Forza Horizon 4 has been announced and this year it’s set in Britain. Live on the E3 stage, the Turn 10 team showed a live game demo, showing off some amazing cars in different parts of the UK during all of the different weather conditions the UK has.
The trailer didn’t just show cars, we saw bikes and even Hovercrafts. There will be a 60fps mode on Xbox One X.
They will be using a dynamic weather system, that will change the way the game plays and looks. Even more impressive, the weather will sync for all players online at the same time. Using your D-Pad, you can use the new quick chat feature to make friends.
The game will release on October 2nd and will available on Games Pass the same day.
Playground Games have lifted the hood of Forza Horizon 3 and shown off an impressive list of 150 cars to CNET. This isn;t the full roster of cars mind, over the coming months leading up to the September 27 launch, more will be revealed – VROOM! VROOM!
1945 Jeep Willys MB
1956 Jaguar D-Type
1957 Ferrari 250 California
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
1961 Jaguar E-type S1
1961 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
1964 Aston Martin DB5
1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport 409
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
1965 MINI Cooper S
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
1967 Ferrari 330 P4
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
1969 Dodge Charger R/T
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
1970 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport 454
1970 Datsun 510
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
1971 AMC Javelin AMX
1972 Mazda Cosmo 110S Series II
1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
1973 Ford Capri RS3100
1973 Ford XB Falcon GT
1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S
1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1975 Fiat X1/9
1975 Ford Bronco
1977 Holden Torana A9X
1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
1983 Audi Sport Quattro
1983 GMC Vandura G-1500
1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
1986 BMW M635CSi
1987 Buick Regal GNX
1987 Ferrari F40
1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
1992 Ferrari 512 TR
1992 Honda NSX-R (Tier 2 Reward Car)
1993 McLaren F1
1993 Nissan 240SX SE
1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
1995 BMW M5
1995 Ferrari F50
1997 BMW M3
1997 Land Rover Defender 90
1997 Volvo 850 R
1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
1998 Toyota Supra RZ
1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
2001 Acura Integra Type-R
2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
2003 Nissan Fairlady Z (Tier 3 Reward Car)
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
2004 Saleen S7
2005 BMW M3
2005 Ford GT (Tier 10 Reward Car)
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2006 Audi RS 4
2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
2008 BMW M3
2008 Lamborghini Reventón
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2009 Ferrari 458 Italia (Tier 6 Reward Car)
2009 Ford Focus RS
2009 Honda S2000 CR
2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
2010 Abarth 500 esseesse
2010 Aston Martin One-77
2010 Lexus LFA
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed 3
2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
2011 Lotus Evora S
2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
2012 BMW M5 (Tier 5 Reward Car)
2012 Bowler EXR S
2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2012 Hennessey Venom GT
2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2012 Lotus Exige S
2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2012 Pagani Huayra
2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8
2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO
2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
2013 KTM X-Bow R
2013 Lamborghini Veneno
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
2013 McLaren P1 (Tier 8 Reward Car)
2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
2013 MINI X-Raid All4 Racing Countryman
2013 Shelby Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Shelby
2013 SRT Viper GTS (Tier 7 Reward Car)
2013 Subaru BRZ
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Audi #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports R8 LMS ultra (All-Stars Pack)
2014 BAC Mono
2014 BMW #55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE (All-Stars Pack)
2014 BMW M235i
2014 BMW M4 Coupe
2014 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R (All-Stars Pack)
2014 Dodge #94 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R (All-Stars Pack)
2014 Ferrari #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE (All-Stars Pack)
2014 Ferrari California
2014 Ford FPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute
2014 Ford Ranger T6 Rally Raid
2014 Holden HSV GTS
2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge
2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 (Tier 9 Reward Car)
2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter Game Reward Car
2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
2014 Tesla Model S P85D
2015 Chevrolet Baldwin Motorsports Monster Energy Trophy Truck
2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2015 Ferrari 488 GTB
2015 Ferrari F12tdf (VIP Car)
2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351 (VIP Car)
2015 Ford Falcon XR8
2015 Koenigsegg One:1 (VIP Reward Car)
2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo (All-Stars Pack)
2015 Mercedes-Benz GT S
2015 Nissan #1 Nismo Motul Autech GT-R (All-Stars Pack)
2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS
2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020 (VIP Car)
2016 Ariel Nomad
2016 Audi R8 V10 plus (Tier 4 Reward Car)
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport
2016 Ferrari FXX K
2016 Ford #55 Supercheap Falcon FG X (All-Stars Pack)
2016 Ford #66 Racing GT Le Mans (Forza Horizon 3 Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
2016 Ford Shelby GT350R
2016 Holden #22 Sharkbite HRT VF Commodore (All-Stars Pack)
2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7
2016 Koenigsegg Regera (VIP Car)
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV (VIP Car)
2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Game Reward Car
2017 Ford GT
Another week and another racing game put through its paces. Last week Need for Speed: Rivals proofed to be strong on the Xbox One as a top contender, but what of Forza Motorsport 5, the king of racing games? Well it finally arrived back with the launch of the Xbox One and judging by all the hype Turn10 and Microsoft generated, it sure had better be good and far exceeding than anything that has preceded it. Was all the noise in the build up to release day just PR hype or is this game as good as they say? Ladies and gentlemen, buckle your seat belts and start your engines, this is going to be a fun ride.
