Forza Motorsport 2 Official !!

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It's official now!

Forza Motorsport 2

- new official website will be up at 2 P.M. here
- over 300 cars
- to be available this holiday season
- support for up to 12 people over Xbox Live
- FM2 will make use of the XBOX LIVE VISION CAMERA

Is coming!

FM2 Trailer should be available at the Marketplace now!

It was just announced a few minutes ago at the Microsoft E3 Press Conference!

We will have more on it soon! 8)

Microsoft also announced the official wireless Force Feedback wheel for the Xbox 360:


* Lamborghini and BMW (Gallardo and M6 shown in trailer)
* Photo mode
* FFB Wireless Steering Wheel Support
* 12 cars online and same or more on single player.

* Forza Motorsport 2 E3 2006 Trailer *

Here's the official press release folks. Lots more info to come as we head straight into E3 2006!

Title: Forza Motorsport™ 2

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Turn 10

Format: DVD / Xbox 360

ESRB Rating: Pending

Availability: Holiday 2006

“Forza Motorsport 2,” the sequel to Microsoft Game Studios’ award-winning, fully customizable driving simulator “Forza Motorsport,” speeds its way onto Xbox 360 this holiday. With authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, and licensed tuning and customization options, the franchise improves on the unprecedented features gamers enjoyed in its debut installment. Loaded with more than 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, personalize and tune, “Forza Motorsport 2” gives you a complete racing experience.


* Lap the competition with truly next-generation features. Made possible by the power of Xbox 360, “Forza Motorsport 2” burns rubber at 60 fps with 4x full-screen anti-aliasing, motion blur, and high-dynamic-range lighting in crisp 720p high-definition glory. And you can feel every nuance of your car and the road thanks to support for the official Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel.

* Experience uncompromising physics simulation. Top automotive engineers, professional race car drivers and programmers teamed up to create the most complete racing experience available. Cars incur dramatic damage and wear, which affects car performance. Advanced tire and suspension models respond to heat and pressure changes as well as weight transfer and aerodynamic load.

* Master real-world tracks from around the globe. From the famously challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife track to the spectator-lined streets of Rio de Janeiro, race on meticulously designed tracks with an incredible sense of speed and realism. “Forza Motorsport 2” features more than 60 tracks carved out of 18 environments, including 13 real-world licensed circuits such as the Road America race track, Silverstone Circuit, Tsukuba Circuit and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Sebring International Raceway is among four new real-world licensed circuits added to the repertoire of “Forza Motorsport 2.”

* Collect, upgrade and tune hundreds of cars. From sport compacts to purpose-built race cars, collect more than 300 cars from over 50 of the world’s leading manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, General Motors, Lamborghini, Nissan and Volkswagen. Take your car to the garage and install alternative engines, suspension kits, bolt-on superchargers, brakes, rims, racing slicks and more. Dial in advanced suspension settings, tire pressure and gear ratios. “Forza Motorsport 2” allows you to own the cars that will own the competition.

* Create and share your masterpiece with the world. Express your inner artist in the paint and upgrade shops with near-endless visual personalization. Customize the shape of your car by combining licensed rims, performance parts and aftermarket body kits. Create your own unique paint scheme using millions of paint and decal options. Take in-game pictures of your creation in “Forza Motorsport 2” Photo Mode.

* Compete in a vibrant online community. Take your personalized car onto Xbox Live® for some intense online wheel-to-wheel racing. Earn in-game credits and complete single-player career objectives while racing over Xbox Live. Watch the best racers as well as your friends from around the world compete on Forza Motorsport TV.

“Forza Motorsport 2” ( is being developed by Turn 10, a Microsoft Game Studio. Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide games company with two core businesses: games development and publishing ( and ( is the Internet’s largest game site.
The thingie "Tune your car on Windows4Mobile powered mobile phone, then color it on Windows Vista and then play it on Xbox360 via Xbox Live" sounds monopolistic to me.

However, Bill Gates told it so there is no big-time-surprise. :)

The only in-time-footage shown was during presenting that "Windows for Mobile 2 Vista 2 Xbox360 2 Live" compatibility.

Love the idea of mobile-phone-tuning. It would completely destroy my life on job and got me fired if ever concieved on GT.

However, if any kind of similar PSP thingie happen I can pretty much resign the same day.

Oh, yes - almost forgot - cars still look plastic. Even for a not-so-early in-game movie. Same goes for trailer.

