GSY PREVIEW | Xbox One Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 1:01 PM

We previewed Forza 6

We previewed Forza 6

Last Tuesday we were invited to discover the almost final version of Forza Motorsport 6 at the Champs Elysées in Paris. With the presence of Dan Greenawalt, we could try the game for ourselves for just over two hours. The golden opportunity to get a first opinion on one of the biggest exclusive games for Xbox One in 2015, even if the event itself didn't go as well as it could have. Before going onto the quick explanation and videos, we wanted to thank all of the Microsoft team which really went out of their way to make it possible for us to bring you all of these videos.

On the contrary to what was pointed to us by email, it was possible to capture some direct feed gameplay on the condition of taking your own material. It was however totally forbidden to get some off-screen footage. Of course, considering the instructions received beforehand, we did not bring with us the laptop and video capture equipment. Therefore we came on site equipped with one of our cameras and our trusty Ninja. Never short of good ideas, we then opted for the back up plan: in fact the Ninja is very capable of recording direct feed footage in 720p and 1080i. Alas, we couldn't do more than 720p/60fps as the Xbox One doesn't offer 1080i within it's screening options.

To cap it all off, while we had decided against devoting more than one hour in career mode to show you a bigger variety of circuits/cars/conditions in free mode, we were only told we couldn't show anything outside of career at the very end of the preview event. We have some excellent videos showing Nurburgring and Spa in the rain but we can't show them to you guys. If things could have been clearer to begin with, we could have certainly brought back more extracts from career mode (the first two hours to be precise). That being said with the availability of the demo today and the review code we should get pretty soon, not being able to bring you back more footage from the preview build doesn't seem that bad now.

At the end of the day, what you should remember is that even though we were obliged to play Forza 6 in 720p, the driving conditions were excellent so much so we had great difficulty letting go of the gamepad. Surprisingly considering the resolution in which we played with, we found the game very impressive visually. What's more, the animation is not left behind with an imperturbable frame rate of 60 images per second. However to know more about our first impressions and to ask us all of your questions that spring to mind, we have thought it would be more enjoyable to do it around a live session this evening from 10pm. Everyone is welcome to join us, the more the merrier!

Preview #1 - 720P
Preview #2 - 720P
Preview #3 - 720P
Preview #4 - 720P
Preview #5 - 720P
Preview Mods - 720P

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Commented on 2015-09-01 13:25:31
60 fps but graphic is not really good...
Commented on 2015-09-01 13:26:14 In reply to Kotu
Posted by Kotu
60 fps but graphic is not really good...
Beg to differ. The game looks very very good.
Commented on 2015-09-01 13:49:20
May I ask, did you have a chance to try Free-Play mode? If so, I have some questions I'd like to ask.
Commented on 2015-09-01 13:59:33 In reply to warp9engage
We'll be answering questions this evening during the livestream, but yes, we tried the free mode.
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:07:33 In reply to Kotu
Game looks fantastic.. thanks Drift for the vids.. really great of the team at MS to let you do this! :) There should be a demo up on marketplace today.. not sure what build it is but i cant wait to get my hands on it! Hopefully get in here later to catch your live feed.. thanks again gsyde!! :)
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:07:39
Ok, so it's at 10 pm, which for the middle of the Atlantic, should be 9 pm here on the site correct? Will I be able to join the chat with my Gamersyde account? I'm kind of new here...
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:15:20
I don't get it, is the game native 1080p?
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:29:24 In reply to yippee123
Posted by yippee123
I don't get it, is the game native 1080p?
It is, but as Driftwood wrote, we did not have the right device to do 1080p directfeed, as at first, we were said we won't be able to do directfeed.
Posted by warp9engage
Ok, so it's at 10 pm, which for the middle of the Atlantic, should be 9 pm here on the site correct? Will I be able to join the chat with my Gamersyde account? I'm kind of new here...
Where are you from exactly ?
English stream will start around 10PM GMT+2, you can check your timezone here :

A Twitch account is required to join the chat (even if you watch our stream here).
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:30:00
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:45:00
For me this game is the Xbox one killer app, I love it so much.
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:52:52 In reply to Miguel
Thank you! You got the time zone right.
Commented on 2015-09-01 14:56:13
Just watched preview vid #5.. wow!! BMW 2002 vs Capri in the wet!! Seeing how that standing water affects the handling at speed.. epic race! Only 2 weeks left until i get to play this bad boy!! Really cant wait!
Commented on 2015-09-01 15:08:55
Looks great, but it's not my kind of game. Horizon is my cup of tea. :)
Commented on 2015-09-01 15:43:15 In reply to warp9engage
Posted by warp9engage
Thank you! You got the time zone right.
I just set our timezone, then the website uses your IP or location to guess your timezone :)
Commented on 2015-09-01 15:47:43
Game looks great. Must buy for me since I skipped Forza 5.
Commented on 2015-09-01 16:35:48
Looks very impressive...and that's not even full resolution. How anybody can say visuals don't look good is beyond me.

I assume they're still using the controller triggers to good effect?
Commented on 2015-09-01 16:42:45
Hi Driftwood. Are you able to create groups in your garage to organise cars like in Forza 4? I find Horizon and F5 a pain in that regard. I used to group all my tuned cars separately from all those cars is one or bought but hadn't worked on yet. In F5 and H2 you are stuck with a big bucket.
Commented on 2015-09-01 17:28:59
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Commented on 2015-09-01 17:44:18
A friend is playing it now and he says there;s still some aliasing here and there, but nothing too horrible.
Commented on 2015-09-01 18:16:04
oops, doublepost
Commented on 2015-09-01 18:18:26
What always catches my eye in a bad way (in other racing games, too) is the non-shadowed, apparently self-illuminated very bright fog clouds under the cars in the wet video. It looks really wrong to have that much brightness under the cars. It sticks out like a sore thumb in otherwise really good graphics.

The car in front doesn't even seem like part of the picture because of that inconsistent lighting:
Same with smoke from the tires, for example:
Commented on 2015-09-01 18:45:26
Thanks for the videos. One thing I could immediately notice is that the abu dhabi track does not look good in night. It seems some lights on track not working, not illuminated properly. F1 2015 looks much better. Here you can see the last 5-6mins in this

Commented on 2015-09-01 19:34:58
O.K. so this has me really concerned, Video 6. MODs.. or more to the point pay for mods. Is this the new pay to win?
I'm a massive Xbox and Forza fan but that doesn't look good at all....
Commented on 2015-09-01 20:05:28 In reply to Cream
Its so damn easy to earn ingame currency if youre signed up to Forza hub that you really shouldnt need to use rl cash... ive got 500000 credits waiting to be claimed as soon as i boot up F6 thanks to the hub that i could buy a platinum pack straight away.. not that i will of course.. will use that for my first car purchases :)
Commented on 2015-09-01 20:45:53 In reply to Cream
Posted by Cream
O.K. so this has me really concerned, Video 6. MODs.. or more to the point pay for mods. Is this the new pay to win?
I'm a massive Xbox and Forza fan but that doesn't look good at all....
It's only for single player, and you can't buy mods with real money.

Just like any other option, if you don't like it, just don't use it.
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