Grab a taste of Forza Horizon 3's open world racing with Microsoft's free demo for Windows 10

I spent two hours with Forza Horizon 3 and fell in love with it. My experience with the game was limited to pre-release code, but the potential of the game was very evident.


Microsoft has released a Forza Horizon 3 demo for PC on the Windows Store. Forza Horizon 3 is an open-world racing game that puts you in the latest and greatest cars in the motorsport world and unleashes you on the Australian outback.

I spent two hours with Forza Horizon 3 and fell in love with it. My experience with the game was limited to pre-release code, but the potential of the game was very evident. Now if I hadn’t played that preview, I doubt I would ever have considered dropping the Rs 3,999 that Microsoft is demanding for the game. And no, I haven’t actually bought the game, I’m just saying that I considered buying the game. My pockets aren’t that deep.

If you’re in two minds about the game and have deep enough pockets, however, the demo should be a boon. I haven’t played it yet myself (the demo), but Microsoft claims that the demo will offer everyone a taste of the single player and multiplayer components of the game. This should be enough to help you make up your mind.

Windows Central reports that alongside the release of the game demo for Windows 10, Microsoft has also released an update for the Forza Horizon 3 demo on Xbox One S that adds support for HDR on supported televisions.

You can download the demo here. Just make sure you’re running Windows 10.

The game’s system requirements are as follows:

System Requirements Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Architecture x64 x64
Keyboard Integrated Keyboard Integrated Keyboard
Mouse Integrated Mouse Integrated Mouse
DirectX DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 11 Version 11
Memory 8 GB 8 GB
Video Memory 2 GB 4 GB
Processor i5 3570 3.4GHz i7 3820 3.6GHz
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti | AMD R7 250X NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060 | AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480

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