• Sep 24, 2011
Gamers, Turn 10 Studios is about to have you say goodbye to your family and friends. Forza Motorsport 4 is nearly available for purchase, and the creative team has let slip a few goodies that will be included with the game. We've already heard about the involvement of Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, and how the developers turn a real track into a virtual one. Today, however, we've learned that there's a whole lot more in store for us.

The game hits stores on October 11th, but XBox Live Gold members can grab a demo version starting on October 3rd. Everyone else needs to wait until the 7th for their shot at the demo. When the full version of the game hits a few days later, fresh downloadable content will be available.

Now, DLC will be offered throughout the game's life cycle. To make sure you have access to it as it becomes available, Forza 4 offers a season pass. Paying $29.99 ensures that you get access to all six of the soon-to-be-released content packs. Buying in bulk also saves you 30 percent over buying each pack individually. This plan also provides you with a bonus American Muscle car pack. It adds the 1965 Pontiac GTO, 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 1970 Buick GSX, 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee, 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS, 1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ, 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi, 1967 Dodge Coronet W023, 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock and 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt to your list of playable vehicles.

Turn 10 has gone to great lengths to include famous race tracks from around the world, and has announced that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the latest to be added to the game. Click past the jump for the full skinny from Turn 10.

Also, be sure to check back next week when we share our thoughts on the game... oh, we didn't tell you? We've already gotten to play it. Stay tuned!
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Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass

September 22, 2011by TURN 10 STAFF

Get Your Ticket to the Fast Lane! Turn 10 Studios Announces the "Forza Motorsport 4" Game Add-on Season Pass, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Track, and Day-One Downloadable Content.

"Forza Motorsport 4" Xbox LIVE demo arriving Oct. 3 for Xbox LIVE Gold members and Oct. 7 for all other Xbox LIVE members.

Revving up for the launch of "Forza Motorsport 4" on Oct. 11 in North America, Oct. 14 in Europe, and Oct. 20 throughout the rest of world, Turn 10 Studios is offering fans a special deal to help fuel their car passion all year long with the "Forza Motorsport 4" Season Pass. The "Forza Motorsport 4" Season Pass is your action-packed ticket to six game add-on packs of the title's downloadable content (DLC) as they're released through the next year. Starting Oct. 11, players can purchase the Season Pass on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and at participating retailers--including Best Buy and GameStop--for only 2,400 Microsoft points ($29.99 USD and €21.74), redeemable for six game add-on packs, representing a 30 percent overall savings as compared to purchasing the content separately.

Delivering 60 of the hottest cars to supplement your "Forza" experience, the six game add-ons included in the Season Pass offer will be released from November 2011 to April 2012 and are must-haves for "Forza Motorsport" fans, whether you like to race, tune or simply collect cars from the hundreds of available models in "Forza Motorsport 4."

The "Forza Motorsport 4" Season Pass is also the key to the ultimate day-one experience. Fans who purchase the Season Pass will receive the first game add-on, the "American Muscle" car pack as an additional bonus.

The American Muscle car pack includes:
1965 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Buick GSX
1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee
1966 Chevrolet Nova SS
1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ
1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi
1967 Dodge Cornet W023
1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock
1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

More "Forza Motorsport 4" news announcements to get you ready for race

Indianapolis Motor Speedway comes to Forza Motorsport 4

Operating continuously for more than a century, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the world's most iconic tracks and home to the greatest American auto race: the Indianapolis 500. The team at Turn 10 went to painstaking lengths to capture every element of the speedway, including the legendary Brickyard, the instantly recognizable Pagoda building, and Gasoline Alley. Stay tuned for an upcoming entry in the "Making Of Forza Motorsport 4" video documentary series that explores the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and how Turn 10 Studios captured and brought the track to life in "Forza Motorsport 4".

Xbox LIVE Demo: For those who cannot wait to speed to victory, the Xbox LIVE demo for "Forza Motorsport 4" will be available to download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Oct. 3 for Xbox LIVE Gold members and on Oct. 7 for all other Xbox LIVE members. More information about the demo will be revealed soon.

Pre-Order Today: Fans are encouraged to pre-order "Forza Motorsport 4" before its North American launch on Oct. 11 to ensure they can get their hands on the Limited Collector's Edition and to receive the "Launch Bonus" car pack as supplies will be limited.

