You Can Get a Civic Type R for Free – If You Play Forza 7
Okay, so you can’t just stop by your local Honda dealer and roll off the lot in a $36,000 Civic Type R without paying a penny. But, if you play Forza 7, you can get one for free and – in this case – that’s the next best thing. The free Civic Type R comes as part of the May update that addresses the locked-liveries bug and kicks off a month of honoring none other than Honda. What a better way to do so than to give everyone a free Civic Type R, right?
The best part is, you don’t even have to do anything really. Well, if you’re a Car Pass player, you don’t. Those who have Car Pass will find the car sitting in their garage as soon as they download the update. If you don’t have Car Pass, don’t worry – it’s free for you too, you just have to go to the buy cars screen and pick it out of the lineup. Again, it won’t cost you anything, so what are you waiting for? Go get your 306-horsepower track monster and see what it’s like to drive it, at least in the virtual world, anyway.
Forza 7’s Latest Car Pack Includes a Handful of Classics to go with a Maserati Levante S and a 2018 Honda Odyssey
Part of what makes Turn 10 Studios’ Forza 7 car packs so interesting is the menu of cars that each of these packs offer. Some of the more recent car packs have included beauties like Bugatti Chiron, Kia Stinger, and a 1984 Nissan Bluebird Silhouette, complete with Coca-Cola livery all over it. The games new car pack, called the “K1Speed,” offers a similar kind of automotive diversity. It’s got iconic race cars from yesteryear, a high-performance Italian SUV, and a Honda Odyssey. Yep, a Honda Odyssey.
Dell Car Pack Adds Bugatti Chiron, Kia Stinger, Ram Power Wagon and Others to Forza Motorsport 7
Finally, at long last, the Bugatti Chiron is now available on Forza 7 The French supercar is making its Forza debut when it serves as the showpiece car of Turn 10 Studios’ latest car package, called the Dell Gaming Car Pack. A lot of people have been waiting a long time to see the Chiron make it to the latest installment of the Forza video game racing franchise. Now that it’s here, expect Chiron fans all over the world to get their fix of the French supercar in a manner that won’t cost them $3 million in actual money.
Forza 7’s New Car Pack Opens The Gate To The World Of 4K
As the gaming world continues to lose its collective mind over the release of the Xbox One X, Turn 10 Studios is driving up the ante even more with the release of a new car pack for Forza Motorsport 7. Fittingly enough, the car pack is called “Samsung QLED TV,” which just so happens to run on 4K technology. Nice cross-promotion there, Microsoft.
Before I start deviating away from the topic at hand and weep over the spectacle that is 4K viewing, the car pack features a new set of cars that gamers can pluck into Forza 7, joining the hundreds upon hundreds of automobiles that are already available in the game. The pack comes with a mixed bag of characters, err cars, spanning different types and generations. Those who are into some modern machinery can now enjoy the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and the 2017 Abarth 124 Spider in the game while those who prefer the rough and rugged side of their Forza 7 experience can now play a 2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy truck or a Toyota Land Cruiser Arctic Truck AT37. Finally, there are also classic racers included in the pack for those who want some nostalgia to come with their gaming experience, specifically a 1957 Maserati 250F, a 1978 Porsche 935/78, and a 1984 Nissan Bluebird Super Silhouette, complete with Coca-Cola livery all over it.
All seven vehicles make up a pretty diverse car pack. It’s certainly no coincidence that the pack is being made available at exactly the same time as the release of the 4K-capable Xbox One X and the subsequent 4K update available for Forza 7. The long update process if by far the biggest headache of the launch, but once it’s up and running, there’s really no turning back. Forza 7 in native 4K is like playing with real cars, except that you’re on a couch using game controllers. It’s pretty easy to imagine why a lot of people are probably going to be stuck on their couches this coming weekend.
Fate of the Furious is Coming to Forza 7
Forza Motorsport 7 hasn’t even been released yet, and we’re already getting plenty of news regarding car packs that will be available for the game. The latest to be announced is a doozy, especially for those who count themselves as fans of the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise. Fittingly enough, the pack itself is named after the latest movie in the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, and it offers a lineup of cars that appeared in the movie.
The highlight of the pack is the 1968 Dodge Charger, the same car that Dominic Toretto uses in most of the movie. The car itself actually comes in its Ice Charger configuration, complete with those 18-inch wide tires. That should be something that’s already worth the cost of the whole pack. In addition to the Charger, the pack also includes a 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter (Letty’s car-of-choice in the climactic action scene), a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Letty’s New York City ride), a 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S (Deckard Shaw’s car in the same New York scene), and a 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe (another Deckard Shaw ride). All the other cars featured in the pack include a 1971 Plymouth GTX, a 2016 Subaru WRX STI, a 2018 Dodge Demon, and a 2013 Subaru BRZ, the car used by Fast and Furious debutante Scott Eastwood’s character, Little Nobody. The Fate of the Furious car pack will be available for gamers at the cost of just $9.99 and is included in the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of Forza Motorsport 7.
