Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Racing Sim

Forza Horizon 2: Falken Car Pack launches alongside a free car for all

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Falken Car Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new add-on pack has launched for Forza Horizon 2, the Falken Car Pack. The $5 set includes six cars: the Alfa Romeo 4C (2014), BMW M4 (2014), Chevy SS (2014), Lamborghini Jalpa (1988), Subaru Legacy RS (1990), and the Toyota 2000GT (1969). One of the additions, the Subaru Legacy RS, is a free bonus for all players. Full details for each ride are available below.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Forza Horizon 2 to get Mobil 1 Car Pack, bonus free ride tomorrow

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Mobil 1 Car Pack Announcement - Screenshot 1

Turn 10 has revealed details about their first post-launch car pack for Forza Horizon 2. The debut add-on, the Mobil 1 Car Pack, will go live tomorrow and include six vehicles for $5: the 1988 BMW M5, 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 1957 Maserati 300 S, 2013 Renault Clio RS 200, and 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v. The 1988 BMW M5 is also available for free as a bonus for all players. Details for all of the rides are available below.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

(Xbox One Review) Forza Horizon 2

(Xbox One Review) Forza Horizon 2

” … a joy to play.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Forza Horizon 2 pulls into stores, on Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

It’s time to hit the open road again with the release of Forza Horizon 2 for 360 and Xbox One. Set in southern Europe, players will be able to get behind the wheel of over 200 cars to participate in a variety of events that can be joined as they cruise around the countryside. Forza Hub, a new app for Xbox One, has also launched in support for all Forza titles. The download will provide community announcements, news, access to events, and a way keep up with and redeem the monthly Forza Rewards.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Forza Horizon 2 launching with free DLC car pack, VIP perks revealed

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Free Car DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

A free car pack will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 2. The Launch Bonus Car Pack will feature eight cars, listed below, three of which will be making their series debut: the 1993 Clio Williams, 2003 Ford Focus RS, and 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. For the more dedicated fans out there, the Forza Horizon 2 VIP program was also detailed. The $19.99 club ($9.99 for Forza 5 VIP members) allows access to the five-cart VIP Car Pack, four of which are new to the franchise, exclusive multiplayer events, and discounts. Additional details can be found below.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Turn 10 launches Forza Rewards program for free cars, in-game cash

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Turn 10 has announced a set of rewards for fans of Forza, including free cars for Forza Horizon 2, through the new Forza Rewards program. Gamers have the chance to unlock up to five non-DLC rides, listed below, before they boot up the game by completing certain challenges in Forza 2 through 5, with the examples given being the number of cars owned and miles driven in Forza 5. Rewards, which also includes other cars and in-game credits, are based on a tier system, and any earned items are awarded at the beginning of the month based on which of the five tiers the player reached during the preceding month. Horizon 2 players will receive a gift car (or cars) through the program, with the reward based on the tier reached by launch.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

The final rides of Forza Horizon 2’s 210-car roster revealed

Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One) Final Car Reveal - Art

The remaining rides of Forza Horizon 2’s launch roster have been revealed. The full list can be found here, and the latest additions below, which include the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, 1987 Ferrari F40, 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven, and 2004 Maserati MC12. Gamers looking forward to the Horizon series’ next-gen debut will be able to take a few laps early when the demo launches next week, September 16, on Live.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Xbox One to get Forza Horizon 2 demo on September 16

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Xbox One Demo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Forza fans will get their chance to try the upcoming Forza Horizon 2 in a few weeks. Microsoft has announced that a demo for the open-word racer will launch on Live for Xbox One on September 16. The Playground Games-developed entry has been making the rounds recently, at E3, Gamescom, and soon at PAX, but this will be the first time gamers will get the chance to whip around southern Europe in the comfort of their homes. The full Achievement list has also been released, and can be found here.

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Xbox One News

(Xbox One Review) Forza Motorsport 5

(Xbox One Review) Forza Motorsport 5

“… features the same fantastic driving model and assists-laden difficulty curve that has earned the series so many accolades, but this time out, they have been joined by numerous questionable design decisions.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Gran Turismo 6 earns its final license, now in stores, online for PS3

Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony has launched Gran Turismo 6 for PS3. Polyphony Digital continues to drive—rimshot, please—the franchise, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The latest release includes 37 tracks and over 1,200 cars, 120 of which are new additions. Seven venues make their debut, including Silverstone Circuit, Ascari Race Resort, Goodwood Hillclimb, and Willow Springs International Raceway, as well as Acura’s NSX concept car. The camo version of BMW’s M4 Coupe will also be be introduced to the series, but at a later date as part of a free update.

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PlayStation 3 News