the teaser video suggesting an experience that celebrates car culture as much as the machines themselves.

Fans should rest assured that their beloved series is in safe hands, as Playground Games is made up of staff who have previously worked on acclaimed hits like DiRT, Colin McRae Rally, TOCA and GRID.

The Forza franchise is in rude health following the October 2011 debut of Forza Motorsport 4, which proved to be a chart-topping hit and a critical darling.

Featuring more cars than ever before, the game also introduced Kinect features that allow players to explore the interior of virtual cars in a uniquely realistic manner.

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