In just a bit less than a month, we’ll be bounding over the dunes and dashing through the jungles of Australia in Forza Horizon 3. The team behind the game has been steadily unveiling the cars we’ll be able to drive in the game, from the three-wheeled 1972 Reliant Supervan III to the blazing fast 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12. Joining the list this week is one of Master Chief’s favorite rides, the 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST.
Usually I’m not a big fan of these fan-service imports of cars from other games, but the Warthog looks right at home in the trailer above, and Australia’s rough terrain should make it a viable gameplay choice. I picked up one of the Fallout 4 cars added to Forza Motorsport 6 just to apply a classy 1960s Batman paint job to it, but the Warthog is something I might actually use in Forza Horizon 3. If you’ve played Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, you’ll get the Warthog as a free download when you pop in Forza Horizon 3.
Alongside that bit of Halo news, Playground Games announced that Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold, announcing the recommended PC specs for the game as well.
To get the game going at the team’s recommended settings, the following PC specs are suggested to run the game at 1080p resolution and, presumably, 60 frames per second:
- CPU: i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
- GPU (Nvidia): NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060
- GPU (AMD): R9 290X or AMD RX 480
- VRAM: 4GB
- RAM: 12GB
- Hard Drive Type :HDD
- Available Space: 55 GB
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Operating System: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101
Note that these are, again, the recommended specs, not the minimum, which is why the RAM needs are as high as they are and the video card options are pretty modern.
Playground Games says Forza Horizon 3 will have a “tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10,” including basics like full screen and V-sync (both of which were previously issues with Windows 10-specific games), as well as settings for things like motion blur, mirror reflection quality, and dynamic geometry.
“Whether playing on the recommended specs or pushing the hardware limits to deliver the ultimate 4K racing experience, Forza Horizon 3 players will have lots of options for making the most of their experience.”
With Forza Horizon 3 having gone gold, the game is set for its September 27 release on Xbox One and PC, where it will have not only cross-buy if purchased digitally, but cross-play as well.