The 2013 SRT Viper in Forza Horizon

New Forza Horizon information revealed with video at E3

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicked off in Los Angeles this morning and the key attraction to the gaming world is the fresh information on Forza Horizons – an open-world racing game that could be the game that sets the new standard by which every other driving game on the market is judged.

The folks at Turn 10, the company responsible for the incredible Forza racing series, have kept pretty quiet about the upcoming open world driving game Forza Horizon shy of the fact that the new game would feature the 2013 SRT Viper but today, we get our first good look at Forza Horizon.
And it looks absolutely incredible.

Forza Horizon is based in Colorado around the fictitious Horizon Festival – a festival centered around live music and some of the most incredible cars in the world. Unlike the traditional Forza Motorsport games that are focused strictly around sanctioned racing on closed circuit courses, Horizon offers a variety of racing types including point to point, drifting, stunt driving and circuit racing with much of the action taking place on the scenic open roads of Colorado. Turn 10 promises over 60 different types of racing surfaces on road and off, offering the first sample of the awesome Forza series dynamics on something other than a paved surface intended for racing. Unlike Forza 1 through 4, Horizon will have you racing more than cars, with events pitting you against helicopters and fight planes as you earn points for smashing through obstacles and roadside items.

In addition to offering up a little more info about what to expect from Forza Horizon, Turn 10 discussed the E3 demo that we hope to see arrive soon on the Xbox Live marketplace. The Demo begins as you sit in the Lakeside Diner when your group hears that the first driver to the first ten cars to arrive at the Horizon Festival will gain entry to the next day’s events. As the crew of drivers all tear out of the Diner parking lot, you find yourself in the first car that you get to drive in Forza Horizon – the 2013 SRT Viper.

The demo takes you along a variety of road surfaces in the 2013 SRT Viper, you will accumulate points for smashing things, drifting, and performer other unnamed stunts along the way. It is also during this first drive that you will experience another first for the Forza series – night racing. This demo race ends with an arrival at the Horizon Festival and from there – we can only dream of what this amazing new driving simulator has in store.

For the first time, the incredible driving simulation of the Forza Motorsport series will be applied to an open world road racing game that offers the various racing types of “arcade racers” but without the brutally unrealistic driving dynamics. Forza Horizon could be the culmination of strong points from every type of racing game, all wrapped up in the amazing graphics and gameplay from Turn 10.


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