Where's the Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One demo? [Update: It's here!]

Microsoft promised to have a demo of Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One last night, so what happened and where can we download it?


Update: Moments after publishing our story, Microsoft has finally made the demo available.

Original Story:

If you rushed to your Xbox One this morning in hopes to find the Forza Horizon 3 demo, you were most likely severely disappointed due to the fact there’s currently no demo available to download.

So what happened?

Well - apparently a few days ago, a Windows Store listing for the Forza Horizon 3 demo popped up showing a release date of 8:00pm EST on September 11. Many fans of the Forza Horizon series attempted to curb their excitement for the demo, although once the time came, the demo suddenly became at its current “Not Available” state. As of this writing, the demo listing still says “9/11/2016, 8:00:00 PM,” which makes this entire ordeal even more curious.

The only information we have regarding the demo is from the official Forza Motorsport Twitter account which says “We are getting closer to the release of #ForzaHorizon3 and will be sharing more details on demo plans very soon. Stay tuned!”

We’ve reached out to Microsoft for clarification as to when we can expect the Forza Horizon 3 demo to be released on Xbox One. In the meantime, don’t go running to your consoles just yet as you’ll be severely disappointed, just like we were. In the meantime, check out our interview with Turn 10 Studios on Forza Horizon 3 at E3 2016.

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    September 12, 2016 7:55 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Where's the Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One demo?

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      September 12, 2016 11:40 AM

      Average user review score so far ( 104 reviews ) : 2.5 stars out of 5. What's up with that?

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        September 12, 2016 11:49 AM

        Most bad scores seem to be "No PC Demo!". So that's what's up with that. Just PC people being impatient.

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          September 12, 2016 11:53 AM

          They should not allow people who haven't even downloaded these things to review them. lol

          Also, they haven't confirmed one way or another if there will be a PC version of the demo at all. Apparently they're doing an twitch stream and deleting comments even asking about it. Very poor communication. Perhaps you could get an official word from Microsoft or Playground or even Turn 10?

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            September 12, 2016 11:58 AM

            I'll see what we can do. I know numerous other outlets have reached out to Microsoft about a PC Demo as well, so hopefully we will hear something soon.

            I agree with you completely. Reviews should require a download and at least 5 minutes of playtime, or some other metric before allowing users to rate things.

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            September 12, 2016 12:54 PM

            I think they changed it so that you had to have got the game through the store to be able to review.

            They could add another restriction that requires a person to play the game for some amount of time before being allowed to review.

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