For the price gamers will be paying, the pack features a loaded lineup of modern-day sports cars, muscle cars, and old-school classics, though I should point out that two of the movie’s more famous cars didn’t make the cut. Is it too late then to have Tej’s Ripsaw and Hobbs’ Ice Ram included in the game? While we’re at it, how about we throw in the submarine too for good measure.
Forza Motorsport 7 Is Literally Next-Generation Gaming: Video
We already know what to expect from Forza Motorsport 7. Or do we? That question may not be answered until we all get our hands on the game later this year, but Forza creative director Bill Giese isn’t waiting until October 3 (or November 7 for those who have the Xbox One X) to get the game’s hype train rolling. Speaking with IGN at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, Giese touched on several important items about the game that’s already making us giddy for Forza 7 to hit shelves.
Among the most important announcements that caught our attention is Giese’s admission that experiencing Forza 7 at its best requires the all-new Xbox One X, thanks to its much faster processing power over the Xbox One, as well as true 4K resolution. Basically, you’re going to need an Xbox One X and a 4K TV to really immerse yourselves into the world of Forza 7. Giese even says that playing Forza 7 on the Xbox One X at native 4K at 60 FPS really opens up the richness of the racing environment that Turn 10 Studios created. Think it can’t get any more real than what the Xbox One provides? Well, according to Giese, playing the game on the One X allows you see even the tiniest of details in crystal clear resolution. Imagine the people in the stands having actual faces and moving like real people. Better yet, imagine the bits and pieces of rock on the asphalt or the patches of grass as your cars drive by. They can all be seen in 4K resolution.
Add all of this to the fact that Forza 7 has over 700 cars at its disposal, including the largest collection of Ferrari cars in the history of video game racing franchises and the addition of Porsche into the fold, and you have a game that’s already living up to the hype, even if it’s still two months away from releasing.
Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang Highlights New Hoonigan Car Pack For Forza Horizon 3
By now, it’s probably been established that Ken Block has some of the most desirable cars in the world. We’re not talking about exotics though; we’re talking about his custom drift cars, one of which is the beyond awesome “Hoonicorn” Mustang. The real world offers all of us little possibility of owning the Hoonicorn, but there is now a way for us to get to drive it… in the world of Forza Horizon 3.
Oh, yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Hoonicorn Mustang is now available on Forza Horizon 3 as the crown jewel car of the game’s new Hoonigann Car Pack. Judging by its name, it’s of little surprise that the new pack is made up entirely of cars that are affiliated with the Hoonigan brand, of which Block’s Gymkhana exploits was born from. The pack isn’t all about the 1,400-horsepower Hoonicorn, after all. There’s also the 333-horsepower 1978 Ford Escort RS Rally car that’s also owned by Block. There’s also “Loki,” a 1979 Chevy K5 Blazer that was built and developed by Baldwin Motorsports. Since these cars are defined by their nicknames as much as their capabilities, I should add that a car called “Napalm Nova” – a 1972 Chevy Nova – is also part of the pack, as is “Tri-Five by Fire,” a gasser-style Chevrolet Bel Air and “Twerkstallion,” a 1992 Mazda RX-7.
The cost of the pack is $6.99 and it’s already available. If any of you don’t have Forza Horizon 3, fret not because the pack will also be available on Forza Motorsport 7 when the game hits shelves in a few months.
UPDATED: Turn 10 Studios Drops List Of First 167 Cars On Forza 7
One hundred and sixty seven. We can count them all up until the cows come home, but that number isn’t going to change. 167 – that’s how many cars Turn 10 Studios has unveiled as part of the first wave of vehicles that will be included in Forza Motorsport when the game goes on sale on October 3. The number itself is impressive if you think about it, but it’s not even close to the number of cars the developer plans to include on the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. All in all, Turn 10 Studios has indicated that Forza 7 will have over 700 cars.
If these numbers aren’t enough to get you excited for the game, there’s a good chance that seeing the list of 167 cars we already know will do the trick. Want a classic Ferrari to drive around the more than 30 courses included in the game? Well, the game has a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. If a classic Ferrari isn’t your thing, you can opt for something a bit more modern like the Koenigsegg One:1. If you want to get even more exotic than that, you can choose something like the W Motors Lykan HyperSport. There are plenty more cars to go crazy over from this list so be sure to be mindful of your jaws once they slowly start dropping to the floor. Remember, there is also the option of pre-ordering the game, including the Ultimate Edition, which unlocks access to the world of Forza on September 29.
UPDATE 08/10/17: Hot on the heels of releasing the first wave of cars available to Forza 7, Turn 10 Studios has dropped another massive list of automotive heaven, this time detailing the Japanese- and American-made cars that will feature in the next-generation game of the hit franchise. It is worth noting though that one Japanese automaker - and a big one at that - is unlikely to appear in the game.
