UK Release Date: October 14, 2011.
Genre : Racing.
Platforms : Xbox 360.
PEGI Rating : 3+.
Publisher : Micorsoft Studios.
Players : 16.
Forza Motorsport 4 is the forth instalment of this legendary game from Turn 10 Studios.
In this instalment, players will be able to import their Forza Motorsport 3 profiles into Forza Motorsport 4, giving them the ability to transfer a certain amount of in-game credits and gifted cars into their new garage.
Players will have the option to create car clubs and share cars in their garages within that club. In a departure from previous versions of the series that only had a maximum of eight cars on track, this version supports 16 player racing, both online and offline.
There are three additional real world race tracks new to the Forza franchise, Hockenheimring, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Infineon Raceway are also available. As well, a new fantasy track known as “Bernese Alps” is also available.
A notable new feature in this game is that the players are able to look into a corner using a new head tracking function. Therefore allowing them to look toward the apex of a corner or at nearby cars.
Another new feature called Autovista allowed the player to walk around and explore inside their vehicle using Kinect. The player could point at certain features, such as headlights, wheels and the engine, for further information about them. The Autovista feature is not limited to Kinect users only, and is useable by a regular Xbox 360 controller.
When using Kinect, the game will automatically accelerate and decelerate your vehicle, a feature known as “auto brake” in Forza 3, and the steering would be done by either a controller or by movement of the players hands.
Whilst the game supports head tracking, players can use a controller and Kinect at the same time. Steering will be done by the controller and the Kinect picks up head movement. Kinect will also allow the player to use audio commands to start races and navigate menus.
Like Forza 3 there will be a career mode for players to complete, which sees players racing at multiple locations around the world. Players will also be able to choose from among several cars as a prize, which is a welcome new feature as this was not possible in previous versions of the game.