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Forza 4’s Unmatched Graphics on Xbox 360 – Can Gran Turismo 5 Compete

April Fools Day 2011 is well and truly behind us now, but there’s certainly no joke about this huge leak. A new video for Forza 4 has surfaced online, and it is definitely the biggest reveal yet, showing new gameplay, confirming new Kinect features and much more – don’t miss this.

Since this video surfaced at the start of the day, there were some questions as to whether this was a well made April Fools Day prank, but that certainly got put to bed, when we realised that Microsoft has started to take down these videos from YouTube with a copyright notice.

Obviously, this video isn’t intended for public viewing yet, actually it wouldn’t surprise us if this was something they were planning to show at E3. Anyway, the video shows the breathtaking new graphics for Forza 4, graphics which are certainly going to make Sony and Polyphony Digital take notice. The video makes a point to remind that this is actual in-game footage of Forza 4 that you’re seeing, which makes it all the more stunning in our opinion.

Microsoft claims to have ‘unmatched graphics’ with Forza 4, and reveal that the game will feature image-based lighting and photo realistic models, with one confirmed Kinect feature allowing you to open vehicle doors using your hands – a tad on the gimmick side, but we like it nevertheless.

More than 80 car manufacturers will be featured in Forza 4, with Microsoft claming that this is the biggest number seen in the racing genre to date. Another massive reveal, is that Forza 4 will feature 16 player races, which is twice the amount seen in Forza 3, that’s pretty impressive when you think about it.

We’ll add the video below, but don’t be surprised if it gets removed since Microsoft are on the warpath. If you manage to find it again on YouTube, let us know your thoughts on the graphics – is this the best racing game yet, or does Gran Turismo 5 still get your vote?

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