If like me you are a follower of the franchise, you’ll be well aware that this is undoubtedly the best racing simulator around (forget about Forza Horizon – it’s not included), it’s that much better than F1 (no, really it is). Forza Motorsport 5 features in excess of over 200 cars, a petrol heads dream and we are talking some serious motors here from classic muscle cars to icon classics and of course the new McLaren P1, which not only looked drop dead gorgeous but handled like a dream… albeit a simulated dream. Other worthy mentions in terms of vehicles include the classic McLaren M23, Ferrari 312T2 and the modern day Lotus E21 as driven by Kimi Raikkonen in the 2013 F1 Season.
Visually as you would expect Forza Motorsport 5 is polished, it has all the bells and whistles and is exceptional to behold. Especially good is the Forzavista mode which we did have a taste of in Forza 4, basically you can have a good look around the cars opening doors and bonnets etc, all very well modelled and detailed which is great if you are a dedicated petrol head who gets off on looking at these expensive vehicles, as for me I just want to get behind the wheel and do some serious racing.
The gameplay as ever doesn’t disappoint with some very impressive lighting and visual effects that really bring this whole experience to life, handling has improved and you can really notice the difference between the cars, it was great in Forza 4 but now it’s superb.
Perhaps the game’s most impressive revolution is the introduction of Drivatar, a cloud-based system that digitally recreates your driving style to populate other player’s games with your Forza driver; Drivatar. Racing against your friends’ Drivatars is fun and can really apply the pressure as you try to beat your best mate from down the road… even whilst he is at work and your slacking on the sofa. You’ll see things previously impossible to create with computerised AI. Human errors, poor judgement calls and random acts of aggression all make the track a much more dynamic and dangerous place to be, which in turn makes the racing feel truly on the cusp of next gen.
Whilst still talking about AI, at the right difficulty setting, each race transforms from a mad rush to first then a lonely trek to the finish to a competitive, exciting, interesting, and involving experience. The lead will change several times, cars will get damaged, and you’ll find yourself reacting like a real driver, waiting for the right moment to pass.
It’s hard to put into words how much better this is than previous simulation models where the player’s super modified car simply tore past the AI and then spent the rest of the race effectively hot lapping. Somehow, Turn 10 have managed to bring the fun back to a genre that seemed to be all about numbers, statistics, and polygons.
With over 200 cars to choose from, there should be plenty of courses ready to pick, right? Wrong. There are just 14 circuits (each with their own variations) to pick from in Forza 5. This is a massive and notable cutback in terms of content when compared to 400 cars and dozens of courses as found in Forza 4. Newcomers such as the legendary Spa Francorchamps and Bathurst, Australia are both thrilling circuits, but the appearance of familiar stalwarts like Sebring, Indianapolis and Laguna Seca means that it won’t be long before you’ve seen all the tracks that Forza 5 has to offer. It won’t be long… as in a few hours.
This isn’t to say Forza 5 isn’t a sizeable game however as to be fair the variety of the garage alone makes it compelling for any car enthusiast. Everything is represented in Forza 5 from sports and touring, to prototype and formula cars, Forza 5 introduces more and more disciplines to the games. Then there’s the BBC Top Gear content featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond. Although not particularly deep, their commentary when choosing a new event, championship, or league still introduces some history to the proceedings. And of course there is then the car customisation that offers the opportunity for hours of artistic brilliance and tuning tinkering.
However annoying it may be that Forza 5 is small in comparison to previous titles in the franchise it shouldn’t put players off what is otherwise an extremely solid release. The new haptic feedback and overall controller design provide a much better experience than in previous games, with gear changes, tire slip, and road surface changes all well communicated via the new rumble triggers. On top of that, the analogue sticks are a lot more precise and allow for greater finesse when turning into corners. A large amount of work has been done with Calspan to further the research into tire behaviour modelling and it shows.
The sound is excellent in Forza 5, each engine resonates through the room a with incredible realism, screeching tyres and background noises reverberate around you as you struggle to keep your metal beast on the track.
Forza Motorsport 5 is another triumph of car mania with superb graphics, stunning vehicles and excellent sound; it’s almost everything we wanted albeit the shortage of tracks did add a little disappointment to the affair. Forza 5 is a beautiful world of engines and tire smoke, a world of convincing motorsport with the introduction of Drivatar and tuned AI. If you are looking for a ‘must have’ game for your new Xbox One, this is it.
Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios has detailed the release of the special edition’s of Forza Motorsport 5, with the new Limited Edition and Day One Edition, both which are now available for pre-order from participating retailers.
Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition Includes
Only the Limited Edition will receive a custom Steelbook case, a decal sheet featuring “Forza Motorsport 5”, “Xbox One”, and Audi window decals, and 1,250 car tokens that will allow Limited Edition owners instant access to any car in the game. Additionally it features multiple car packs, VIP membership privileges, and packed-in content, the “Forza Motorsport 5” Limited Edition is the ultimate package for “Forza Motorsport 5” fans.
