At the 2004 Electronic Entertainment
Expo, Microsoft Game Studios proudly rolled Forza Motorsport out of the garage
to much fanfare and critical acclaim. In recognition and anticipation of the
first fully-customizable driving simulator for Xbox®, Forza Motorsport was
nominated for the Game Critics Award for “Best Racing Game”
at E3, which will be awarded on Tuesday, June 8, 2004.
Slated to hit stores this holiday season, Forza Motorsport will offer Xbox
gamers and car enthusiasts the opportunity to own, customize, upgrade and race
their favorite cars in the most realistic driving simulator on Xbox.
Racers will be challenged to accumulate earnings to tune-up their rides with
upgrades like engine swaps, bolt-on superchargers and suspension kits. Gamers
can also “trick-out” their creations with sleek, new paint schemes and
upgradeable parts including body kits, rims, spoilers, decals, side skirts,
fender flares, hood scoops and decals from over 150 aftermarket motorsport
partners. Gear heads will love the process of
creating their very own
high-performance racing machines by transforming one of hundreds of different
models from 60 of the world’s top car manufacturers including Ferrari, Porsche,
Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Chevrolet, BMW, Mazda and Dodge. Forza Motorsport
will supply the canvas and tools for a tuner artist’s racing masterpiece.
True passion for cars and racing transcends more than mere competition - it’s
about learning every car’s strengths and weaknesses, discussing driving
techniques with friends and sharing your best work in the garage with the world.
With full Xbox Live™ compatibility and innovative new ways to compete and
communicate online, Forza Motorsport gives gamers the ability to flex the
muscles of their custom
performance-tuned creations against the best the online
world has to offer.
To learn more about Forza Motorsport, racing gamers can visit xbox,
one of the best car games out there.
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games
for Windows, Xbox video game system and online platforms. Comprising a network
of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative
and diverse games for
Windows, including such franchises as Age of Empires®, Flight Simulator and
Zoo Tycoon®; Xbox, including
such franchises as Halo®, Project Gotham Racing and NFL Fever; and Zone.com, the official games
channel for the MSN® network and home to such hits as Bejeweled and OutSmart™.
is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most
exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive
collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live
online service. The new tagline, “it’s good to play together,” captures the
spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle.
Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
Here are some just released press screen shots of the new Forza game due
to come out in April of 2005, that is the shipping date. Seen here first on
Click on the images to enlarge.
ForzaMotorsport.net Goes Live
- Official Website of Forza Motorsport™ Launches With Innovative Car
December 20, 2004 - Microsoft Game Studios
today announced the launch of ForzaMotorsport.net -the official website of
its highly anticipated driving simulator, Forza Motorsport. The site,
which went live today, promises to stimulate the appetite of speed-hungry
car enthusiasts with a more revealing peek at the Xbox racer that many
have craved since its unveiling at the 2004 Electronics Entertainment
ForzaMotorsport.net will feature:
§ Car Builder - an innovative car builder
page enabling car enthusiasts to modify the look and performance of six
cars - the Acura NSX, Nissan 350z, Audi TT, Silvia, Hyundai Tiburon and
Volkswagen Beetle. Fans can apply various high-performance aerodynamic
modifications including spoilers, bumpers and side skirts as well as
select engine and drivetrain mods. The car builder offers a mere taste of
how gamers can transform an ordinary stock car to a speed-drenched racing
machine in Forza Motorsport.
§ Car Cultures - a page dedicated to the
wide-range of cars and car cultures that make up Forza Motorsport. Five
unique groups of car cultures are examined - American Muscle,
Tuner/Drifter, Super Unlimited, Exotic Modified and European Motors. The
page features exclusive in-game footage of each car culture, allowing
gamers to compare and contrast each group’s cars and the style in which
they can be driven.
§ Screens - exclusive visuals of 24 of the
more than 200 cars included in Forza Motorsport, as well as dozens of
§ Tracks - a section devoted to the real-life
tracks and realistic environments in Forza Motorsport.
§ Music - exclusive music clips from Forza
§ Online - a page devoted to Forza Motorsport
on Xbox Live, which lists some of the various multiplayer modes of play.
In addition to the worldwide launch of ForzaMotorsport.net, Microsoft Game
Studios also announced that the new ship date for Forza Motorsport is now
For more information on Forza Motorsport, please visit
www.ForzaMotorsport.net or www.xbox.com .
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of
games for the Xbox® video game system, the Windows® operating system and
online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game
Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows
(http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as Age of
Empires®, Flight Simulator and Zoo Tycoon®; Xbox (http://www.xbox.com),
including such games as Fable™ and franchises as Halo®, Project Gotham
Racing® and MechAssault®; and MSN® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the
official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as
“Bejeweled” and “Hexic™.”
Xbox is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people
together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences.
Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful
hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, “it’s
good to play together,” captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of
the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North
America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
Fast Cool Cars
Webmaster Ron Landry