• Dec 13, 2010
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November 2010 was a big month for driving simulator-loving PlayStation 3 owners. Gran Turismo 5 finally hit store shelves nearly six years after GT4 set the gaming world aflame. GT5 is a PS3-only affair, though, so xBox fans have little to get excited about. But then again, most xBox champions probably feel they already have a hyper-realistic driving simulator courtesy of the Forza series. And according to the official Forza Motorsport website next Fall will see the debut of Forza 4.

That's right; just one year after GT5 finally graced our presence and only two years after Forza 3 was minted, an all-new Forza is waiting in the wings. We're a little shy on details at at this point, but we're guessing the game will build upon the 500 cars in the Forza 3 Ultimate Collection, with more tracks, more racing styles and, hopefully, even more stunning graphics. Hit the jump to watch the Forza Motorsport 4 teaser, and chime in on the battle of Forza versus Gran Turismo in our poll below. Thanks to everyone for the tips!




[Source: Forza Motorsport]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Uh anyone excited for shift 2?
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would be great to have both games for PC...
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the point of that was to confuse me as to what was live action (top gear it would seem) and what was rendered, mission accomplished. There are some clear rendered parts but I'd be impressed if some of what I think is "live action" is in fact rendered..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't speak for the game itself but I feel I can say with some degree of certainty that it won't be released unfinished and three years late.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gran Turismo 5 was a let down in many ways. Its still a great game, but it didnt live up to its hype. Forza 4 has a lot of potential that could and probably will make it the better game.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sorry about the double reply! Can somebody please delete the first one?
        • 4 Years Ago
        to dystroglycan:
        yes there is, the fanatec wheel, those top level model. Really well made, high quality wheel, better than G25/G27 but also a bit more expensive(acceptable price if u can afford a G25/G27)
        Thus the problem of xbox 360 is that it has no mid-range wheel, something in the "driving force pro gt" price range.
        • 4 Years Ago
        but is there a good driving wheel for the 360? thats the only thing keeping me from getting one...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I kinda agree. I've only played GT5 for a bit but so far I to am underwhelmed. Maybe it was just hyped up to much. While waiting for it to come out I was convinced to pick up Forza 3. It is a solid game. I like the car selection better. Lots more cars I would actually WANT to own. GT5 is still fun but graphically Forza is just as good and maybe even better. GT5 just feels like the same game as GT4 and GT3 and the hole experience is very clunky. If Forza 4 makes a big jump from 3 it could take over completely.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I completely agree.

        I used to love GT. Bought a ps1 to play GTS, bought a ps2 to play GT3 and GT4. Finally bought a ps3 to play GT5, and i'm really under-whelmed with it. I even bought the collectors edition...I'll keep playing it as I finished FM3 last year 100%, but NFS:HP is calling for my time as well.

        Bring on Forza!
      • 4 Years Ago
      To whomever asked about a good wheel for the 360, dont get the Microsoft wireless wheel. Try the Fanatec Turbo S wheel. It's the closest competition for the G25/G27 in the PC world and it is one of the only wheels compatible with the Xbox 360. It has a clutch pedal and 6 speed h pattern shifter unlike the MS wheel. (I am a G25 user but I use it for PC sim racing, a controller is fine for my 360)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have heard that the Fanatec wheels loses its luster after using it for awhile, can anyone confirm or deny this? I just wish Microsoft would let more third party companies make a better wheel for them (they aren't even selling the MS wheels anymore I think)..I still have my MS wireless wheel its not too bad for what it is but yea if they would let logitech make the G27 for xbox we wuld all be happy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't buy the crossfire adapter it won't work with the 360. I've researched it already, there are people who say that it will but it doesn't.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have a Turbo S wheel and the Clubsport pedals, and while they are fantastic and worth the money it is currently out of production. It's been replaced by the GT2 wheel which was just released, and is available for pre-order.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Has anyone heard if the XCM Cross Fire adapter is a real viable option? They claim it supports forced feedback wheels and allows you to use them on XBox but I don't find anyone having said they actually have used one and had luck. I may just try it out. I refuse to buy another wheel just to cater to the 360, an $80 adapter I'll do, another $250 wheel, I won't.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The H pattern shifter on the 911 Fanatec Turbo S is garbage. The slots are too narrow and it's ultra click and notchy. To be honest, you'll discard it, I did.

        The forward back shifter isn't good either, but it does work. The pedals are excellent for plastic pedals, but don't measure up to the G25 pedals. They also lack a carpet gripper in them so the pedals move around a bit too much.

        The actual wheel on the Fanatec 911 Turbo S is very very good. It might actually be better than the G25 wheel, and of course it has far more useful buttons on it.

        The Fanatec 911 Turbo S is a good choice in many ways, but the price is prohibitive, also you will ALWAYS be using the shifter paddles, neither of the side shifters are good enough to want to use. The MS Wireless Racing Wheel is junk. It can't clamp down right and it has a loose shaft mount anyway. Fortunately, the normal 360 controller is very good for racing games, much better than a Dual Shock 3.

        I have a Fanatec 911 Turbo S and a Logitech G25. I frequently use the G25's H-pattern shifter for cars which have H-pattern gearboxes.

        Clutch mode works better than ever in GT5 with the G25, but it still isn't any good. I don't bother using it. Clutch mode works with the Fanatec 911 Turbo S on Forza 3, but I don't bother using it either. Given that neither game will let me upshift without the clutch, it's not a great simulation of real-world racing anyway, so I leave clutch mode off.

        Shift:
        The G25 works on the PS3 also. The Fanatec 911 Turbo S works on the PS3, 360 and PC.
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about the option of I used to be a GT fan until they took 6 years to release a warmed over version of GT4.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My 360 is ready.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hate these trailers that show you nothing but video footage.....if you're not going to show actual gameplay (you know, the view from behind the wheel of when you're actually playing), don't bother.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stop trolling your readers, AB. It's insulting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So excited for this release. I received Forza 3, my first foray into the series, last Christmas and absolutely love the game. I'm even more excited that I won't have to purchase a new Xbox console just to play it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      GT5's a good game, not 6 years in the making good, but good and hopefully a little better after some patch work. I do enjoy the fact that many of the modifications are represented well in the game (you can see how adding negative camber effects the tire's position on the car, likewise with lowering it). I just feel like they didn't add enough of the customization. No roll cages available (at least for the cars I have). No race modifications for many of the cars (especially stupid on cars like the '07 Mustang, a car that's been race modified by tons of people in the real world). No brake mods (unacceptable). Also no customization of paint schemes other than base color. No fender flaring, no wider wheels and tires. The game feels a little robotic, Forza appears more friendly for the user, in appearance and customization anyway.

      That being said, I just saw on Maximum Motorsports' facebook page that a guy made a vesion of the MM shop car on Forza. Looks very much like the real car. Being that my track car has most of the same stuff their shop car has, it intrigues me to be able to make a digital replica of my own track car. I've never played Forza so I can't speak for the physics, etc. but it looks pretty damned good and for me, the addition of so many cars that are here in the states is a very cool factor.

      I may just pony up and get an XBox360 just so I can play Forza 3 (I'd probably pick up Halo too). It'd be a done deal if I was sure the work arounds I've read about to get the G25 to work on XBox were more substantiated.

      Also I read somewhere that they want to incorporate the motion sensing stuff (whatever XBox calls it) on Forza 4, where you wouldn't have a steering wheel, you'd just hold your hands in the air like you did have one. I think that's very, very lame.
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