If you didn’t hear the news yet, Dai Yoshihara will be moving from his V8 powered Nissan S13 to a Subaru BRZ for the 2014 Formula Drift season. At SEMA he debuted his new car complete with a special version of the recently released Rocket Bunny Ver. 2 widebody kit. Although when it was mentioned that the car would be a blank canvas it was meant quite literally as the car was totally white! Blanco!
The reason for this is that Falken Tire is turning to future owners of Forza Motorsport 5 to design Dai’s new livery. Players are to create a livery design in Forza Motorsport 5, take a screen shot of their design then submit that shot to Falken Tire’s Facebook pageand from there a winner will be chosen. The contest will start during the last week of November (just after the Xbox One launch and Forza Motorsport 5′s release) and run until January 31st.
It is not said if there will be a prize awarded to the person who creates the winning design, but hey bragging rights for something as big as this may just be prize enough for many.
Good luck designers!
Falken Tire Invites FORZA Motorsport 5 Players to Design Livery on Team Falken’s Formula Drift Subaru BRZ
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. (Nov. 8). – Falken Tire, a manufacturer of high performance on- and off-road tires, will continue its strong relationship with Microsoft in anticipation of the launch of Forza Motorsport 5 by conducting a special design contest for its newest Formula Drift entry.
Currently the best-rated videogame racing franchise of the past 10 years, the new Forza Motorsport 5 game is slated to be released on the “all-in-one games and entertainment system” – according to Microsoft officials – the new Xbox One. In anticipation of the November 22 launch, Forza Motorsport 5 will be at the heart of a nine-week promotional effort Falken Tire has set in motion beginning late November. The contest will encourage gamers and Falken Tire customers from around the world to submit their design for the new Subaru BRZ competition car to be driven by 2011 Formula D Champion Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara for the 2014 drift season.
“Falken Tire is again reaching out to the Forza online community to ask people to create their own one-of-a-kind Falken livery for Team Falken’s new Subaru BRZ,” said Nick Fousekis, Falken Director of Motorsports Marketing. “We are asking players to submit their Forza 5 Motorsport screenshot-based designs to Falken Tire’s Facebook page.”
“The winning design will live on Dai’s Subaru BRZ for the entire season,” declared Jonathon Bradford, Team Falken’s Formula Drift Supervisor. “Being a part of this very important network of Forza Motorsport players is key to building awareness of our brand as well as the Formula Drift Championship,” he stressed.“We suspect there’s a very strong crossover among fans and participants of both sports, and they’re also likely Falken customers.”
Added Fousekis: “We are pleased Discount Tire will return to co-sponsor Dai’s new BRZ for the 2014 season, and with SPD Metal Works handling the building of the car, Dai has set the bar high for his championship effort. I know he’s also excited – as we all are – about having a special look designed by a Forza Motorsport 5 player.”
Working in conjunction with Turn 10 Studios, the contest will begin during the final week of November and run until the 31st of January 2014. Official Falken and Falken Sponsor Logos must be integrated into the submitted designs, with visibility from all corners of the car (quarter panels, and the center of front and rear bumpers). In addition, Falken’s 2014 partner sponsors’ logos must be included, which are: Discount Tire; Sam’s Autoland; BC; Sparco; SPD Metal Works; and Mobil 1. In addition, a “creative interpretation of the traditional ‘Falken Scallops’ livery should be included,” according to Fousekis.
Remember how cool it was when Turn 10 announced that there would be monthly Forza 4 DLC for like a whole year? No? Well it was freaking cool. In fact, it went over so well that they will be doing it all over again for Forza Motorsport 5. Yes, every month there will be a 10 car DLC pack for Forza 5, not counting any free DLC gifts or promotions that may also come along the way.
The really awesome news about this is that every single car in every DLC pack will also get the “Forzavista” treatment! Players will be able virtually walk around, sit in, and start up every DLC car they get in amazing detail. So far there is no announcement of a “season pass” to buy it all up front but I am sure that will come down the pipe soon.