The “Forza Motorsport 5” Limited Edition features the all-new 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback on the cover and includes the following digital content:
Limited Edition Car Pack – This five-car pack features new cars that are already destined for legendary status. Each car in the “Forza Motorsport 5” Limited Edition Car Pack will feature a Limited Edition livery and will be tuned to the top of its respective class. The cars in the “Forza Motorsport 5” Limited Edition Car Pack include: 2011 Audi RS3 Sportback, 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish, 2013 Ford M Shelby Mustang GT500, 2013 SRT Viper GTS, and the 2013 McLaren P1. The successor to McLaren’s legendary F1, the McLaren P1 is an automotive highlight reel: technological innovation, gorgeous contours, and pure, unapologetic performance. Epic, legendary, astounding – words tend to fail when describing this car’s limitless potential.
VIP Membership – “Forza Motorsport 5” VIPs enjoy exclusive benefits, including 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, an exclusive in-game player card badge, and in-game gifts from the “Forza” community team. VIPs will also have access to the “Forza Motorsport 5” VIP Car Pack, featuring five amazing cars only available to VIP members, including: 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C, 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird, 1991 Mazda #55 787B, 2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor and a 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Even among hypercars, the Veyron Super Sport stands alone. After all, this is the car that currently holds the Guinness record for “World’s Fastest Car” at speeds approaching 270 mph.
Day One Car Pack – A three-car pack featuring special liveries and custom tuned cars that is also included with the Day One Edition of the game at launch.
Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition
“Forza Motorsport 5” fans will also have the option to pre-order the “Forza Motorsport 5” Day One Edition, featuring the Day One Car Pack and special Day One commemorative packaging with artwork that matches the Xbox One Day One console design.
Day One Car Pack – This three-car pack features amazing cars from Lamborghini, Audi, and Ford; each with a Day One-themed livery and custom tuning package created by the experts at Turn 10. The Day One Car Pack includes the following cars:
2010 Audi TT RS Coupe – Stuffed stem to stern with modern tech, the TT RS is the first TT model to carry Audi’s famed RS badge – a distinction that’s earned on the track from the moment you step on the gas.
2013 Ford Focus ST — Debuting with the same 247-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine from the much larger Ford Explorer SUV, the new Ford Focus ST packs a serious punch
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera – Like great sculpture, the Superleggera’s chiseled form is carefully considered for maximum impact. That’s where the similarities end, however, because this work of art is best appreciated when it’s moving at top speed.
The Day One edition of “Forza Motorsport 5” is now available for pre-order at participating retailers. Please check your retailer for pricing details.
E3 gameplay trailer featuring all in-game footage from Forza Motorsport 5, the latest edition from the highest-rated racing franchise of the past 10 years. Forza Motorsport 5 sets a new bar for racing games. With the power of Xbox and the cloud, no game better delivers the sensation of being behind the wheel.
Forza Motorsport 5, from Turn 10 Studios, is the latest edition of the highest-rated racing franchise of the past 10 years. Forza Motorsport 5 sets a new bar for racing games. With the power of Xbox and the cloud, no game better delivers the sensation of being behind the wheel.
Available exclusively for launch of the Xbox One console from Microsoft
Release date to be announced in due course, look out for more details during E3 2013.
A recent competition from Microsoft’s Xbox division has led to speculation that something with EA and Turn 10 Studio’s will be heavily featured at the E3 2013 Media Briefing on June 10th. The competition running up until May 20th is encouraging gamers to tweet @EA, @Xbox, @PlayXBLA and @Turn10 in order to win entrance to the event. The event that will ultimately reveal the new generation of Xbox console, and the brands future.
Other rumours this past week have suggested that an EA title is in the works for the next Xbox console which could be a console exclusive, with all fingers pointing in the direction of Respawn Entertainment. The ex Call of Duty development team has had something cooking for EA since the company was formed in 2010 and is rumoured to be something futuristic since registering a trademark for the word “TITAN”
Turn 10 Studio’s, famed for developing the Forza series of racing titles could launch a brand new Forza game for the next Xbox and showcase a stunning next-gen iteration during the console reveal in a few weeks. Having previously advertised job listings for Art Directors to help define “the cinematics vision and techniques needed to achieve exceptionally high quality content for our Next Generation of games.” – it’s considered all but a confirmation that we’ll be driving around a few circuits at launch this year.
With a focus on the new generation Xbox console on May 21st and its exclusives, we’ll drop all the news as it happens, but expect that you’ll be watching live on your console or from Xbox.com too.
Microsoft’s greatest racing franchise returns and is better than ever now cross-combined with the freedom of the wide open road, expansive environments and the world’s best cars recreated to participate in the Forza Horizon Festival. Celebrating speed, music and style, in what is not just a racing game, but a journey where “competition meets culture” through a reimagined take on Colorado USA. Continue reading Forza Horizon Review→