The hype around Forza Horizon 4 has been building steadily since it was announced and has been demoed on multiple gaming event stages and show floors over the last several months.

The game went gold a little more than two weeks ago and a demo was released for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC’s as Forza Horizon 4 is a Play Anywhere title. Since then fans have been collecting influence to use in the game by watching demo streams and ever since last Friday watching streams featuring the full game as Forza Horizon 4 gamers who purchased the ultimate edition have been exploring the open world of the United Kingdom in the game.

During this year’s E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced that Forza Horizon 4 and other first party studio games will all come to the Xbox Game Pass subscription on the day of their public release. That means Forza Horizon 4 arrives very soon for those Game Pass subscribers who are anxiously awaiting its arrival.

According to the Microsoft Store listing on my Xbox One S console, it will become available at 11 PM ET here in the United States and an hour later, just after midnight for Windows 10 PC’s.

However, Game Pass subscribers received a push alert from the Game Pass app about 24 hours before the games arrival indicating that it was ready for subscribers.

Of course, this sent myself and other Game Pass subscribers into a frenzy of checking their consoles and trying to push the update from the Game Pass app. Alas, it was indeed a false alarm and Game Pass subscribers will have to wait a little longer. There is still no confirmation that subscribers will get to pre-load the game like those who purchased the ultimate edition, but we might get that news later today.

Speaking of the ultimate version of the game. I confirmed with a Turn 10 employee in a Mixer chat that there will be an Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Upgrade Package for Game Pass subscribers. They did not mention pricing, the ultimate edition costs $99.00, but it should include the following add-ons to become ultimate for Game Pass subscribers:

  • Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass
  • Forza Horizon 4 Best of Bond Car Pack
  • Forza Horizon 4 VIP
  • Forza Horizon 4 Formula Drift Car Pack
  • Forza Horizon 4 Expansion 1
  • Forza Horizon 4 Expansion 2

I like hearing that this will be offered to Game Pass subscribers because it makes sense. If you are going to get the $59.99 game through the subscription it makes zero sense financially to go and buy the entire ultimate edition just to get the add-ons.

This bundle solves that issue perfectly.

See you on the roads of the United Kingdom.

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