Forza Horizon's SmartGlass application, promised as one of the first to be supported in Microsoft's new initiative, has launched today. It's available now on Windows 8 PCs, and adds an interactive map of Colorado that interfaces with the game.
Players can pinch and zoom in SmartGlass to explore the map, and tap to set waypoints that will then be automatically routed in the game. You can also use the map to find special items, like the upgrade discount signs and race events. You can filter by content type on the map to find events easily, and play the full game without pausing to look at your map.
Others listed among the early SmartGlass-linked applications include Halo Waypoint, Kinect Sesame Street TV, and video apps like ESPN, NBA Game Time, UFC, the Elections 2012 app, HBO Go, MSN, NBC News, NOW TV, Slacker Radio, Today, and Univision.