XBOX Tuesday, March 15, 2005 | 2:06 PM

Forza vs Reality

Forza vs Reality

Popular Science did a study with 2 pilots to check if Forza Motorsport was as true to life as Microsoft claimed it to be. This video shows how they did the testing and also the results. Not too bad, not too bad at all.
Update : The video is buggy, I'm reencoding it right now.
Update 2: Corrected version now online.


Forza vs reality
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Commented on 2005-03-15 16:28:14
I watched the split screen footage a few days ago at gametrailers.com. But they didn't have this extra stuff. Thanks.

It does look pretty damn impressive in terms of graphics. Any GT fan that says this isn't anything compared to GT4 needs to be slapped with a fish.
Commented on 2005-03-15 17:08:25
BTW, anybody know where I can find that racing wheel used (or possibly the whole chair setup)?
Commented on 2005-03-15 17:52:15 In reply to syphon0928
Posted by syphon0928
Any GT fan that says this isn't anything compared to GT4 needs to be slapped with a fish.
But the truth is that color balance, frame rate and cars are not as good as in GT4. :) I'm not saying Forza doesn't look good - because there are some impressive details in it - but Forza just doesn't look "real". It looks more like a PC game with super-sharp shadows and all. Btw, AI cars have no shadows, which hurts the overall look of the game. GT4, on the other hand, looks kinda "organic" and believable imo...
Commented on 2005-03-15 18:07:15
AI cars should have shadows in the final version, AFAIK.
Commented on 2005-03-15 22:54:31 In reply to BlimBlim
Hi everyone, this is my first post here since I've created an account a long (french only) time ago :)
Posted by BlimBlim
AI cars should have shadows in the final version, AFAIK.
Yes, fortunately the AI cars will have real time shadows in the final version. Check this video interview with very nice ingame scenes (which show AI car shadows):

http://media.xbox.gamespy.com/media/682/682857/vid...
Commented on 2005-03-16 11:35:32 In reply to syphon0928
Posted by syphon0928
BTW, anybody know where I can find that racing wheel used (or possibly the whole chair setup)?
the wheel is the fanatec speedster forceshock.
it should be released at the same time as the game.
http://www.fanatec.com/
Commented on 2005-03-16 17:54:23
^ Thank you very much Tk0n!
Commented on 2005-03-16 19:32:09
I hope they will be sell the whole chair setup too. That looks too sweet.
Commented on 2005-03-19 00:22:40
As far as i know, the setup think has already been announced... So you can purchase it at some point.

But its pricey.. =)
Commented on 2005-03-19 05:02:48
I would pay for it. It looks sweet.

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