Forza 4: live-action “Endangered Species” clip heralds Gold-only demo

Here's a new trailer for Forza Motorsport 4, whose demo just went live for Gold XBLA subscribers. But you won't see much of the game over the clip's 2:30 runtime. Instead, British Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson provides the live-action spot with narration: a bittersweet lament for a vanishing breed of petrol-heads. Thank goodness for Forza, suggests Clarkson, or good men (and women, hypothetically) would be run down like mad dogs, with their only crime being the desire to go really, really, innocent-bystander-endangeringly fast.

Those following the game's development will know Forza and Top Gear are in tight: the show's signature racetrack is available in-game, and Clarkson provides voiceover for the title's “Autovista” showroom mode. Whether or not that angle interests you, there's a demo of Forza 4 available now on XBLA for your downloading and evaluation. Gold members can get the preview now, whereas free subscribers get to spend the days between now and Friday allowing their anticipation to build – or just skip the demo and wait for the game's release on Oct 11.

Oct 3, 2011


  • HeavyTank - October 4, 2011 5:53 a.m.

    Yes.JC really is the perfect person to narrate this trailer, especially since what he says is (I'm saying "says" because he probably wrote the text as well, it really sounds like something he'd say), from certain points of view, quite true. The average person will probably never get to drive fast because of the cities, and of course most fast cars costing as much as an apartment or a house, so the only way to experience it is in a game, and I hope that this one manages to deliver. Can't wait.
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - October 4, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    this somehow almost brought a tear to my eye, and I dont even care about cars that much...really want this game, Forza 3 is in my opinion the finest racing game on the xbox...
  • taokaka - October 3, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    That ad made me feel all emotional, damn you Jeremy Clarkson
  • ElDudeorino - October 3, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    Strong men also cry.
  • DaveGoose - October 3, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    Wow I really love the beginning of Quantum of Solace,...wait? what?

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