Microsoft to hold Forza Horizon 3 launch events, Nvidia releases a new game-ready driver

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Forza Horizon 3 is on the horizon! As the game is scheduled for the release next Saturday, everybody is getting ready for the big day. Microsoft announced a few launch events for this weekend, while hardware manufacturers are tirelessly working to optimize their components for this highly demanding game.

To promote the newest member of Forza Horizon family, Microsoft will organize launch events on Saturday, September 24. Launch events are going to be held in every Microsoft’s retail store across the US. Additionally, a standalone launch event will take place at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

“Fans are invited to their local Microsoft Store to enjoy snacks, preview the game and the Ultimate Edition and compete in a Forza Motorsport 6 gaming tournament for Xbox prizes – including a free copy of the new Forza Horizon 3. Almost everyone that pre-orders – in-store or online – can enter to win a Polaris RZR XP 1000, as seen in the game, by showing proof of purchase at a Microsoft Store during the event to receive a digital code that will be entered for the sweepstakes. The winner will be chosen and announced via Twitch live from the event at the flagship Microsoft Store located on Fifth Avenue,” states Xbox Wire.

You probably know that Forza Horizon 3 is a monstrously demanding game, that is going to push even the most powerful graphic cards to the limit. In that manner Nvidia just released its new GeForce Game Ready 372.90 WHQL drivers, to optimize its hardware for the upcoming Forza Horizon 3 game.

So, if you own a compatible graphics card, head over to Windows Update, and download the latest driver. Remember, you might not be able to run the game, if you don’t install necessary drivers.

Here are the recommended system requirements for Forza Horizon 3:

  • “CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060 (AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480)

  • VRAM: 4GB

  • RAM: 12GB

  • Hard Drive Type: HDD

  • Available Space: 55GB

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080

  • Windows Version: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101″

Check out Forza Horizon 3’s official Launch Trailer:

Forza Horizon 3 will be released on September 27, for Windows 10 and Xbox One. The game is already available for pre-order, so if you want to reserve your copy of Forza Horizon 3, you can do so from the Windows Store.


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