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Forza Horizon Lets You Get Behind the Virtual Wheel of a Hot Wheels Car

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Forza Horizon to add brand-new Hot Wheels expansion pack in May

Hot Wheels Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pack footage Xbox video game car racing download preview

As a kid, one of my favorite PC games was Hot Wheels Stunt Track Driver. The opportunity to control a digital version of the miniature model cars as you sped through the iconic orange track at eye-level perspective was positively delightful.

Programming and design have evolved in the two decades since then, and the graphics look admittedly dated, but that didn’t subdue my fierce nostalgic loyalty to Stunt Track Driver. I thought that nothing could rival its simulation of piloting a Hot Wheels car.

Until I just watched the footage of the Hot Wheels expansion pack for Forza Horizon 3.

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Forza Horizon Brings Hot Wheels to the Virtual World

Bringing the stunning detail and photo-realism of Xbox‘s vehicle racing series to die-cast model cars, the upcoming Hot Wheels expansion pack for Forza Horizon 3 looks like a winner. Based on the preview in-game footage, the game will feature many different camera angles–including from behind the wheel–that capture the details of classic Hot Wheels model designs.

Of course, the courses will feature that signature orange track–wide enough to accommodate multiple side-by-side competitors–twisted into loops and jumps, and punctuated with speed boosters. But these tracks won’t be limited to ground-level acrobatics. The race will be elevated to dizzying, gravity-defying heights far above skyscrapers and oceans. Even that high, these cars are sure to crash and flip just like the toy ones.

The expansion pack will be released on May 9th, exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs for only $19.99. Don’t miss out on this piece of Hot Wheels–and Forza–history!

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Hot Wheels Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pack footage Xbox video game car racing download preview

Aaron is unashamed to be a native Clevelander and the proud driver of a Hyundai Veloster Turbo (which recently replaced his 1995 Saturn SC-2). He gleefully utilizes his background in theater, literature, and communication to dramatically recite his own articles to nearby youth. Mr. Widmar happily resides in Dayton, Ohio with his magnificent wife, Vicki, but is often on the road with her exploring new destinations. Aaron has high aspirations for his writing career but often gets distracted pondering the profound nature of the human condition and forgets what he was writing… See more articles by Aaron.