When Turn 10 announced a six-year non-exclusive partnership with Porsche last week, gamers wondered if that would put an end to the expensive post-launch DLC approach the manufacturer has been subjected to for years. Dan Greenawalt has confirmed that the Stuttgart sports car maker will now be included in-game from launch.
Turn 10’s Dan Greenawalt sat down with Matt Farah and the rest of The Smoking Tire podcast crew to chat about the newly-unveiled Forza Horizon 3. In it, he lets a few choice tidbits loose on the upcoming open-world game, chief among them being the (eventual) addition of 3-wheelers.
Since the Forza Motorsport 6 announcements at Microsoft’s E3 press conference landed earlier today, a lot more information about the new game has hit the web. One of the most interesting sources is a lengthy article from Ars Technica, who had a chance to visit Turn 10’s studios last week for an exclusive interview with Dan Greenawalt and other developers on the team.
As you probably know, the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has taken the world (and social media) by storm over the past few weeks. It’s resulted in a lot of fun videos of people getting cold water poured over their head, and it’s raised more than $88.5 million dollars to help victims of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and help fund a global team of researchers looking for a cure.
Few franchises in the gaming world can trigger such heated debate as Forza and Gran Turismo. The reason for the rivalry is obvious, with each high-profile game competing for hearts and minds on the front lines of the “console wars”. Up until this year, however, Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios and Kazunori Yamauchi’s Polyphony Digital worked quietly on their respective titles and delivered driving games of excellent quality for each console. As the online rhetoric of fans begins to heat up, however, that code of silence is beginning to melt away. Here’s what Yamauchi had to say about the competition while speaking with NowGamer just last week: