Halo motorheads will soon have the opportunity to kick the tires of Halo 4's redesigned UNSC Warthog, as Microsoft has announced the Spartan war machine will appear as an Easter egg in Forza Motorsport 4 this October.
Slated to stick it to enemy in 343 Industries' forthcoming Halo sequel, the UNSC Warthog will appear first as an unlockable showcase vehicle in Forza 4's Auto Vista mode. Once found, players will be able to inspect the Warthog inside and out using Kinect controls to manipulate its moving parts, while listening to Halo's Cortana talk about its many redeeming features. Unfortunately, that's about as much interaction with the Warthog players will be afforded, as Microsoft has emphasized it will not be drivable. That's a shame, really, because nothing spices up a race quite like mounted turrets.
This is second time Forza 4's vehicles (or lack thereof) have made the news. Earlier this week, Turn 10 Studios' creative director EA will not be sharing its exclusive Porsche license with the developer, explaining:
"This kills me. While Forza Motorsport 4 will feature RUF, it will not include Porsche cars. As many of you know, since the beginning of the Forza franchise, the Porsche license has been available only through a sub-licensing deal with EA. In Forza 3, we were able to feature more than 35 different Porsche models by offering to collaborate with EA. For Forza 4, we were looking forward to adding even more Porsche cars, and we were especially looking forward to featuring multiple Porsche experiences in our new Auto Vista mode. In the end, however, EA couldn’t see their way towards collaborating again."
You know what would help with those negotiations? Mounted turrets. Just floating it out there.
Aug 26, 2011