The cat is finally out of the bag as Microsoft and Turn 10 have officially announced Forza Motorsport 3 today, the third installment of the Forza series on the Microsoft Xbox 360.
As leaked before, Forza Motorsport 3 will include over 400 cars and 100 tracks. No car or track list is available yet, mentioned tracks include the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Sebring and Suzuka.
Turn 10 claims that Forza 3 will be a title that will appeal to all audiences, from casual console gamers to simulation enthusiasts thanks to a variety of adjustable assists. Futhermore, Turn 10 claims that the newest Forza title will be powered by the most advanced physics model, artificial intelligence and damage calculations. While damage is something that already sets Forza apart from their Playstation rival Gran Turismo, Forza 3 closes one of the gaps to GT by introducing a cockpit mode.
Cockpits aren’t the only improvement in terms of graphics as the cars in Forza 3 have been built with more than ten times the polygons as in Forza 2.
Forza 3 is planned to be released in October, below are the first preview shots showing various sports cars racing on a very scenic fictional track. Furthermore, a first video trailer is available. It can be seen as Youtube version below, a high-resolution download is also provided.