It’s Wednesday, and we’re getting bored. We want to race cars, but unfortunately, we’re still locked in an office. But there is Another Way. We’re still going to race cars, we’re just going to do it virtually. We’re having a Forza 6 tournament, right here, and we want you to join in the fun.
Do you have a game you regularly return to, just because you like how it feels? For me, that game is Forza Horizon.
For some parents all it takes is a cuddle or a short story to send their little darlings into dreamland. Not me. I have to play video games to get the kids to go down. Poor me.
With less than a lap to go I can see the tail of the brilliant red Ferrari at the end of the Mulsanne Straight from the windshield of my GT40 MK II. Moments later the Ferrari scuffs the brake zone at Arnage and I pass him. I’ve just achieved a great moment in motorsports history, courtesy of Forza 6. I also feel like…
My Summer Car is a game about chugging beer and tinkering obsessively with a beat-up old sports car. It is, according to its creator, the most realistic car game ever.
Microsoft just showed the first trailer for Forza 6. And by trailer, I mean commercial for new car that also happens to be in the game.
Look at those trees bending, buffeted by wind as the rain comes pouring down on Forza Horizon 2's new Storm Island expansion. It could be worse.
Console transitions are weird, sometimes sloppy things, and the latest—from PS3/Xbox 360 to PS4/Xbox One—is no different. The newest wrinkle? Games like Forza Horizon 2 and Diablo III are only offering DLC and major updates to current-gen versions. Last-gen, meanwhile, is stuck out in the cold.
Traffic is bad enough when there are cars all around you. It's worse when they're on top of you and you're floating in a void. Also in today's Highlight Reel, a new Mario Bros world record, Destiny meets Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and more!
Forza 5 launched with some nasty microtransactions, made more upsetting by the fact that people already spent $60 to buy it. Players were pissed, and creator Turn 10 spent months re-tuning the otherwise solid racer. What does this mean for open-world spin-off Forza Horizon 2? No microtransactions whatsoever. At first.
Yep, that's what he said. The CAD data they get from car companies is usually pretty unusable for the making in-game cars. And, even more telling, Forza developers never trust the manufacturer specs for HP, weight, etc. They do all their own dyno testing, and part-weighing. So turn on your Xbox One for accurate car…
In addition to announcing the availability of the next Forza game at its E3 press conference, Microsoft also said that Forza Motorsport 5 will be getting the famous Nürburgring track. It will be free for all Forza 5 owners on the Xbox One. Watch the video up top.
With Forza 5's Drivatar tech and player-controlled clubs with up to 1000 members, along with dedicated servers for smooth multiplayer connectivity, Forza Horizon 2 is arriving to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 30.
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While Microsoft has done away with its "daily check-in" requirement for the Xbox One, that's not the end of strange new digital firsts for the system. Witness Forza 5, which even when you buy it on disc, needs to download more of the game online the first time you fire it up.
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Promising "the end of AI" in its driving series, Forza 5 will introduce something called "Driveatar," which will learn from players personal driving styles and upload them into the cloud as racing opponents, Turn 10 Studios said on stage at Microsot's E3 news conference.
Here's the problem with these next-gen consoles, and driving games in particular: as good as this Forza 5 trailer looks, just how much better does it look than Forza 4?
Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 5, launching later this year with the Xbox One, looked pretty amazing in motion, but these first screens are just so beautiful it's stupid.
With all that next-gen processing power, you didn't expect Xbox One to launch without a Forza title, did you? Here is Forza Motorsport 5, from Turn 10 Studios. It will be available at launch.