The limited quantity "Launch Bonus" car pack includes:
1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
2011 Koenigsegg Agera
1997 Lexus SC300
2011 RUF RGT-8
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport


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      Gonzo_13
      • 3 Years Ago
      This generation of gaming boggles my mind. Developers will EXCLUDE content, just to make a buck later on with overpriced DLC. Mainly the reason why I've stopped gaming. I'm tired of the price gouging. If I want to play a racing simulator, I'll stick with rFactor on the PC that I've been playing for years.
        trumpet1dude
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gonzo_13
        I blame gamers and I'm one of them. we want these games to be made as fast as possible but we don't want developers to withhold any content.....or provide new content??? games that used to take years to get sequels now get a sequel every November. in order for us to get a new game every year the developers have to do this. we get a game better then last year and in order for them to do that they have to give it to us in dlc if they didn't would you really wait 2-3 years for a game and pay 120 dollars because thats the price without the season pass
          Smilingoat
          • 3 Years Ago
          @trumpet1dude
          I agree, we do push developers into finding new ways to make money on the games, although, most of these established companies dont really fall into that category as they are easily going to make profit. either way i am very excited for this game and have preordered the collectors edition.
      Stephen Smalling
      • 3 Years Ago
      I already took off work for a week after the release date and built a cockpit for my steering wheel. It's also looking more and more like this might contribute to me being single come mid october. I say it's worth it... Forza ftmfw
      Carl Wilson
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't wait to play this game......next year when the price is $20 used on amazon.
        Prince David
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Carl Wilson
        Probably what I'll do too. Have a lot of other games to play but this does look awesome
      drant22
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those who complain about Turn 10, don't buy the game and play crappy GT4. This game is LEAPS AND BOUNDS better than all console simulations and even some PC ones out there. Turn 10 listens to their customer base and adds all the extra little things just to make games even better. Even Forza 3 is obsolete compared to what they are offering in Forza 4. The Physics and feel of Forza makes it a fun racing sim, if you don't like having extra content added as they go along, don't buy the game. Less whiney b***hes in the racing lounges that I beat anyway :D. We would wait forever if we were always waiting for "The next best thing". This applies to DLC in some way.
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @drant22
        GT4 might be Crappy by todays standards, but that's why we have GT5. And since the game isn't even on sale yet, I fail to see how you know it's LEAPS AND BOUNDS better than all console sims. By the way, what's your xbox live gamer tag, I would like to see how good you think you are.
      peapodkid3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Day one DLC? Stuff that should of been included IN the game already?
      KevinT18
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or... 1. Is every company in the world scamming gamers through DLC these days and 2. More importantly, why do none of these screens look better than PGR3 and GT4 screens from 05/04?....Ever?
        Smilingoat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KevinT18
        the dlc game is a fine line indeed. with Forza i personally dont feel screwed though. for instance i got Forza 3 and almost every single DLC that came out for it, mostly because they were worth the money to me (with some of the cars not even showcased before the game had been released, which is why it wasnt in the game) the season pass is good for people like me, who just want more. as for your GT4/pgr3 crap? your a troll, stfu. this game looks equal to GT5 for car models and better for environments. and as far as every video i see, it is better in terms of consistency as well. not that graphics are *that* important to begin with. this franchise has been the best choice since GT4.
      The Law
      • 3 Years Ago
      So basically Forza 4 is going to cost $90 for cars that should have already been on the game in the first place. Turn 10 and Microsoft are so full of sh*t it's not EVEN funny! That's why I'm going to get a PlayStation 3 instead and don't have to pay to play online.
        Michael Bertovich
        • 3 Years Ago
        @The Law
        Actually, it's $120. You have to buy the special edition to unlock ALL of the cars on the disc, which is $90.
          Kiiks
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Michael Bertovich
          Last I checked, my nickels and dimes weren't worth $30.
          The Law
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Michael Bertovich
          Forza 4 plains on nickeling and diming Xbox users to death.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      So basically you'll have to shell out $90+ just to get the game you should have gotten for $60... NO THANKS
        Smilingoat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        No, not at all. while agree that launch day DLC is bogus, i am 100% sure that some of those cars that are released next year for the game were flat out unavailable when the game launches. everyone pretends like these DLC are already made before release, but they arn't. they are being made right now. and that is why they are not included. this is not horse armor. This DLC actually takes some effort.
          jbm0866
