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Microsoft: Forza Motorsport 4 will be most realistic racer across all consoles

Step aside, Gran Turismo 5. The Forza series has always been meant to knock Gran Turismo off its pedestal, and Microsoft thinks that Forza Motorsport 4 will be the game to do it (of course it does). GT 5's giant budget and five years of development are apparently no match for Microsoft and Turn 10:

"Forza Motorsport 4 will be the most expansive and vividly realistic automotive experience across any console, bringing you closer to the edge than you’ve ever been before. Through the power of Kinect, players will be able to step through the TV screen and jump into the driver’s seat while the engaging controller-based experience will let you take on the bone-jarring physics, unparalleled levels of customisation, and rosters of dream cars and tracks."

 

Forza 4 was announced over the weekend, and is slated for fall 2011. Can the Kinect-enabled (but also controller controlled) racer really take the throne? Can we pose questions to which there are no answers so that you'll debate them in the comments? Maybe, and yes.

Dec 13, 2010 

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26 comments

  • AntistaChris - December 16, 2010 6:38 a.m.

    top gears' supporting games now?
  • Inthedistrict - December 15, 2010 2:14 a.m.

    I like my Forza...but it seems like a stretch Turn 10! Might have to make that game 4 or 5 discs for the 360.
  • TheMonarch - December 14, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    I'm excited for this game. It makes me want a Kinect. Also, to the bashers above, please read the fact that the Kinect is in addition to a controller. That is all.
  • ElAmmoBandito - December 14, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Hope they realize that the closest thing to experience a racing game is through a racing wheel not some "Fancy Camera"
  • yagirlfriendsfavoriterapper - December 14, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    @tbag PGR is lame. @GT5 apologist - GT5 sold about as much as the 3 Forza games that have come out in the last few years, In my opinion that is a wash. One took 6 years to make the other was released bi annually since 2005, when GT5 first started development. Like I said it was a wash, But one thing is for sure MS is smart to make Forza 4 at this time seeing as GT6 is not coming out any time soon.
  • Bitchslapthehomeless - December 14, 2010 5:20 p.m.

    Having played both GT5 and Forza 3, I just think it's the more enjoyable GAME. Which is what I'm playing for fun. So, I'll take another serving of Forza, please.
  • TBag - December 14, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    What ever happened to Project Gotham Racing I thought PGR was Microsoft's answer to GT.
  • D0CCON - December 14, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    Kinect would make this less real than the feedback from my racing wheel (which I am getting better at using btw) so screw that, but I'm pumped for F4. I've been trying to remove that GT5 aftertaste (except for the go karts, those were neat) with Forza and F4 should be able to do that.
  • AngryPumpkin - December 14, 2010 12:21 p.m.

    I'm not a giant fan of racing games, but I do enjoy a few, and Forza 4 looks like a game I will enjoy (due to amazing graphics at the very least)
  • michaelkaramas - December 14, 2010 10:09 a.m.

    forza is to grand tourismo as killzone is to halo one may not be the greatest anymore but the other will never outsell it Recaptcha: compared whipped <<<lolololololol
  • Jdub9064 - December 14, 2010 8:14 a.m.

    this year is already shaping up to be a jammed pack lineup. hope to have Forza 3 done by the time this comes out(gots to have all dem achievements!)
  • TheCloakandDagger - December 14, 2010 7:58 a.m.

    Forza 3 was an awesome experience. I can't wait for Forza 4. I love Turn 10'a UI. As for GT5, I would say that it is a prime example of state of game development in Japan. Japaneses games are having a hard time finding there footing in the new market. GT5 was a great simulation, but a god awful game.
  • CountFenring - December 14, 2010 7:14 a.m.

    From what I've heard from the uber racists, Forza 3 is a better sim in many ways, so I guess they might not have that much left to do. NOT AS GOOD AS IRACING.
  • papergoon - December 14, 2010 6 a.m.

    Okay GT5 has its problems. But using Kinect to steer your car and saying it'll be the most realistic racer? That is just ridiculous. Alright I know there's controller input too, but if too much time and effort has been put into Kinect capability, I'm afraid the core game will be compromised.
  • TheIronMaiden - December 14, 2010 4:32 a.m.

    American top gear does suck.... and I know this game is gonna rock already. I'll just have to wait to see if it takes the throne as racing champs.
  • chrisat928 - December 14, 2010 3:32 a.m.

    Why does Microsoft talk so much shit when their game sells much less than Gran Turismo? GT5 has already sold more than Forza 3. Also, American Top Gear sucks.
  • austincharlesbond - December 14, 2010 3:23 a.m.

    Considering how amazing Forza 3 was, I expect nothing less, but with Kinect?
  • tuomotaivainen - December 14, 2010 3:17 a.m.

    @BoltActionRevolver "Through the power of Kinect, players will be able to step through the TV screen and jump into the driver’s seat while the engaging controller-based experience will let you take on the bone-jarring physics" Please... Do us all a favor and LEARN TO READ!
  • BoltActionRevolver - December 14, 2010 3:09 a.m.

    So, because of Kinect, I don't get the feedback that even a controller provides. Instead, I will experience air and all of its massive feedback. Is this how it will be more real? By removing my tactile response? People are right, the future sucks compared to how I wanted it to be Give me a break, and a wheel. If not a wheel, atleast a controller.
  • burywhite - December 14, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    For a long time I eschewed racing gaming.The time I fully embraced them was psone era. Last year I bought NFS Shift and enjoyed it but wanted more.. I picked up Forza 3 having never played one in the series and it was amazing. This is excellent news! Pre-order first day pick up!

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