As part of the Microsoft and Bethesda game showcases this weekend, two big announcements were made for the Forza series of racing games. Forza Motorsport, the game that leans towards simulation, showed its power in its first gameplay demo, while Forza Horizon 5, a more arcade-style game, showed off its first expansion pack.
Turn 10 Studios showcased the latest additions to the Forza Motorsport series this weekend by shooting a video entirely into the game’s engine. Designed to showcase its realistic capabilities, it has also released some tracks and cars that will be in the title.
Billed as “the most technologically advanced racing game ever made”, the video shows its new dynamic time, allowing players to play all day and night. As time goes on, the weather also changes, changing the temperature of the track and affecting the behavior of the vehicle.
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Similarly, the studio says it has added features like tire compounds and wearables to add depth, drama and dynamism to the gaming experience. According to Turn 10, it has improved the fidelity of its physics simulation 48 times, making the experience more realistic than before.
Moreover, the consequences of hitting your car will be more accurate than before. The new simulation considers detailed damage directions, how the paint peels off, wheel friction, dirt buildup and more. With ray tracing technology, meanwhile, cars, scratches and tracks will look better than ever.
In addition to these features, the studio has released a few tracks and cars that will be included in the game. The game will include real tracks like Maple Valley and Circuit Hakone, as well as real circuits like Spa-Francorchamps, Laguna Seca, and Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. A list of cars featured in the trailer can be found below this story.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels
At the Arcade end of the spectrum, Microsoft has announced the new Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels pack. Featuring a wide range of new Hot Wheels cars and a wide range of gameplay areas, this is the first expansion pack for the Forza Horizon 5.
It adds a 124 mile (200km) looping, twisting, orange track to the game that can take drivers through a breathtaking tour of a new Hot Wheels Open World. The area adds gravity-offending magnet tracks, ice conditions, rumble tracks and water flames to the game.
The expansion pack can be run from start to finish in Co-op mode with friends, and once you’ve finished creating the Hot Wheels world, you can create your own. The Hot Wheels Creation Kit lets gamers play with 80 new tracks and stunt pieces that snap together to make their way. Once you’ve created a new track, you can share it with the world to explore
In addition, the pack comes with real life hot wheels models and 10 new cars inspired by real cars. These include:
2018 Chevrolet Hot Wheels COPO Camaro
2012 Bad for Hot Wheels Blades
2013 Hot Wheels Baja Sister Shaker
2000 Hot Wheels Tears II
2021 Hennessy Venom F5
2019 Brabham BT62
2006 Mosler MT900 GT3
2020 Sierra Car # 23 Yokohama Alpha
2018 Subaru WRX STI ARX Supercar
2019 Italdesign DaVinci concept
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels Priced at. 19.99 While Forza Motorsport is not priced, the game is expected to debut in 2023. The trailer includes the following cars:
2018 Acura # 36 Gradient Racing NSX GT3
2020 Acura # 6 ARX-05 DPi
1958 Aston Martin DBR1
2017 Aston Martin Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 # 7
2018 Audi # 44 R8 LMS GT3
2021 Audi RS E-Tron GT
2017 BMW # 24 BMW Team RLL M6 GTLM
2018 BMW # 1 BMW M Motorsport M8 GTE
2019 Brabham BT62
2021 Cadillac # 31 Wheelen Racing DPI-VR
1966 Chaparral # 66 Chaparral Cars 2E
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport Coupe
2020 Chevrolet # 3 Corvette Racing C8.R.
Coupe in 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stinger
1969 Dodge Charger R / T
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
1967 Eagle-Weslake T1G
1967 Ferrari # 24 Ferrari Spa 330 P4
1966 Ford # 2 GT40 Mk II Le Mans
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
2018 Formula Drift # 64 Nissan 370Z
2020 Formula Drift # 151 Toyota GR Supra
2019 Ginetta # 6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1
1967 Honda RA300
2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
2018 Lamborghini # 63 Team Corse Huracán Super Trofeo Evo
2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO
1991 Mazda # 55 Mazda 787 b
1966 McLaren M2B
2019 McLaren Army GTR
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT3
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
2016 NIO EP9
2019 Nissan 370Z Nismo
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO (R35)
2017 Porsche # 911 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR
2021 Porsche 911 GT3