Even though Microsoft is yet to confirm the development of Forza Motorsport 3, the existence of Turn 10’s newest Xbox 360 racing title is probably the worst kept secret in the gaming industry. Back in 2008, first posters and infos were leaked, suggesting that Forza 3 will contain over 100 tracks and 400 cars.
During the past weeks, leaked infos could be found all over the place as the Forza 3 logo was “accidentally” included in a Microsoft press conference in Brazil and Amazon already listed the game’s official strategy guide.
Most interesting is a new promo shot that shows the Circuit de la Sarthe at Le Mans, together with the date 12th June 2009. That date is Friday before this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, a break day that is typically reserved for all kinds of press conferences and announcements. Will Turn 10 announce some Le Mans related partnership for Forza 3 that day? Microsoft is already sponsoring the Peugeot Sport squad and recent rumors suggest an upcoming promotional partnership with Audi who are going head to head with the French manufacturer in this year’s race.
We don’t have to wait until mid-June for first confirmed Forza 3 facts as Microsoft is expected to announce the title at this year’s E3 expo in early June.