In what must be a match made in heaven for any marketing exec worth their salt, the new Forza Horizon 4 expansion sees the base game's high-octane racing ally with brick-based children's franchise LEGO. Dubbed Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions, and unveiled during the Xbox E3 2019 briefing, the expansion releases on June 13th, that is today, on PC and Xbox One.
Forza Horizon 4 is already a relatively light-hearted take on the racing genre, and the expansion takes this further by laying on a healthy dose of zany LEGO humor and playfulness.
Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions works by opening up a brand new area, LEGO Valley, where players collect bricks then use these to craft a Master Builder's House and drive off in LEGO versions of classic cars like the McLaren Senna, 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and more. These can be raced against real-world cars, and handle just as well with Forza's excellent handling and physics.
There'll also be new LEGO-based challenges to complete including LEGO Speed Ramps and Destruction challenges, a collectible streak of Bonus Cubes, and over thirty new achievements. For those in it for the long haul, you can strive to become a LEGO Speed Champion and be in with a chance of winning the ultimate race on an epic, winding route.
Like the base game where destructible environments form a central part of the fun-oriented gameplay, the LEGO buildings, streets, trees and walls of multi-colored bricks in Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions are there to be swiped, crashed and shattered.
Developer Playground Games is also throwing in a fully-fledged LEGO city to explore, a new Falcon Speedway, an airport, UFO crash site, a pirate cove, and the joyously named Super Mega Awesome Adventure Stunt Park. Seasonal changes return as well as weekly challenges.
Those who've already bought the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition, the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle or the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle get it for free.