UPDATE 08/17/17: Wouldn’t you know it. Turn 10 Studios is back with another batch of new cars that will be available to Forza Motorsport 7. We’ve already seen the first batch of 167 cars. We’ve already seen American cars. We’ve already seen Japanese cars. Now, Turn 10 is bringing it a heavy list of European cars that will also be available on the game. Since we’re here, we’ll also do a retroactive reveal of classic cars that have also been revealed for the next-generation game of the hit Forza Motorsport franchise. Check out the new - and updated - lists below!
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Final Fantasy XV’s Regalia Four-Door Convertible Is Now Playable On Forza Horizon 3
If any of you have gotten the chance to play Final Fantasy XV, you’ve probably driven some miles on the Regalia, the massive, Cadillac Ciel-looking, four-door convertible that Noctis and his friends drive around the massive world of Eos. It’s an incredibly expansive game and the Regalia is likewise impossible to miss. I’m bringing this up because those who haven’t played Final Fantasy XV will now be able to drive the Regalia… in Forza Horizon 3.
Believe it or not, but it’s true. The Regalia has found itself in a completely different video game franchise, the product of a presumed collaboration between Turn 10 Studios and Final Fantasy XV developer Square Enix. The full scope of details behind this collab have yet to be announced – maybe we see a rally racing sub-game added to Final Fantasy XV? – but it is important to know that this isn’t the first time that Turn 10 Studios has brought a fantasy vehicle from another game entirely into the world of Forza Horizon 3. Just last year, the studio ported over the M12 Warthog LRV from the Halo video game franchise to Forza Horizon 3. Now it’s the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV and this growing trend is raising questions on what the next fantasy car will make its way into the world of Forza. For what it’s worth, I hope it’s Elena’s Jeep from the Uncharted video game franchise. For now though, I’m more than happy taking the Regalia out for a spin. At least now I can find out how it stacks up against its real-world equivalent: the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Xbox One X Is Taking Forza 7 To A Whole New Level
Just when you thought racing video games couldn’t get any more realistic in its current format, out comes Forza Motorsport 7 for the Xbox X. The bar for “realistic gaming” has now been set even higher. Don’t get me wrong; this type of evolution is expected, especially in an industry that’s always at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. But with the upcoming release of Xbox X (scheduled for later in the year) ushering in a new era of console gaming, Turn 10 Studios is stepping up with a game that not only offers more than 700 different cars and over 30 different racing environments, but will also boast in-game footage shot at 60 frames per second in 4K resolution.
Now I know I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to video game tech, but I know that 4K is next-level stuff. I also know that when Forza Motorsport 7 is touted as having features like racing conditions that “change every time you race,” I’m aware that there’s something new and evolutionary that’s being offered to the table. All of that adds up to what promises to be a gaming experience that we’ve never gotten from this kind of platform. How that’s going to change our perception of car racing games will only be determined once the console and the game hit the shelves. Rest assured, though, that with Xbox X packing the kind of technology we haven’t seen used on this scale on a video game console, the possibilities of next-gen gaming will be right in our hands soon enough.
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There’s a 24-Hour Forza 6 Marathon During the LeMans!!!
The 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans is on the horizon, and while race car drivers will be put to the ultimate test on the Circuit de la Sarthe, gamers will be participating in their own gasoline-fueled test of endurance in a 24-hour marathon of Forza 6. The marathon comes as part of a partnership between Porsche, Microsoft, and Automobile Club de l’Quest (ACO) and will actually run simultaneously to the real 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The official name of this online test of endurance is formally known as “Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup.
As you might have guessed by the official name, those who actually make it through qualifying and become finalists will get to race virtual versions of the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Prizes include real-world money, and there’s even a title in ACO’s newest category: “Official Endurance Esports.” The thing is, however, that if you really want to participate you need to head over to the signup page now as qualifying has already begun. The only requirements are a working Xbox One and a copy of Forza Motorsport 6. Well, that, two working hands, and a girlfriend that’s not going to nag you the whole time. Qualifying comes to an end on May 28th, so you still have some time. When the final race kicks off, it will be streamed via YouTube, Twitch, and Beam for the whole world to see.
Here’s Your Chance To Put Those Gaming Skills To Good Use
If you’ve already spent countless hours honing your skills in Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport and you feel that the competition is getting stale, now’s your chance to finally compete against the elite of the elite in your field. Mind you, this isn’t your typical racing game competition that awards winners with cash prizes and trips to God-knows-where. This is the real deal because this competition is hosted by no less than McLaren and the prize at stake is, quite literally, a real job with the company’s Formula One team.
The competition is called the “World’s Fastest Gamer” and the objective of it is pretty self-explanatory. If you feel that you’re up to task of being the best in simulation driving across multiple racing platforms, then feel free to join the contest. Should you end up winning the whole thing, you stand to receive a one-year contract with McLaren to be a simulator driver for its Formula One team. On top of that, you’ll get to work alongside McLaren engineers, who are regarded as some of the best in the business, at the team’s official technology center in the U.K. You’ll also get to join the team travel to all the Grand Prix races on the F1 calendar. There you’ll help develop and improve the F1 race cars of Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso, should the latter return to the team. All you need to do to land the gig is to be the fastest gamer in the world. Think you’re up to it?
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