The Xbox One may not have online check-ins any more, but Forza 5 will require players to download a day-one content update before being able to play even the singleplayer portion. Effectively, the full game isn't actually on the disc.Click here to read more...
Microsoft have filed a little trademark for the name 'FORZAVISTA' of late. However, the wording of the trademark application suggests that it might not refer to a complete game, but rather a new feature of sorts.Click here to read more...
It's under £15, it's Forza, what more could you want? Several quid cheaper than the nearest competition at Zavvi, Turn 10's racer is a must-buy for all Xbox 360-owning petrolheads, whether you're a racing perfectionist or a Top Gear casual. Slick, sharp, and now pretty cheap too. Thanks to danhufc @ HUKD!
Cyber-sleuth extraordinaire Superannuation has spotted two job listings for Microsoft and Forza developer Turn 10 that explicitly mention the next generation of games and consoles. With Playground Games currently working on this year's Forza title (the inexpertly-leaked Horizon), Turn 10 have two years to design their next game, which requires a cinematic art director capable of "defining and driving the cinematics vision and techniques needed to achieve exceptionally high quality content for our Next Generation of games." Could Forza 5 be a launch/flagship title for the new console?
Elsewhere, a hastily-pulled Microsoft job listing sought audio personnel for the "next generation of Xbox."
The rumour mill has been churning out next-generation rumours over the last few months. If they're all to be believed, it's called "Durango," uses cards instead of discs and will attempt to destroy the pre-owned market. Whether anything will actually be announced at E3 2012 remains to be seen.
Oh it's tantalisingly close to the £20 mark. But even at full price, Forza 4 is well worth it. There's simply no better game for car enthusiasts of all ages and capabilities around at the moment . Accessible yet deep, with some fantastic community options, Turn 10 have done themselves proud. My dad doesn't really game, but since I got him this for Christmas it's been virtually impossible to prize him away from the TV!
Grainger Games have upped their sub-£30 price for Forza 4. Boo! However, Sainsbury's Entertainment has matched it and will save you a fiver. Hooray!
And it's definitely worth celebrating, because Forza Motorsport 4 is probably the best racing game on the Xbox 360; nailing technical prowess as well as the sheer fun and thrill of just driving great cars really fast. Well worth getting involved for gearheads and casual racers alike.
We've admired the glossy paintwork from afar for what seems like forever, but now Gold Xbox Live members are finally being given the chance to get behind the wheel of Turn 10's latest racer for themselves. You'll be able to thrash one of three cars (Subaru WRX STI, Ferrari 599 GTO, and the 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator) around the 'Bernese Alps' track to your heart's content.
Also included is a preview of the Autolog-esque 'Rivals' mode, which allows you to pit yourself against your friends lap times for bragging rights, as well as an in-game reward when the title releases on October 14th. Visit Xbox.com for a download link, or access it directly from your console's dashboard.
Forza 4 careens onto store shelves on October 14th, but in case you require further convincing that Turn 10's racing simulator extravaganza is worth your hard-earned cash, a demo is available on the 3rd of October, where it can be found on the Xbox Live Marketplace, as per usual. The demo is supposedly based off the E3 2011 code - which also showed up at GamesCom, Jon's preview has all you need to know - and featured four cars, the Kia cee'd, 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, 2011 Subaru WRX STI and 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.
Furthermore, the Forza 4 demo will be your first introduction to the newfangled Rivals Mode, which has you setting track records and attempting to best your friends, even if they're not online. Very similar to Need for Speed's popular Autolog system. You can also jump into a Quick Race if you just want to check out the handling or whatever else floats your Forza boat. [Eurogamer]
Now it's not often we report news pertaining to both Forza and Halo. Siblings though they might be, their genres don't often overlap. Until now, that is; because if you want an exclusive sneak peek at the warthog you'll be driving in Halo 4, it can only be found in Forza 4's Autovista mode. It's unclear how you'll unlock this feature - Microsoft allude to it being an easter-egg surprise for fans - but as you wander around the vehicle, examining its every bump, scratch and dent, Cortana will be narrating the experience. Much better than Jeremy Clarkson, then.
Sadly, you won't be driving the warthog around any of Forza 4's tracks. It's purely an Autovista car; which does mean you can sit in the front seat and rev the engine, though. A wonderful little treat for fans, then; not to mention a great tease for Halo nuts like ourselves here at Dealspwn. Check the link for a revealing screenshot of Halo 4's new warthog. Can we glean anything from 343's new game from this? [Wired]Click here for a couple more screenshots...
Another day, another announcement for a limited collector's edition stuffed with launch day DLC and merch. Turn 10 has announced that Forza 4 will be shipping with a hefty CE when it releases this October - along with extra preorder bonuses - and we have the full details below.Click here to read more...
Pinched from Inside Xbox, the latest video of Forza 4 shows Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb demonstrating the integrated head-tracking feature that makes use of Kinect. Forza 4 will be at E3 this year, and we'll try our best to snaffle a closer look at what Turn 10 have been up to next week.Check out the Forza 4 vid after the jump...
Those of you who purchase retail copies of Forza Motorsport 4 on its day of release might just be rewarded with an "exclusive in-game car pack", according to a Turn 10 press release. The company also tease the availability of a Collector's Edition, and reveal the game's box art.Click here for details >>
A video wormed its way onto the internet yesterday, a video involving shiny cars, Kinect integration, and the promise of Hollywood-esque cinematography. Yes, a new Forza 4 trailer was outed, although considering the japes and pranks flying about yesterday, we figured we'd wait until official sources confirmed the video as legit.
In a statement made to Kotaku, a Microsoft spokesperson said the following:
'The video in question was not intended for public distribution and may not accurately reflect features and functionality that ship in Forza Motorsport 4. We will have more to share on Forza Motorsport 4 in the near future.'
Just some of the features referred to include Kinect-based head-tracking, Kinect movement controls, 80+ manufacturers and advanced light and modelling.
The original video was removed, but someone else stuck it up here. Stuff your eyes with that!