FM.net: FH3 Announcement
FM.net: FH3 Pre-Order Announcement
FM.net: FH3 Loyalty Rewards Announcement
Forums: DLC and Editions thread
Xbox.com: Forza Horizon 3 main page and pre-order
Xbox Store: Standard and Deluxe and Ultimate description/pre-order
How many versions of the game are available, what's included, and what's not included?
- There are three Editions of FH3: Standard ($60), Deluxe ($80), and Ultimate ($100) available in two formats: digital (Xbox+PC, all three editions) and disc (Standard and Ultimate, Xbox only). The base game's content and roster of "over 350 cars" is the same for each Edition and both Xbox and PC versions, with the exception of a display settings menu for PC.
- Deluxe includes Standard game plus the All-Stars Car Pack and VIP membership.
- Ultimate includes the Deluxe list plus the Car Pass and Early Access.
- Early Access is not available to add to Standard or Deluxe Editions.
- Digital is the only way to get the Play Anywhere benefit (each Edition).
- Xbox disc is available in softcase Standard Edition and Steelbook Ultimate Edition. There is no PC disc option.
- Select retailers are offering Pre-Order Bonuses (next post) including DLC and Forza-branded merchandise.
- The "Ultimate" Edition does not guarantee "every add-on for FH3, ever" - the included Car Pass only covers regular monthly car packs through March, and past Forza games have released expansion DLC which cost extra for everyone. The Expansion Pass is not included with any edition.
- September 23, 2016 – Ultimate Edition Early Access (all regions except Japan);
- September 27, 2016 – Deluxe and Standard Editions (all regions except Japan);
- September 29, 2016 – Japan.
When is pre-loading and full release available?
- Digital pre-orders became available for pre-loading on the console with the game's Gone Gold announcementon August 30. (If your game has not pre-loaded on the console try selecting My Games & Apps, press the controller Menu button while on the game tile to Manage Game, and uninstall and reinstall it.) The pre-order size was up to 138MB while the installation size is 46GB+.
- The game was added to the Windows Store on September 2 www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh1z7tw Game pre-loading on the PC became available on September 21. Add-ons may not be available until the release date.
- Release time is midnight for each local timezone.
(Written by Manteomax)