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Smilingoat
          Of course everything in the game takes time, especially when there is damage modeling involved. On the other hand I think you're missing the point...before the days of internet connected consoles developers had to release finished games that were mostly bug free and had all the content they could possibly fit in from day one. The internet connection now allows developers to do two things: 1. Release games that aren't quite finished or bug free...simply to meet the holiday selling date. (release patches later) 2. Make more money from DLC that could have been included with a few more months of development time. We aren't talking about horse armor, but we aren't talking about huge expansion packs either. Don't kid yourself thinking that the DLC car skins weren't developed along with the rest of the game...or couldn't be added by delaying release a couple months.
      David Donovan
      • 3 Years Ago
      OMG you whiny little girls in here are killing me. Who the hell says you have to buy the DLC? You act as if the game itself only comes with 30 cars or something. The game itself has 500 cars from 80 different manufacturers. 80!! So not only will we have the classics in there but we will also have cars from manufacturers that we've never gotten to have even from the most overhyped game of all time in GT5. And Krishan Mistry, you're an idiot. If you actually use Kinect to play this game then that is all you need to say to show that you are NOT a gamer
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Donovan
        No, YOU are the idiot. Kinect is useful for Autovista mode to get the best out of the graphics and detailing, and I believe it has the ability to be used WITH a steering wheel (or controller) so that when you turn your head slightly, the view from the cockpit rotates so you can see apexes better and opponents right next to you. Only an idiot will actually use Kinect to REPLACE a racing wheel with an imaginary steering wheel + auto brake/accel.
      Brandon Walter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pre-ordered my collector's edition a few weeks ago. Pretty excited for FM4 to come out. GT5 was the biggest joke of a "simulation" driving game of all time. I play FM3 religiously and when GT5 came out I bought it as well as a PS3.. I was really disappointed. I loved the photo mode and graphics in GT5, but now all of that is better in FM4. GT5 will always be second to Forza, sorry to tell the PS3 fanboys that lol.
        Prince David
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brandon Walter
        Xbox360 doesn't have a 900 degree turning wheel
          Alex
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Prince David
          yes it does... take a look at the Fanatec line of wheels.
          Rotation
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Prince David
          It does, but they're hyper expensive (I have one though). Real race cars don't have steering wheels that turn 900 degrees anyway. The 900 degree wheel is the dumbest thing to come around in a long while and using one in the rally racing in GT4 was a chore.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Rampant
      • 3 Years Ago
      GT is and always has been better and more realistic - the whole point of simulation racing. The only reason GT got undercut is console preference.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rampant
        It's been more realistic? Really now? So not being able to modify your car past horsepower and handling is realistic? Because that's what you can do on Forza. You can take a Civic, convert it to RWD, and stuff a V8 into it on Forza. Also, in a high speed crash, you usually don't bounce off and are able to drive away. But hey, you can if you're playing GT.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          That's what you're not getting... Sure, the car can't drive past 30mph and is all over the place, BUT IT'S ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME! It turns off and the car is totally fine. Don't try to justify it. Plus, AFTER that high speed crash and you drive away, you can go fix the car's damage. Usually, after a high speed crash, a car is totaled and is beyond repairing. On Forza you have the OPTION to use the rewind. GT5 doesn't even have that option, unless you just wanna turn it off altogether so there is no damage.
          NissanGTR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          If you play with heavy damage special ed elmo, your car maxes out at 30mph with the car jerking left or right. Forza has a rewind button. Infinitely less realistic.
          Rotation
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Elmo, you can turn off damage on Forza also. I think you also missed that GT5 does have damage. You have to get to high levels before the damage starts to matter though.
          Rotation
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Yeah Elmo. You say it has damage but it doesn't count because you can turn it off. You can turn it off in Forza also. Here's a tip for you on damage: People who wreck their cars don't win races anyway. Damage just isn't part of the equation when you are racing to win, because you aren't going to be banging into walls anyway. And if you do, you can just voluntarily quit, like you voluntarily don't use the rewind feature in Forza if you want it to be real. Me, I turn on the damage to max in Forza because of the XP bonus, but it's really a downside. If the computer car gets stupid and rams me, I end up paying the price, through no fault of my own. It never comes into play for me because I don't run into stuff on purpose and if I hit something by accident, I just restart anyway. I kind of have to usually anyway because I race cars that aren't overpowered so if I hit a wall, I'm not going to win.
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