It looks impressive, but as amar just said, the cars still look not quite right... they dont look like they are made of metal, alot more flat in colour but im sure its early days so things will improve...
Scary as it may be... im like a hardcore PS fan but im starting to have my doubts! :nervous: ..... the 360 is alot cheaper, has good car games and after just seeing the halo 3 trailer im starting to sway...... hmmmmm
Yuck. I hope they control like an actual car.

If you can port your car paint scheme to the PC for Photoshoping, this is going to be one serious racer demanding that individual touch. Just imagine entering an online race with almost no default paint schemes! Eeach car distinctly yours.

Christmas is going to take forever this year...
After watching the entire Microsoft press conference, Forza takes a back-seat only to Halo 3.

Finially we get street versions of the BMWs, finially we get to have Lamborghinis, and finially it appears as though cars will be able to be customised far beyond what could have been done on the XBOX with the addition of Vista and Windows Mobile... Lets pray they let us use real images, but I think that will be a tough one, as I'm sure they dont want pornography on the cars themselves.

This game looks great, and it really is pushing me closer and closer to buying a 360 (not that I wouldnt, I just dont want to spend the money yet)...

As someone said before, Christmas can't come soon enough!!!
This is great! Forza has always been refreshing to play after GT4, and the line-up for this game sounds even better!

Downloading the E3 trailer for it now (thank goodness the download isn't that slow...).
Ferrari, Porsche AND Lamborghini!!!

More than 300 cars!!!

More than 60 tracks!!!

Body kits!!!


This is all what i wanted in Gran Turismo, now i will buy a Xbox360 with Forza Motorsport 2!

Ciao joe8
But GameSpot said that was just a pre-rendered video, of what the 360 should be able to do. Or may be able to do.

And Joe why settle for a 360, when you could have a PS3 as well.
Well... for some people, buying a 360 rig AND a PS3 with all the goodies is a bite in the caboose. It's going to be tight this year since I like to be a little generous at least for the rest of the family. Last year it included a Wacom tablet, but hopefully I can grab both for myself without much trouble.
I would say there will not be any shortages of PS3, but if there is shortages UK will be one of the places to be a bit pulled due to stock in European nations. Anyway I am looking forward to the custom mode on PC, aswell as the photomode.
People are allready complaining about the fact that Forza was a trailer?

Wow, and they won't complain about the fact that 3/4 of what Sony showed was EXACTLY the same? Forza 2 is supposed to be a playable demo on the show floor, or atleast that is what IGN had been saying, but I woldnt put it too far beyond MGS to make the game look about as good as PGR3.
I said it in a few other threads and I will say it here. I will make sure I have a 360 before Halo 3 or Forza 2 come out. Whatever game comes out first is when I will get the 360. :)
Forza Motorsport 2 Commcentary...

Let me tell you something. It is said that FM2 is going to be ALL AOBUT customization according to G4's Kevin Per...ira (that guy). I can only imagine what they have planned. We may know that Suzuka could be included in Forza's sequel. That ferris wheel on an F1-type circuit is almost unmistakable. The game looks much more pleasing than FM1. I'm not using "looks" in the form of believing, but "looks" in terms of the graphics. I don't the Corvette C6 all that much, so what a refreshing sight to see a nicely-tuned game. Here's the deal. Forza Motorsport 2 has next-gen love. Microsoft hopes this game will either (A) lure Gran Turismo fans to get an XBOX360 and pre-order Forza Motorsport 2, (B) keep Forza fans happy with next-gen love for everyone, or (C) maybe both.

Countless times I've said that Forza Motorsport was so crap. While I'm still a Gran Turismo person, I think Forza Motorsport will be the best competion GT's ever faced. Of course, I'm sure the GTR and Live for Speed types (I haven't sampled LFS) will have their say on these two console giants. I still say that Forza Motorsport has a lot working for it, even including that the XBOX360 has long drawn first blood in the next-gen battle. So many gamers are going to enjoy this pleasureful experience as best as possible. Should be a good one. Just make sure a game store or electronics section has Forza Motorsport 2 as a demo, as much as I like the Project Gotham Racing 3 title.

What do you think?
Oh, I think it's a no-brainer that Forza 2 will be significantly better than FM1. Team Forza - now Turn 10 - had to budget out things like true A.I. for some lame Need For Speed Underhanded warbots, and the screenrate was reduced to a flickering 30fps. And worse, environment reflections running at a jittery 6fps! Ew.