By now it is widely known that Forza Motorsport 5 will be an official launch title when the new Xbox One console is released in November. What isn’t so well known is that Turn 10 Studios (the Forza 5 dev team) worked closely with Microsoft as they developed the Xbox One hardware. In this video with “Major Nelson”, Dan Greenawalt of Turn 10 explains the thinking behind utilizing Xbox One’s “impulse triggers” by using their haptic feedback to help train Forza 5 players. Its pretty interesting stuff! Watch below.
When I went to E3 2013 my goal was to play as many racing games as possible so I could report it all to you. Among all the games I played I know the game that most of you looked forward too the most is Forza Motorsport 5. I know this because its the racing game I looked forward to the most myself! I actually had several opportunities to play the latest Forza game over the course of E3 as I was lucky enough to be invited to a few special events by Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft. So, after getting the chance to play Forza 5 several times, I have finally formulated my opinion and first impressions!
In addition to the game I also have a few quick words about the prototype Thrustmaster steering wheel I used to play Forza while at E3. If you are interested at all in Forza 5 and/or the new wheel then you are going to want to hear this so scroll down for the video!
In case you haven’t seen it already here is the trailer for Forza Motorsport 4! Not too much is known about this game yet except for the fact that Top Gear USA will have some type of involvement with the game. Also according to G4 the game will also have support for Microsoft Kinect. Which means we will probably see the special mode that Turn 10 Studios showed off at E3 last spring.
I got my first up close look at the new Ferrari 458 Italia just a short while ago on the E3 show floor. It was parked right in the middle of the Turn 10 Studios exhibit. I have to say, after seeing it up close I don’t hate it as much as I used to!
We just got a personal invite for a private Forza event hosted by Turn 10 Studios in which they’ll announce “The Future Of Forza”. They also elude to being the first to try a “brand new console racing experience.” Could this be an early peak at Forza IV (that’s 4 for those who aren’t down with the roman numerals)? Could it be a new patch that would give Forza III functionality with the highly anticipated Project Natal prepheral? We can only guess until we attend the event on Wednesday night. We will keep you posted!
Another awesome Forza Motorsport 3 DLC just hit Xbox Live. Starting today players can grab the Exotic Car Packwhich is stuffed full of insane, rare, and stupidly fast cars from all over the world. From the 2010 Gumpert Apollo S to the 2010 SSC Ultimate Aero if you’re looking for cars that will do over 220mph out of the box then this is the DLC for you. The price is set at 400 microsoft points which is about equal to 5 bucks. Not a bad price for 10 supercars!
Official Exotic Car Pack List: 2010 Joss JT1, 2010 Gumpert Apollo S, 2010 Mosler MT900S, 2010 Devon GTX, 2010 Rossion Q1, 2010 Spada Vetture Sport Codatronca TS, 2010 Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85, 2010 SSC Ultimate Aero, 2010 Radical SR8 Supersport.
Turn 10 Studios just dropped a new “Autoweek” car pack (where is the MotorworldHype car pack huh Turn 10? j/k) and it is a pretty fresh line up. For 400 Microsoft points (about 5 bucks) you get:
2010 Aston Martin One-77
2009 Audi R8 LMS
2009 Audi RS6
2010 BMW Motorsport M6 Coupe
2010 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport
2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
2010 Saleen S5S Raptor
2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
2010 Pagani Zonda R
2010 Porsche Boxter S
Not bad for 5 bucks right?! I’m looking forward to driving that Pagani Zonda R!
By the time you read this Forza Motorsport 3 would have been available to the public for about 8 or 9 hours. Which officially means you have no excuse for not having it by now! However since I’m a reasonable man I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt anyway and tell you that if you have the extra cash you should probably try to pick up the gamestop exclusive limited edition. For an extra 20 bucks over the $60 price tag you get a limited edition case, a 2GB Forza USB flash drive, VIP Community membership, and some cool DLC like hand picked and tuned cars from the Forza Motorsport 3 staff. It’s all awesome stuff and worth the extra dub spot. Stay tuned to our official review of the game. Yeah, we got it like a week ago…how?…juice baby…juice..