Forza Motorsport 4 – First Previews & New Info

Turn 10 has revealed lots of new info and first previews of their Forza Motorsport 4 title for Xbox 360 that is now available for pre-order.

The fourth installment of the Forza Motorsport series will be coming to the Xbox this fall, introducing a batch of new features and content. The new version will allow 16-car races, include cars from over 80 manufacturers and will introduce five brand new tracks.

Two of them have already been revealed in a video trailer (Hockenheim & the Top Gear Test Track), the third was revealed on the cover art earlier today as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be making its Forza debut.

Turn 10 has also released first car previews, showing off showroom shots of several bonus cars that will be pre-order bonus content at various large retailers, including BMW’s brand new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

Furthermore, several bonus cars will be available to early buyers as part of the “Ship Bonus” pack that will include the following cars:

- Ford Mustang GT Coupe 1965
- Koenigsegg Agera 2011
- Lexus SC300 1997
- RUF RGT-8 2011
- Tesla Roadster Sport 2011

The first revealed cars give us an idea of the included content as Forza Motorsport will once again mix state of the art machinery with timeless classics and racing cars. The vast majority of content is of course yet to be revealed as Forza Motorsport 4 is rumored to include over 600 cars.

Another new feature revealed in the pre-order announcement is the so-called profile import that rewards players of Forza Motorsport 3 as existing gift cars, bonus credits & painted liveries will be transfered over into the new title.

Forza Motorsport 4 is planned to be released this fall, expect much more footage & info on the new title to be revealed during the E3 in early June.

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  • KlosterKatten

    When they announced it, didnt they promised it would be released for PC aswell ;) ?

  • Sam Stratten

    No. FM has always been XBox exclusive. Always.

  • Meton Sanga

    lol

  • Gulyo

    Yesssssss !!!!!!!

  • Alex Ball

    So this is going to be forza 2.5? (the same as forza3 was actually forza 2.25)

  • Steve Farrell

    Those cars look good , but I bet they wont look even close to that good in the game. They are showing those cars like that to make people think that it will be a massive upgrade graphically from Forza 3. I just hope they fix the over sensitive steering. It would be nice to see this or GT on the PC because thats all thats missing from the PC now. A car collectors game.

    @ Alex : Nobody is forcing you to buy forza 2.5 (LOL).

  • Alexey Underwood

    I think you can tell from the dodgy reflections and jaggies that these are in-game graphics. Bullshopped graphics are usually very photorealistic (think Forza 3 or GT5 publicity “screenshots”). I wouldn’t be surprised if this was taken in-game.

  • Steve Farrell

    Have you been to an opticians lately? Ive zoomed in on the images 400% and I dont see any jaggies.

  • Alexey Underwood

    Alright, calm down my friend. I have been to an optician’s lately. I have terrible vision.

  • Alexey Underwood

    Sounds like you have too much spare time. And yes, I have been to the optician’s lately. I have terrible vision, I admit.

  • Bakkster

    16 driver races is a big update. The old 8 driver limit just wasn’t doing it for me.

    I’m probably going to buy it once the Special Edition with $100 worth of DLC goes on sale, 6 months after initial release ;)

  • Bakkster

    I’ll bet it looks like that… in the menus…

  • Steve Farrell

    @ Alexey : LOL Yes it took all of four hours to right click the image to open in a new tab and use Image Zoom to zoom in on the picture 400%. I just looked at the obvious areas tha would have jaggies and saw none what so ever.

  • Steve Farrell

    I was being sarcastic by the way. It took less than a minute to look for zaggies with the image zoomed in.

  • Alexey Underwood

    Hahaha, fair enough then! It appeared to me as though there were jaggies on the window trim of the Subaru, on closer inspection I am wrong!

  • Carbonfibre

    I’m generally looking forward to the big reveal of Forza4 at e3, as I am of other games too (read:BF3) if just to see how much more they they make that archaic console do.
    The optimization must be so extreme by now, I hope the industry can at least past on what they’ve learnt into the next gen and more importantly, the PC ports -which for usual reasons, never get any special treatment.

  • Steve Farrell

    Dont worry about it. I am wrong sometimes too.

  • Nick

    Forget the graphics. The most worrying thing on the box art is that it says “Better with Kinect Sensor”. Surely that should be “Better with a Fanatec Wheel”. If they mess up the game by ignoring those of us who want a more realistic driving experience, then I will never forgive them for it.

  • Aaron Carlisle

    Kinect is to be used for head tracking while in cockpit view.

  • Aaron Carlisle

    Kinect is to be used for head tracking while in cockpit view, and for browsing the virtual showroom.

  • stabiz

    Awesome visuals, but what I have always disliked about Forza is that it looks like the cars have suspension and springs made from solid diamond rods, or that the cars are hanging from invisible wires and barely touch the ground. That or they all weigh 50 kilos.

  • Meton Sanga

    if yo get into F3 stabiz you would see the suspension moves.. and quite alot, even chasis twist occurs. unfortunatly when stationary in menus your observation is quiet valid. But to say that i have noticed the same issue with the GT series cars look disconected from the road.

    Oh well luckly if we want a sim, we always have iracing.. At the end of the day tho if i want a console semi sim i take forza over gt anyday.

  • StarFoXySxv550

    Here’s a decent video demonstrating Forza suspension, excuse it being a drift video but those seem to the guys that put the most effort into their video editing. The good stuff comes from the muscle cars and after the end credits if you cant bear to watch the whole thing.

    It’s also an FM2 vid. :-[

    I’d love to see a Stabiz FM movie! It’s a shame the editing tools are so limited and hard to work with, without a capture card and extra “camera cars” it’s a long an drawn out effort

  • StarFoXySxv550

    All Microsoft platinum editions release 12 months after the original release date, FM4 will be no different. Some people like to buy that new BMW M5 just as it rolls into the showroom, others like to wait until the dealer “clearance discounts” just before the new model releases and the car isn’t as prestigious, so I can see where you’re coming from.

    GTLegends is only €9.99 now :-$

  • Bakkster

    I was more referring to the fancy awesome DLC that gets released for $10 11 months in, then gets included for free in the Platinum Hits version a month later. But yeah, I’m going to want the DLC, so I can wait to get it for cheap :)

  • Big Ron

    Is it just me or does the perspective of the background image doesn´t fit the cars´perspective?

    The vanishing point seems to be wrong.

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