Microsoft has just unveiled the third generation of its Xbox gaming console, called Xbox One, and the first game demoed on stage was the fifth installment of the Forza Motorsport franchise. The teaser trailer for Forza Motorsport 5 shown during the keynote pitted the two supercars of McLaren against each other: the original F1 and the upcoming P1.

Developed by longtime steward of the franchise, Turn 10 Studios, Forza Motorsport 5 will return to the more traditional simulation-style format of its forebears, as opposed to the open sandbox party world of the more recent Forza Horizon. The new game will be a launch title for Xbox One, so expect a release date in Q4 2013 in time for the holiday shopping season. With a built-in Blu-ray drive, 500 GB hard drive, 8 GB of RAM and 64-bit system architecture, the Xbox One should have the bits underhood to make the best-looking console racing game ever (assuming Sony doesn't move Gran Turismo 6 to its upcoming next-gen Playstation 4 console).

We're also pretty excited about the system's built-in Kinect, with a 250k pixel depth sensor. In addition to facilitating gesture- and voice-based commands for Xbox One, the sensor is said to be sensitive enough to measure human body temperature – that's as cool as it is freaky and could have interesting ramifications for hardcore racing simulations.

The Xbox One keynote presentation has just finished up, but you can view the whole thing on Xbox.com. Expect a lot more news about the system, Forza 5 and other racing titles as we get close to E3 in June.


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      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog, you guys should have the trailer by now. Pictures don't do this game any justice.
      SirRipo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the idea of the Xbox One's controller combined with this - force feedback on the triggers? If it would allow to have a progressive resistance (similar to a brake pedal, perhaps?) - I think it could make for interesting gameplay.
        SirRipo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SirRipo
        That said, I wasn't impressed by anything else I saw in the conference. Granted, I haven't been impressed by any console game in a while (though I am excited to play Destiny).
      v8eater
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yup getting the PS4.
      Jake Laird
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks identical to FM4, especially when you take into account that this isn't gameplay, but a pre-rendered trailer running on a PC. Thank God we have to buy a whole new console just to play a game that would've run just perfectly on our 360's.
        Hal20xx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jake Laird
        Making up facts doesn't make them true. This is running on an Xbox One and these are non-pre-rendered graphics confirmed by a T10 employee.
          Jake Laird
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Hal20xx
          Well, they are pre-rendered. They may be running on FM5's graphics engine, but it's not footage of actual gameplay.
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Hal20xx
          what jake said
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      altough this looks promising it seems the whole internet is switching towards the PS4 atm. sad but microsoft seems to have gotten even more greedy and made some really bad decisions, like used games fee and always on mandatory because games will use cloud data. two things they didn't even mention at the press conference!
      vi_per
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope the graphics look a little better on the production version.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vi_per
        Sarcasm? That looked incredible, far better than anything available today....
          fuzzyfish6
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          TrueDat, You really think those items you outlined will transfer to actual in-game graphics? Show me some actual in-game footage, not a pre-rendered video.
          vi_per
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          No, the author of the article changed the picture above by the time you saw my comment. The original picture looked horrible and really low res - jagged lines around the cars and all.
          TrueDat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          i agree.. the amount of detail is incredible. you can see the metallic paint chips, the metal in the fukin paint!! and visible tire tread ware? that's impressive stuff.. FM4 graphics are impressive, hard to top.. FM5 will really advance the amount of detail. if you aren't a detail person, then yes, it will all go unnoticed i'm sure (kinda like dufas up there)
        John Ralphio
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vi_per
        I think it was a poor choice of track to debut the game with. Reminded me too much of PGR.
      jbm0866
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have both a 360 and Ps3, and like the 360 more for gaming, and PS3 for everything else. This next generation I will stick to one console, and that will probably be the PS4 if they keep the free online... I like Forza better than Gran Turismo, but I really don't have a lot of time for gaming anymore...and paying for Xbox Live isn't worth it to me.
        bchreng
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        It's a shame MS can't offer a free tier for users and supplement it with ads like they do Minesweeper for Windows 8.
          jbm0866
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bchreng
          For me it's the principal.. I pay for the console I pay for the game I pay for home internet And then MS wants me to pay yet again just so I can play games with other people, and do things like stream Netflix? (which I also pay for btw)
        Arturo Rios Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        Me too, I hating for something when you can get it for free, so I too will stay with the PS4. Mainly for movies since I hardly play now a days.
      davebo357
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Xbox conference just shot Sony's stock up 10%. I'd love to try out Forza but there just aren't enough things in the "pro" column to get me over to the xbox. Look forward to playing this game at someone's elses house somewhere down the line though.
      Karthik Raja
      • 2 Years Ago
      xbox one game list http://www.jovora.com/2013/05/microsoft-reveal-its-new-generation-of-consoles-xbox-one/
      • 2 Years Ago
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      wooootles
      • 2 Years Ago
      F1's design can pass as a MY 2014
      Paulevalence
      • 2 Years Ago
      here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vy_LDyfCANg
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