VIDEO | X360 Friday, September 11, 2009 | 7:43 AM

Forza 3 720p video at 60 fps

Forza 3 720p video at 60 fps

People have been waiting for this for weeks and here it is today, the first real HD gameplay footage of Forza Motorpsort 3. When players learnt in the previous days that there would indeed be no dedicated animation for the pilot's hand on the shifter, some were really disappointed. Hopefully, it will cheer them up to see that the framerate is rock solid, whatever the view you pick to play. As for the rest, I'll let you give your impressions in that nice and friendly manner of yours.

720p gameplay

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Commented on 2009-09-11 08:24:35
unbelievable graphics...
Commented on 2009-09-11 08:29:47
Trying to find something to criticize . . .

I would like the engine audio to be meatier. The trailers for Shift have awesome audio.

. . . yep. That's it. That's all I got. And given that I'm going to be blasting my "Racing Playlist" when I'm getting my Forza on, I'm not going to be hearing too much of the in-game audio anyways.


Damn that looks pretty. Physics and weight of the cars looks yummy too. And now vinyls can be structured on a grid, instead of on the roof of a Mini Cooper? Happy busboy.
At least, happy busboy until I remember you all get your dirty non-me hands on it before I do in the States. Then I'm very resentful.
Commented on 2009-09-11 08:42:39
"When players learnt in the previous days that there would indeed be no dedicated animation for the pilot's hand on the shifter..."

What is meant by "dedicated animation for the pilot's hand on the shifter" ?
Commented on 2009-09-11 08:46:41 In reply to Thor
Well, I guess I mean the hand does not move. Sorry it wasn't clear, it's early here. :D
Commented on 2009-09-11 08:57:34
^^ thats a weird thing to leave out, cant see how it would have been difficult to do. have they given a reason? its a very small detail but still..
Commented on 2009-09-11 09:49:37
W.T.F!! No front windshield in the cockpit view??
Commented on 2009-09-11 10:21:33
That looks fast, smooth and amazing.
The music is not to my taste but you can always switch it off.
The missing shifting animation does not bother me. If I remember right GT HD did not have one and it did not bother me there. Most of these animations are not accurate anyways. There is a very good chance that you already shifted the moment the animation starts. It still would be nice to have them but it won’t make the game any better or worse.
The windshield seems to lack any reflections, scratches dust and dirt so it looks like there is no windshield at all. Honestly I don’t care about that either. In PGR3 I thought these windshield details obstructed the overview and where quite the penalty for driving in cockpit. GT5P is lacking these details as well and I like the cockpit view there. However NSF:Shift got them and, as far as I can judge by the videos, is still able to keep the overview from the cockpit fair. Anyway the perfect clear windshield might not be super realistic but it won’t obstruct the view either and the last thing is more important to me.
If I have to criticize something than that the cockpits are way too dark in general. I mean its pitch black inside but they are still racing during day time.
Commented on 2009-09-11 10:23:51
I am surprised you guys are impressed by this video. I rather disappointed in the quality of the graphics, especially after playing Dirt 2 heavily last night.
I know Forza 3 will be an amazing game/sim just as Forza 2 was but after all the lovely screenshots and the developers really bigging up their game, I expected something better I guess.
It just doesn't look as realistic as "the other" sim that shall remain nameless for now :-)
The lighting and the textures seems wrong to me.
Commented on 2009-09-11 10:29:16 In reply to morpheus9394
Posted by morpheus9394
I am surprised you guys are impressed by this video. I rather disappointed in the quality of the graphics, especially after playing Dirt 2 heavily last night.
I know Forza 3 will be an amazing game/sim just as Forza 2 was but after all the lovely screenshots and the developers really bigging up their game, I expected something better I guess.
It just doesn't look as realistic as "the other" sim that shall remain nameless for now :-)
The lighting and the textures seems wrong to me.
I'm totally with you. The lightning looks average and the background very simple.
I'm not impressed at all.
Commented on 2009-09-11 10:32:50
It's impressive when you bear in mind what's under the hood.

Also there appears to be a lot of video artifacting on this which affects the details. I can't imagine that'll be a problem onscreen.
Commented on 2009-09-11 10:40:40
I wasn't that impressed tbh.

I was expecting more.


Alot of people are saying that shift looks better?

I'd like to have a go of each game.
Commented on 2009-09-11 10:47:32 In reply to squarejawhero
Posted by squarejawhero
Also there appears to be a lot of video artifacting on this which affects the details. I can't imagine that'll be a problem onscreen.
Don't make up excuses for the game's visuals. It's a technical showpiece for sure, but artistically it really does miss the mark. It does have a certain stylized, dare I even say cartoonish, flair to it. It just doesn't look as realistic as GT for example. Like I said, just from a technical perspective the game is way beyond most of its competition, but it falls flat art wise.
Commented on 2009-09-11 10:53:22
Not a deal beaker, but as other's have said the lighting and overall color pallette is off, and yes that is the only thing really wrong with the look of the game. I keep thinking 'if only they managed to get a realistic art style, the game would look astouding!' - having said that I love the general unique driving vibe is has, and I truly beleive the gameplay will be amazing! - cant wait!
Commented on 2009-09-11 11:06:58
Looks amazing in so many race-fanatic levels I can't even start..., so clean and sharp... try beat that AA anyone, ha ha.
Commented on 2009-09-11 11:23:54
I wish more games have 60fps its so real.
Commented on 2009-09-11 11:50:49
Plays well, just like Forza 2 which is not a bad thing, the graphics are average, i think ill wait for a price drop next year, and buy it.
Commented on 2009-09-11 11:52:38
Extremely boring, low sense of Speed and with the same lightning issues.

Not impressed.
Commented on 2009-09-11 11:58:19
"Don't make excuses for the visuals"? Honestly... Gamersyde used to have some great discussions to read. Nowaday's it's poor form trolling. The visuals are great, very clean and at a full 60fps and, it looks like, 2xAA. With the known handling from Forza 2 rehauled underneath them, the fact that it looks the way it does on four year old hardware is quite incredible. The concentration on visuals often becomes absolutely insane in the minute picking and isn't justified given the amount of work going on beyond them.

It's not quite as "real" looking as GT, whose lighting is great, but the movement of the cars is something else. They don't float like GT's seem to (which can also be seen in the rallying portion of the recent video). It still looks fantastic standalone.

Also, what's wrong with something having a style? Artistically it works to create an identity. Which F3 has. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8R4ZkdHHJc
Commented on 2009-09-11 11:58:21
Shift gets my money after watching this vid.
Commented on 2009-09-11 12:08:51 In reply to krisq
Posted by krisq
Shift gets my money after watching this vid.
Thats a good way of deciding which driving game is the best: a video. Seriously....
Commented on 2009-09-11 12:30:55 In reply to krisq
Posted by krisq
Shift gets my money after watching this vid.
me too, Shift and GT5.
Commented on 2009-09-11 12:46:00 In reply to Suil
Posted by Suil
Thats a good way of deciding which driving game is the best: a video. Seriously....
Yhea after FIfa's demo I know what game I'll be playing... Imagine babyz. So retarded.
Commented on 2009-09-11 12:47:22
Seems to me that anyone even considering a NFS instead of Forza probably does well to stay away :P
Commented on 2009-09-11 13:06:03 In reply to Suil
Posted by Suil
Thats a good way of deciding which driving game is the best: a video. Seriously....
+1
lol I was just thinking the same.
Commented on 2009-09-11 13:11:20
Looks absolutely incredible, as always! And I am talking about everything, not just the visuals.
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