Are you in the strange and probably highly unlikely position of owning an Xbox One console but not owning a copy of Forza Motorsport 5 yet? Hey, it could happen! Well, see we are in a weird situation. We have a copy of the game but no console to review it with (hopefully soon) so we figured in the meantime we would give one of you the chance to own and play the game for yourself! So, we are giving away one copy of Forza Motorsport 5: Day One Edition!
All that needs to be done to enter is to visit our Facebook page (Facebook.com/MotorworldHype) and find the post with the above image in it then “like” that post. On Friday (Dec. 13th 5pm PST) we will randomly pick winner from those who liked the post. That’s it! The only other requirement is that you be a resident of the good ol’ U.S.A.
I was super lucky to be invited to the official west coast launch of the Xbox One last week, which was also the official west coast launch of Forza Motorsport 5since it played a role as a release title for the new console. The party was held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles and Microsoft invited 500 potential Xbox One owners to the party MC’d by world famous DJ “deadmau5″.
However before the party really got started I had a chance to sit down with Turn 10 Studios creative director Dan Greenawalt and talk to him about what’s changed with Forza Motorsport 5 since the last time I played at E3 and also to address some questions that were straight from the official Forza Motorsport forums. Check it out below!
In just 10 days Xbox One will be released upon the world and all of us crazy kids can finally get our hands on Forza Motorsport 5. In anticipation, or maybe just to goad us further, Microsoft has released two new gameplay videos. One of the Lotus E21 F1 car taking a full lap around Yas Marina Circuit and another of the Audi R18 taking a lap of LeMans. Both videos will make you throw tantrums and ask “Why don’t I have Forza 5 now?! Waagghh!” Just me? Ok nevermind… Just watch the videos!
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.
Not to be outdone by Gran Turismo 6′s epic trailer, Turn 10 Studios released their own launch trailer for Forza Motorsport 5 today which includes a huge reveal of the Lotus F1 car making an appearance in the game. Not sure if there will be other F1 cars in game since the Lotus car was the only one shown but it is a possibility. The trailer also includes a reveal of the Yas Marina Circuit which looks gorgeous!
In addition to releasing the trailer Turn 10 also announced some more info about the “Car Pass” program. Basically Car Pass is a way to buy the first 6 Forza 5 DLC packs (each including 10 cars) all at once at a slightly discounted rate. Today it was announced that the Car Pass will cost $49.99. To provide some incentive it was also revealed that the first DLC pack which will be released at launch will include LaFerrari! Yes, LaFerrari will be the “hero car” of the first Forza 5 DLC. We will have to wait until tomorrow to find out the other 9 cars that will be included in the LaFerrari DLC pack. For now check out the new launch trailer below.
One of the biggest awesome bombs that Turn 10 Studios dropped at E3 this year was that Indy Car would be included in Forza Motorsport 5. However, since then we haven’t seen much else of Forza Indy Cars other than a quick “Forzavista” clip. Forzavista is great but today we finally get to see the Indy Cars in action via a new gameplay video released by Turn 10 Studios just moments ago. Scroll down to go on a lap of Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Scott Dixon’s Dallara.
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.
Its official. In a video recently released by Microsoft its confirmed that the first racing wheels for the new Xbox One console will be from Thrustmaster and Mad Catz. The Thrustmaster wheel was already widely known since it was used to demo Forza Motorsport 5 at E3 this year. However the Mad Catz wheel is a bit out of left field. Typically Mad Catz was not known for being “high end” in the past but their new wheel for the Xbox One seems to be on par with the $500 wheels that we are used to seeing from the likes of Fanatec and Logitec. Mad Catz’ wheel will also have interchangeable wheel rims similar to the Fanatec clubsport.
There is some bad news though. If you are one of those people hoping that their $300-$600 Xbox 360 wheels would work on the new Xbox One then this would be the time to raise your fists to the air and yell “Noooooooo!” as it was confirmed that Xbox 360 wheels will not work on Xbox One. Time to start saving those pennies for a new rig.
To hear all the details about the new Xbox One steering wheels watch the video below.
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.
Today the team at Turn 10 Studios announced that like the games before it, Forza Motorsport 5 will get the “Limited Edition” treatment! The limited edition will release at the same time as the standard and “Day One” editions but it will weigh in on consumer wallets a bit more with a $79.99 price tag.
What makes the limited edition worth roughly 80 bucks? Plenty… Let’s go down the list shall we?
First of all the limited edition will feature the 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback on its cover which conceals a “steelbook” case for the game disc. Besides the disc, the case contains Forza Motorsport 5, Xbox One, and Audi window decals. That’s just the physical goodies. On to the in-game stuff!
First off the limited edition will come with the “limited edition car pack” (go figure). The limited edition car pack consists of the following:
-2011 Audi RS3 Sportback,
-2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
-2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
-2013 McLaren P1
-2013 SRT Viper GTS
Also included is VIP membership to the Forza Motorsport 5 community. VIP members get exclusive benefits like 2x player rewards, access to exclusive online events, a special in-game player badge, and gift cars from Turn 10. Surprise, surprise VIP members also get the “Forza Motorsport 5 VIP car pack”! This is another 5 car pack which includes the following:
So far, that’s 10 DLC cars that limited edition owners will get right off the bat. But wait! There’s more! Limited edition owners will also get the “Day One car pack” which is a three car pack that includes:
-2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
-2013 Ford Focus ST
-2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
That’s 13 cars total not counting the gift cars that Turn 10 will throw in for VIP members! Wait, wait there is even more! Seriously! Limited edition owners will also get 1,250 free in-game “car tokens”. Those tokens can be used to instantly purchase just about any other car that doesn’t already come with the limited edition package. The car tokens alone are worth about 10 bucks.
All of that stuff for an extra 20 bucks doesn’t seem so bad does it? If all of that sounds like something you want then you can pre-order the limited edition now anywhere that is currently pre-ordering the standard and day one editions of Forza Motorsport 5.