With the release of Forza’s latest game, Horizon 4, the team at Xbox invited Ken Block and his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 across the ocean to the Goodwood Estate to participate in their launch event for the game.
The game, which is set in a fictional Britain setting, features four completely different seasons of gameplay (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) that change as one plays the game. That development, plus the Britain setting, meant that a location like the Goodwood Estate was the ideal place to launch the game. And, who better to shred tires at Goodwood than the man that started the trend years ago during The Festival of Speed: Ken Block!
“I’m blown away by how good this game is,” said Block. “They’ve also really dialed in the handling for my Hoonicorn V2 in this game, I think the fans are going to love getting behind the wheel in-game.”
While on the grounds, Block delivered a handful of ride-alongs to VIP guests, but the majority of his time was spent filming a fun video (intended to replicate some of the gameplay that fans can control in-game) that includes a character cameo from the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones, “The Mountain!” Better known as Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the current strongest man in the world, the cameo added a bit of comedy to Forza’s video piece on Block, as they attempted to shoehorn him into Block’s Hoonicorn.
See the action for yourself: