Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 4 already has a larger than life approach to the racing game concept, and a new expansion pack seems set to make this continue.
Announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 (E3 2019) in Los Angeles, the Lego Speed Champions add-on brings a host of Lego-themed extras to the game.
Whilst the concept may certainly upset some seasoned gamers, it is impossible to fault Forza developers Playground Games intention to inject more fun into the format.
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The Lego brand itself has managed to curate interest from car enthusiasts with the Speed Champions series of products.
In the Horizon 4 expansion, gamers will get the opportunity to drive Lego versions of the Ferrari F40 Competizione, 1967 Mini Cooper S, and the aforementioned McLaren Senna.
Players will be able to pit these Lego creations against the extensive roster of regular real-world cars found within Forza Horizon 4.
All of this can be done in a brand-new Lego environment within the game, which features a city, airport, and a dedicated speedway oval all created from Lego bricks.
Those who have seen the Lego Movie may also have an advantage when racing in the ‘Super Awesome Adventure Stunt Park’, or when taking part in Destruction challenges.
“Pick up the pieces, and build a Lego house”
Also included in the Lego Speed Champions add-on are a series of special challenges developed to test your racing ability and exploring skills.
With an entire Lego-filled valley to investigate, those who travel across every dimpled section of the terrain will be rewarded for completing the Lego Brick Challenge campaign.
This will unlock a special Lego Master Builder’s house when finished, offering somewhere to store your accumulated collection of Lego cars.
Set to be released this week on Thursday, June 13th, Microsoft has announced that Lego Speed Champions expansion will cost £15.99 ($19.99) to purchase.
This places it in line with previous downloadable content offered as part of the Forza Horizon series. Forza Horizon 3 gained a similarly priced Hot Wheels expansion package, whilst Horizon 4 added the Fortune Island pack in late 2018.
Whatever the price, buying the Lego Speed Champions content will certainly be less painful than the experience of stepping on a Lego brick with bare feet.