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    The legal handcuffs are off and CVG can finally confirm that the Forza Horizon trailer leaked over the weekend is indeed real - and that the Xbox 360 game's releasing later this year. At Microsoft's Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco last week, Turn 10's Dan Greenawalt confirmed the title via the aforementioned 'concept' video, which includes no gameplay but plenty of ladies in bikinis and sports cars cruising through music festivals.

    Horizon is being developed by UK upstart Playground Games, formed in 2009 by ex-Codemasters execs Trevor Williams and Nick Wheelwright and staffed with veterans from Black Rock, Bizarre Creations and Slightly Mad. No firm gameplay details were offered in Microsoft's San Fran presentation, although its press release describes the spin-off as a fast-paced, pick-up-and-play racing game, before going on to confirm an autumn release window. Forza 4 director Greenawalt told CVG:

    The Turn 10 man confirmed that more details on Horizon will come as part of the march to E3. Alongside the Horizon announcement, Turn 10 revealed it's to release a Porsche expansion for Forza 4, adding 30 modern and classic Porsche vehicles, 20 new world tour events and ten new Achievements. It's due out in May.

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    Forza Horizon - Heritage Interview.

    Get the lowdown on the developers in charge of bringing you Forza Horizon.

    Trailer.

    Source: gametrailers.com
     
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    Forza Horizon - 2 Screenshots.

    Microsoft has released the first screenshot for Forza Horizon, along with some so-so box art for the game. In development at UK upstart Playground Games, which was formed in 2009 by ex-Codemasters execs Trevor Williams and Nick Wheelwright and staffed with veterans from Black Rock, Bizarre Creations and Slightly Mad, series spin-off Horizon is described as a fast-paced, pick-up-and-play racing game. Forza 4 director Greenawalt told CVG when the game was first revealed:

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    Forza Horizon - 12 Screenshots.

    A selection of Forza Horizon screenshots have appeared ahead of E3, via German site ForzaLife.

    According to the site, Horizon will take place in an open-world environment based on Colorado, USA. Forza 4 physics will apparently be optimized for off-road, with 65 different types of terrain set to feature. Sexy. See the screens below.

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    Forza Horizon - Release date confirmed.

    Microsoft has confirmed that Forza Horizon will be out on October 23, 2012. The date was confirmed at its E3 2012 press conference, currently underway, where it showed a short gameplay trailer.

    The video showed sports cars doing your usual selection of flashy drifting moves and high-speed fly-bys in a huge massive variety of environments from suburban towns to canyon runs.

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    Forza Horizon - Debut Trailer (Stream).

    Forza Horizon is one car festival that you don't want to miss!

    Trailer.

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    Forza Horizon - Gameplay E3 2012.

    It appears that the Forza series is benefiting from Microsoft's fading obsession to out-simulate Gran Turismo. This latest edition, principally designed at new UK studio Playground Games, appears to be edging into the realm of pure arcade racing.

    The video below unfolds footage of beautiful sun-lit valleys and comforting neon racing lines, along with oversized track billboards and rival indicators that together convey the spirit of Sega's barmy classic OutRun.

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    Forza Horizon is due for release on Xbox 360 in October.

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    Forza Horizon - To feature voice-activated Kinect GPS.

    Forza Horizon's take on Kinect integration will be a bit more utilitarian than the dynamic head tracking seen in Forza 4, allowing players to use voice commands to activate the game's GPS system and find their way through Horizon's open-world version of Colorado. Playground Games' design director Ralph Fulton told us during E3:

    Forza Horizon's solution to this problem is a voice-activated GPS system that the player can use to find specific locations, such as the game's eponymous Horizon Festival, as well as ask more generic questions. Once the Kinect registers the player's request, Forza's familiar line of green arrows extends from the underbelly of the vehicle, guiding the player to their destination.

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    Forza Horizon - Vehicle List Compiled by Fans.

    Forza fans over at Forzamotorsport.net has compiled an unofficial list of cars which may feature in Playground Games’ upcoming racer Forza Horizon. The list, which has been compiled based on cars that have appeared in trailers and images released by the studio, is posted below:

    Alfa Romeo:

    • 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C

    Aston Martin:

    • 2012 Aston Martin Virage

    Audi:

    • 1983 Audi Sport Quattro

    Bentley:

    • 2012 Bentley Continental GT

    BMW:

    • 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
    • 1991 BMW M3 E30
    • 2008 BMW M3 E92
    • 2012 BMW M5 F10
    • 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

    Bugatti:

    • 1992 Bugatti EB110 SS

    Cadillac:

    • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

    Chevrolet:

    • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (With top down)

    Dodge:

    • 1969 Dodge Charger????