But the horsepower budget just jumped about 20 times on the 360. 60fps screenrate is guaranteed. Actual racer A.I. The Big Three in full force! 18 environments (whatever that means) and 60 tracks. At least 70 more cars. More modability and an improved paint shop, with a decal editor! Direct access by your PC for Photoshopping! And... drum roll please... Force Feedback!

Having gone through Forza 1 completely, I didn't miss having more than 230 cars as much as I thought I would. Maybe having GT4 nearby made that a non-issue. But the car variety in Forza is actually very good. There are fewer variations on the theme cars. Forza leaves much of the variety up to you, giving you modification options out the wazoo, and a surprisingly powerful paint shop, allowing you to do a lot of Photoshop-like effects using the in-game tools. In just a short while, you can have a totally unique race modded car which you detailed specifically the way you want, for a car that exists ONLY on your XBox.

One of the Turn 10 guys who's been there all along is going to be posting a (hopefully) daily blog and keep in touch on the boards. They've said that what's coming for Forza 2 is going to boggle your mind and many other things, and I'm pretty sure I'll be fairly boggly. ;)

This is going to be the one game to get me to buy a 360.
While I would dissagree on you guy's points on how Forza 1 "sucked," I otherwise agree with you for the new possibilties of the game.

- Graphics appear to be better, and although the surfacing on the cars still looks questionable, it all looks better than the previous instalment. The bigest improvement for environments I hope comes at Nürburgring, making it look more like the actual track as seen in GT4 and PGR3.

- A.I. wasent bad in Forza 1 (argueably better than the brain-dead zombies in GT4), but improved A.I. would be welcome. I often felt that it was inconsistant in Forza 1, on some tracks on par with me, and other times like my five-year-old cousin playing next to me.

- An updated car list complete with BMW and Lamborghini is what gets my juices flowing, as they were both dearly missed in the origional game. To my knowlege, the Z06 will be making its first appearance here beyond TDU and the PGR3 expansion pack, as well as first appearances for the M6 and presumably LP460 Murcillago (sp?) as well.

- The added abilities of the 360 will make the cusomization options crazy with things like XBOX Live Marketplace, photoshop transfers, and the noted 360-vista-phone customizing as well. The customizing in Forza 1 was something that was needed in the racing genre, and it added an addictive additional layer to the game as well. As noted, downloadable parts and decales, as well as downloadable schemes will be crazy on the game... This may also be the first time in which the long-rumored paid-advertising system comes into play.

EX) If I use Goodyear and Brembro decales on my F430 of a certain size, I could get paid in XBLM credits for their use as paid by the company...


Forza 2 is going to set up a standard for Gran Turismo 5, and it will be interesting to see how the two eventually go at it later next year, that is of course, GT5 comes out next year...
Well, that was a pre-production video. The cars were higher res and polygon free, though very plain and a bit soft pastel for some reason. The cars in Forza 1 look better, but I have little doubt that the release game will put Test Drive to the test.

Oh, and the bots in Forza sucked nuclear waste. All you need to do to get them mad at you was get a good launch. It's pretty sad that you had to alter your approach to a curve to keep from being intentionally rammed from behind. They suck. :P
Tenacious D
Well, that was a pre-production video. The cars were higher res and polygon free, though very plain and a bit soft pastel for some reason. The cars in Forza 1 look better, but I have little doubt that the release game will put Test Drive to the test.

Oh, and the bots in Forza sucked nuclear waste. All you need to do to get them mad at you was get a good launch. It's pretty sad that you had to alter your approach to a curve to keep from being intentionally rammed from behind. They suck. :P
Did you see my last reply on page 1, it was about GameSpot saying it was a pre-rendered video of what Forza 2 may look like on the 360.
How many of you are hooked to this game only because of the cars? How many of you (same question) are hooked to this game for the racing? How many of you are hooked to this game for both the cars and the racing? It seems like more people seemed to like Forza for the cars than the racing. You throw Ferrari and Porsche into peoples' faces, and already they are hooked. I'm sure Forza 2 will be a better ground-up game. This game should be a stellar title once released, unless this game provides something to scare off Forza fans.

I actually have high hopes for this game, speaking as a person who doesn't own an XBOX or XBOX360. It's looking good so far from what I've seen. We shall probably see what this game will be like either at the Tokyo Game Show (granted the Japanese gamers will even give the XBOX the time of day) or at next year's E3. And if they say that the game will be ready by Christmas and actually be there by Christmas, Forza Motorsport 2 may take a slight lead in the GT/Forza rivalry.
I like the racing more then the modding, but i hope some of the new breed V8 TVR's are in game. As well as the Sagaris and Tuscan Mk2.