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UPDATED: Forza Horizon 4 demo incoming, with seasons and all

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According to Microsoft's Store, Playground Studios' racing gem Forza Horizon 4 is getting a demo today, 12 September 2018, and while the PlayStation 4 crowd is busy with Spider-man, Xbox One fans will have to settle for a partial exclusive.

UPDATE: Yep, it's here alright and we're anxious to give it a go. Needless to say, expect a preview soon.

Well, "settle" probably isn't the right choice of words considering that Forza Horizon 4 is part of Microsoft's Play Anywhere program. This means that buying the game on Xbox One buys you the PC edition is well, which is a good deal for any game, let alone a visual spectacle of Forza Horizon 4's calibre.

Microsoft's Store has already posted the page along with the full game's features and specifications, although the demo is not yet available at the time of writing. We're not sure what sort of restrictions we'll be looking at but I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Having watched and rewatched Forza Horizon 4's gorgeous looking season videos that would put Vivaldi to shame, I'm anxious to see whether the game plays as well as it looks. And I do believe we can agree that it looks stunning in more ways than one.

Forza Horizon 4's seasons will not only be a cosmetic affair. Water levels will rise and drop as they do in nature, leaving in their wake tricky but passable terrain. And we're still scratching the surface because the game is probably the most ambitious Forza ever. More than 500 items of clothing alone, really says enough.

Striving for complete realism, Playground Games went for accurate portrayal of everything racing-related, including potholes on the road. I kid you not and I for one am loving it, because realism is a two way street. Again, I'm not sure whether any of these will end up in the demo but I'm sure hoping they will.

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Forza Horizon 4 recently launched a Nat-Geo-ish trailer that describes the game's beasts in more detail, and you can check it out here. Microsoft's listing can be found here, along with minimum and recommended specifications and some additional info.