    Ferrari:

    • 2009 Ferrari California
    • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
    • 1957 Ferrari 250 TR
    • 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
    • 1995 Ferrari F50 - Alternative image
    • 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO

    Ford:

    • 2005 Ford GT
    • 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 409

    Gumpert:

    • 2010 Gumpert Apollo Sport

    Honda:

    • 2005 Honda NSX-R GT

    Lamborghini:

    • 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV
    • 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

    Lancia:

    • 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale - Alternative image

    Lexus:

    • 2010 Lexus LF-A

    Lotus:

    • 2006 Lotus Exige Cup 240
    • 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven

    Maserati:

    • 2010 Maserati GranTurismo S

    Mazda:

    • 2010 Mazda MX-5 Superlight
    • 1997 Mazda RX-7 FD

    Mercedes-Benz:

    • 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black

    McLaren:

    • 1997 McLaren F1 GT

    Mitsubishi:

    • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GSR

    Nissan:

    • 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II R34
    • 2010 Nissan 370Z

    Mosler:

    • 2010 Mosler MT900S

    Pontiac:

    • 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    Radical:

    • 2011 Radical SR8 RX

    Renault:

    • 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
    • 2010 Renault Megane RS 250
    • 2009 Renault Twingo Sport Cup

    Saleen:

    • 2004 Saleen S7

    SRT:

    • 2013 SRT Viper

    Toyota:

    • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ

    Traffic cars:

    • ???? Audi A4 Avant
    • 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    • 2011 Ford SVT Raptor
    • 2010 Ford Taurus SHO
    • 2011 Toyota Prius
    • ???? Toyota RAV4
    • ???? Toyota Camry
    • 2004 VW New Beetle

    Planes:

    • P51 Mustang

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    Forza Horizon - Horizon Festival, Kinect and open-world.

    Ralph Fulton, design director at Playground Games, has plenty to say about Forza Horizon. He also has a load of new stuff to show. Check out the video below for a load of new, off-screen footage of Forza Horizon, coupled with new details from Ralph. You’ll see in-game examples of Horizon’s day-night cycle and get a good look at constant rewards for drifting, getting air, and so on.

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    The open-world racer ships for 360 on October 26.

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    Forza Horizon - Collector's Edition And Pre-Order Details.

    Forza Horizon, as well as its collector's edition, is now available for pre-order. Both versions come with goodies. Those intending to pre-order the game have two options. One is the regular version of the game, which comes with a Forza 4 download code for a Horizon-themed 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. The regular pre-order will also come with a code that allows players to unlock one of these four cars in Forza Horizon:

    • 2012 Aston Martin Virage
    • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
    • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
    • 2010 Nissan 370Z

    A second pre-order option is the Limited Collector's Edition. This version comes with a Horizon-branded Steelbook that contains the disc and a Horizon Festival Ticket that gives players access to VIP content like an extra five-car pack. The cars in the exclusive VIP pack have not yet been revealed.

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    Forza Horizon - Pre-Order Trailer.

    Unlock highly specialized cars when you pre-order Forza Horizon.
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    Forza Horizon - VIP Membership package revealed.

    Microsoft has announced a 'VIP membership programme' for Forza Horizon. Packaged with the Forza Horizon Limited Collector's Edition, it'll offer exclusive content including cars, VIP Rivals Mode events, in-game gifts and an expanded storefront. Here's a full rundown:

