Forza Horizon SmartGlass app now on Windows 8

Kicking off SmartGlass fever, the Forza Horizon app is now available on the Windows 8 marketplace. What it does is it enables you to use your Windows 8 device as a second map for the game where you can set GPS destinations, get event information and more, just like the in-game map. The official description from Microsoft states that “the interactive SmartGlass Experience for “Forza Horizon” lets players explore the open roads of Colorado with ease. In addition, as with the in-game map, the “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience includes locations of special items such as smashable upgrade discount signs, new race events, and more. Through a robust set of filters, players will be able to quickly find exactly the event or item they are looking for with just a few swipes of their fingers.

With no need to pause the game in order to access the in-game map, the “Forza Horizon” SmartGlass Experience offers new players a chance to familiarise themselves with the open world of Colorado, and offers experienced drivers an edge over the competition.”
Their PR release also states that anyone who missed on tickets for the Forza Horizon music festival in London will be happy to know that they’ll able to tune in via The festival will feature performances by DJ Fresh, Ms. Dynamite and Skepta.
The app is currently only available for Windows 8 users, with other platforms getting it “soon.”
Forza Horizon was released last week in North American and was a big success with critics, standing at 86 on metacritic. The game is an open world racer developed by British studio Playground Games and features a strong emphasis on style, both in driving and in the way the game looks and feels.

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