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Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios today announced the release of the official Forza Horizon SmartGlass Experience, a free download for Windows 8 PCs that allows players to extend their racing fun in this year’s biggest racing game, Forza Horizon.

The Forza Horizon SmartGlass Experience works as an interactive map of Colorado–the vast open-world environment where fans will drive, explore, and race against other players. Via the Forza Horizon SmartGlass Experience, Forza Horizon players can instantly access the entire map of Colorado. Using familiar navigation gestures like pinch to zoom, players can explore the interactive map and set waypoints simply by tapping the desired location on the screen. Once a destination is chosen, that waypoint is automatically set in the game and new route directions are presented to the player.

The interactive SmartGlass Experience for Forza Horizon lets players explore the open roads of Colorado with ease. In addition, as with the in-game map, the Forza Horizon SmartGlass Experience includes locations of special items such as smashable upgrade discount signs, new race events, and more. Through a robust set of filters, players will be able to quickly find exactly the event or item they are looking for with just a few swipes of their fingers.

With no need to pause the game in order to access the in-game map, the Forza Horizon SmartGlass Experience offers new players a chance to familiarise themselves with the open world of Colorado, and offers experienced drivers an edge over the competition.

The Forza Horizon SmartGlass Experience is available now for Windows 8 PCs, with support for additional platforms coming soon.

To read our review of Forza Horizon, click here.

Forza Horizon is available now on Xbox 360.

Watch the official launch trailer for Forza Horizon below:

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