    • Special recognition in the community as a VIP member with a VIP icon affixed to their Gamertag in "Forza Horizon"
    • VIP Rivals Mode Events: VIP members will have access to exclusive Rivals Mode events in "Forza Horizon"
    • Exclusive in-game gifts from the Forza Motorsport community team
    • Expanded Storefront: VIP members receive extra slots for things like photos, liveries, videos, etc.
    • Expanded MyForza Gallery Space: VIP's can store an additional two videos and/or Big Shot images in their MyForza Gallery on forzamotorsport.net
    • 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder -- Going topless in an all-wheel drive super car might be illegal in some places, but just try and catch this culprit. The R8 GT Spyder has enough power and traction to leave nothing but the brief memory of its taillights in the mind of anyone trying to match its pace.
    • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera -- The Agera is one of the most interesting of the current breed of hypercar. It certainly has the requisite manic power numbers courtesy of a 940 horsepower twin-turbo 5-litre V8. With a top speed of greater than 260 mph and a sub-three-second 0-60 mph time, no one can deny its performance.
    • 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento -- Faceted like a cut diamond, there's no mistaking the Sesto Elemento for anything else on the road-even other Lamborghinis. Sesto elemento is Italian for "sixth element"; aka carbon, a not-so-subtle hint that the body is composed entirely of carbon fibre.
    • 2012 Pagani Huayra -- When one thinks of Pagani cars, it's natural to think of craftsmanship, performance, and a platonic ideal of automotive beauty. The Huayra has been a long time in the making as designer Horacio Pagani began work on the car in 2003. But, like all works of art-automotive or otherwise-true beauty takes time.
    • 2011 RUF Rt 12 R -- Starting with the traditional 911 body-in-white, RUF completely rebuilds or replaces the rest of the componentry, and the result is stunning-730 horsepower and 693 ft-lbs. of torque, enough to rival all but the most extreme supercars. While the R can do things that few cars can equal, it does so precisely and without drama; a skilled driver can use this car as a finely tuned racing tool.

    The Forza Horizon Collector's Edition is a GAME and Gamestation exclusive in the UK priced at £59.99, a tenner more than the estimated retailer price for the standard edition. The Forza Horizon Collector's Edition is a GAME and Gamestation exclusive in the UK priced at £59.99, a tenner more than the estimated retailer price for the standard edition.

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    Forza Horizon - 8 Screenshots.

    Forza Horizon's open-world racing festival is getting set to kick off, and some new screens of the game have just been released.

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    Forza Horizon - New Motivations Interview.

    Dan Greenawalt discusses Forza’s journey into the Horizon, and we ask what he thinks of GRID 2 ditching the cockpit view.

    Trailer.

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    Forza Horizon - Behind the Scenes Episode 1.

    Microsoft has released the first in a new series of developer diaries for Forza Horizon. The first episode introduces you to some of the action racer's creators at Turn 10 Studios, who discuss why the game represents such an incredible new expression of the Forza series.

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    Microsoft has confirmed an October 23, 2012 Forza Horizon release date on Xbox 360.

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    Forza Horizon - First expansion releasing in December.

    Microsoft is to launch the first Forza Horizon expansion pack on December 18. The content will be released in addition to monthly car packs offering new rides for the upcoming racer. No specific details about December's expansion were revealed, but design director Ralph Fulton told Digital Spy:

    The expansion will reportedly be available as part of a Forza Horizon DLC Season Pass. Microsoft has confirmed an October 23, 2012 Forza Horizon release date on Xbox 360.

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    Forza Horizon - All New gameplay reveals game's opening scenes.

    Forza Horizon is giving the Forza series more glamour than ever before. The game is based around the Horizon Festival a place to celebrate all great things in life, including fast cars. It’s an opportunity to let your hair down behind some of the world’s fastest automobiles. At a recent preview event, we got a chance to see the opening moments of the game and to get a glimpse of the game’s more interesting races. First up, let’s take a look at the Forza Horizon’s opening sequence, explaining the start of the festival, a few characters you’ll meet and the town hub, where you can customize and play your petrol-based experience. Design director Ralph Fulton held our hands.

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    Forza Horizon releases exclusively on Xbox 360 starting October 23.

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    Forza - Series was inspired by Pokémon.

    Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 has revealed Pokémon as one of its key influences, and explains the game’s emphasis on collecting and trading cars. Speaking with SPOnG, Turn 10′s creative director Dan Greenawalt explained the inspiration:

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    Forza Horizon - Rivals Mode Multiplayer Gameplay.

    Forza Horizon’s rivals mode gets friends competitive about lap times. Watch VG247′s Sam Clay as he gets to grips with it, and tries to shave precious seconds off his best times. Racing game developers are now amping up their online competitive modes. A brief look at Need for Speed’s autolog system immediately gets you enthralled in competition amongst your friends and family – or if things go badly – may even make you break you controller in frustration.

    Forza Horizon’s Rivals mode sees the game offering you ‘rival challenges’ every time you beat race events. These challenges tease you with bonus XP and money for challenging and destroying your friend. It could see even the strongest of friendships reduced to a full-on ruck, but only if you’re the competitive type. Our video below shows Rivals model in a more detail through the power of moving images.

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