Microsoft has recently announced that its renowned street-racing game Forza Horizon will have the next series, and will take place in the country down-south, Australia.
It will feature famous destinations like the Great Ocean Road and sun-bleached picket fences. Microsoft states that this will be released to the public in late September this year, together with the new Australian vehicles that will be featured in the video game.
In the morning of last Thursday, Microsoft has publicized that there will be new batches of cars that will be seen in the new game, Horizon 3. These cars will be strictly based on the real features and physical characteristics of the actual cars.
Fairfax Media, the company that is responsible for the development and marketing of Horizon 3, says that this will include a trio of the legendary Holdens. This will be perfectly matched with the game's connection to the Down Under setting.
With the coming of Forza Horizon 3 to Australia, it would most probably mean a lot of utes will be featured in the gameplay. One of the most notable cars that will be featured is the 1951 Holden 50-2106 FX.
This is considered as the original ute of Holden, as well as the powerful version of General Motor's first car solely made in Australia. A 60 horsepower engine is featured with it, perfect for the different environments in the game such as the beaches, roads, and rainforests.
The 2016 GTS Maloo is also included in the game. This is very important as this is regarded as the last ute made by Holden that will be purely made in Australia.
However, the most legendary of the three mentioned is most probably not a ute, but instead a panel van. The 1974 'Sandman' HQ panel van will surely sweep the others.
It will have a touch of the style that a normal utility car would have, matched with the "shaggy wagon" theme that brings up its Australian vibe. This is open to the public, as airbrush designs can freely be made by the online community.