What does it take to turn Australia into a video game? Something in the ballpark of “12 terabytes” of photos, according to Playground Games senior game designer Mike Brown.

Launching Tuesday, Xbox’s Forza Horizon 3 is the racing series’ largest world so far and perhaps its most visually ambitious. The game puts the player in charge of the car-loving Horizon Festival, allowing them to explore the continent in more than 350 different vehicles.

The game has previously been set in the U.S. and western Europe, but Brown told Mashable Australia was always top of the short list as a potential setting. Read more…

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How ‘Forza Horizon 3’ got Australia to look so damn good