Microsoft and Playground Games is taking a sharp left turn with the next Forza Horizon 3 expansion, teaming up with Hot Wheels to introduce some of the toy line’s iconic cars and tracks into the open-world racing game.
The Hot Wheels expansion introduces a new campaign of events, a new region to explore, and 10 new cars to drive—though six of those are based on real, people-sized vehicles rather than tiny, collectible ones.
The expansion’s new location is described in the official announcement as “six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks—positioned hundreds of feet in the air—featuring classic Hot Wheels configurations like loops, corkscrews, and more.” Also promised are “boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs.”
This is, we can only assume, an incredibly authentic re-creation of an actual area within Australia, where a population driven mad by spider poison and the loss of Hugh Jackman poured billions of dollars into the construction of these perverse orange roadways. Truly, they are an affront to anyone’s God.
Nine of the cars included in the expansion have been announced so far. Here’s the list:
- 1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill
- 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker
- 2012 Hot Wheels Rip Rod
- 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
- 2016 Jeep Trailcat
- 2016 Zenvo ST1
- 2007 Toyota Hilux Arctic Trucks AT38
- 2010 Pagani Zonda R
- 1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49
Forza Horizon 3‘s Hot Wheels expansion is slated to arrive May 9th on Xbox One and PC. It’s included in the season pass, but will cost $20 as a standalone purchase.
Source: Xbox Wire