Later this month, Forza Horizon 3 will be one of the first Xbox Play Anywhere title to be released on both the Xbox One and Windows 10 and the highly anticipated racing game will introduce a very cool feature for music lovers. Brian Ekberg, Community Manager at Turn 10 Studios announced today in a blog post on Xbox Wire that the game will allow Groove Music pass subscribers to race to the music they love.
According to the blog post, the latest Forza Horizon opus will allow you to "stream music from your Groove Music playlists directly into the game," though it's not completely clear if this feature will only be restricted to Groove Music playlists. The music streaming service currently allow users to create playlist from millions of songs (including personal music stored on OneDrive), but the Groove Music also offers a nice set of curated playlists and artists radios. If you're not a Groove Music Pass subscriber, Microsoft currently offers a 14-day, no-credit-card free trial so all music enthusiasts will be able to test the feature in the game. It's worth noting though that the new Groove Music UWP app on the Xbox One allows users to listen to background music while playing games.
In addition to this integration with Groove Music, Forza Horizon 3 will feature even more in-game radio stations than the previous episodes. Ekberg explained:
The Forza Horizon 3 original soundtrack features a broader musical selection than any Horizon game before with nearly 150 songs across eight, in-game radio stations. On top of returning favorites like Horizon Pulse and Horizon Bass Arena, several new stations add new and classic hits from genres across hip hop, indie rock, punk/metal, and of course, classical music.
We invite you to check out the Forza Horizon 3 music stations and full track list on the blog post. The racing game will be released on the Xbox One and Windows 10 on September 27, but those of you who pre-order the Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition will get early access on September 23. If you're a current Groove Music Pass subscriber, let us know in the comments if you're happy to learn that the service will be directly integrated into the game.