X360 Friday, October 13, 2006 | 7:56 PM

Forza Motorsport 2 Q&A

Forza Motorsport 2 Q&A

And with another great interview from XCN, here is some great stuff to read about Forza Motorsport 2. Inside you'll find info about customization, the livery editor, damage, weather and much much more.


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Commented on 2006-10-13 20:24:00
i cannot wait for this game,the first was amazing,i sat for days just designing my cars,now i can show of my poaintworks online,anychance you could bring race for money into the game,so that u can make and sell your car paintjobs,thats a cool idea that would work well
Commented on 2006-10-13 20:53:35
Features of a next generation game :)

60fps
AA
HDR
Realtime shadowing
Commented on 2006-10-13 21:45:49
"But if you’re on there and you don’t want some guy just running into everyone on the track, he’ll be disabled after the first lap so there’s not much you’ve got to worry about from him."

Finally!
Commented on 2006-10-13 22:14:15
Nice interview, though I wish they'd put a cockpit view. It'd look so...cool. realistic.
This game will be much bettr than PGR3.
Commented on 2006-10-13 23:06:17
"when you get these really dynamic shadows and you can see the car travelling through. It really is more immersive."

Errr...I'll be the judge of that, thank you very much..!
Commented on 2006-10-14 00:06:22
hmmm i heard the framerate sucked. 60? good luck. i really hope that they can hit that with all of these effects.
Commented on 2006-10-14 00:56:46 In reply to rupbert
Posted by rupbert
Features of a next generation game :)

60fps
AA
HDR
Realtime shadowing
You must have low expectations.
Commented on 2006-10-14 04:27:11
It looks good, but all the footage so far doesn't really impress me like GT5, which still has years of development time left. Anyhow, the interview was nice. Not particularily kiss-ass (gamespot) or rude (1up). Thanks
Commented on 2006-10-14 05:23:54
framerate sucked not from what i've heard they already said they had the test versions in the lab running at over 60fps with over 300fps of physics calculations .....

and i must agree 60fps + full AA + HDR + Realtime Shadowing is what next gen is made for BUT you forgot some

FULL FORCE FEEDBACK + RUMBLE to really experience it... im definitly getting the wheel :)

And even more nextgen is that full damage colision that scalable... i hate when idiots get on moto gp and run the track backwards, now in forza2 they can wipe out and STAY OUT! HEHEHE

And god bless this game... 300 cars on the disc... all custimizeable and paintable and upgradeable HELL YAZ!

Synce, the only gt i've seen is the HD upgrade version that they arent shiping with any cars or tracks that you have to buy seperately... ya they can keep that game model for thereselves, i cant believe they'd even attempt it...
Commented on 2006-10-14 05:27:13 In reply to KahL
Posted by KahL
Nice interview, though I wish they'd put a cockpit view. It'd look so...cool. realistic.
This game will be much bettr than PGR3.
I have to say even in pgr3 cocpits nifty but i never really used it not because icant drive it but because even with those higly modeled cockpits (god i can imagine why making ones that are custimizeable for all 300 different cars would be insane) with the cockpits... i dont know it just felt weird its like the perspective from incockpit views on games wheter it be forza, gt, pgr they all just appear to be out of persepective and fake... even the bonet views normally make me feel nautious...

Its either hud only or over the car back a bit :) i like the hud though, it increases the sense of speed normally which gets me into especially with some loud music on my 5.1 :)
Commented on 2006-10-14 09:21:13 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
Synce, the only gt i've seen is the HD upgrade version that they arent shiping with any cars or tracks that you have to buy seperately... ya they can keep that game model for thereselves, i cant believe they'd even attempt it...
I think disc will cost $5-10 at the most. But only because it comes packed with what is essentially a demo of GT5 (in addition to the GT4 online engine). Here are some screens of GT5...

http://images.playsyde.com/gallery/public/4326/106...
http://images.playsyde.com/gallery/public/4326/106...
Commented on 2006-10-14 14:26:51
Good stuff.
Commented on 2006-10-14 17:24:20
Yes yes Civic Type R is in!!! Best car ever (I got one so I'm truly biased :) )
Commented on 2006-10-15 20:35:07 In reply to memolo
Posted by memolo
Yes yes Civic Type R is in!!! Best car ever (I got one so I'm truly biased :) )
The only problem with the type r is the fact that it's ugly.
Commented on 2006-10-15 20:36:12 In reply to lumzi23
Posted by lumzi23
You must have low expectations.
Are you kidding!? What more can you ask for?
Commented on 2006-10-16 04:57:12
actually, i would ask for...

Real time reflections, being reflected at 60fps to match the game...(Edit: the reflections should be anti-aliased as well, because i hate jaggy reflections. I want to be able to look at a reflection close up on a replay and see it perfectly clear.)

High Dynamic Range Lighting and Anti-Aliasing being done simultaneously...

Real time lighting

SOFT SHADOWS

Normal map

Specular lighting

Bump mapping

Fully destructible cars...and i mean total destruction, which i know Forza 2 will dissapoint in this area.

In cockpit view
Commented on 2006-10-16 05:05:53 In reply to cma112087
Whats really funny about my post is that it seems really long, and technologically demanding, when in fact, the things i mentioned should be the minimum in a racing game. I dont care how many cars or tracks there are.

Forza will fail in the damage department. It will be kind of nifty, until like the guy said, you slam into a wall at 150. I can bet when you hit the wall at 150, your back tires will pop up in the air, the first foot of your car will dent/crumple, and then you will be stuck there the rest of the race.

You see, its not hard to realize they wont deliver when it comes to damage, mainly because if the damage was as good as they were stressing, they would have had gameplay videos showcasing the rediculous amount of damage. BTW, that first trailer they came out with was gay, and if thats the amount of damage done from a crash like that, im dissapointed.

I really dont have high expectations, people just tend to build up their games too much and it bothers me.

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