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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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Patrick Kevin Rullepa

it’s stupid to hear people going out of the topic.. they go “forza is better! no, GT is better!” then all of a sudden, “Xbox 360 is best! no, PS3 is!”. Seriously.. are they all like 10 years old here? Looks like Turn 10 nor Polyphony Digital ain’t the disappointments here.. it’s the stupid fanboys..

personally, each game has their strong points. forza has amazing graphics and new kinect integration, while gt5 has (if I’m not mistaken) 3d capabilities and a great physics engine

Furious Sam
Furious Sam

Reason why people DOES argue about which one is better is simple, everyone seems to be unhappy with their choice so they MUST bash the another ! 😛 If you like FM more, then why not just PLAY it instead of replying on ALL possible GT vid/thread ??? and vice versa, I just DONT get it dudes.

Guest
Guest

I on the other hand was really looking forward to Forza 3 and was incredibly disappointed, Reason being, I am a mega fan of cars, in particular the R32 GT-R, and the one in Forza, even though it was nice graphics, was so incorrect that the GT4 version of the car looked more real. Thank god that GT5 got that car 99.9% accurate. I only know the accuracy of that car well enough but I have seen many other cars In Forza that had or didb't have things the real car does. Yes forza had very nice graphics but it… Read more »

RoadShow
RoadShow

360 sucks, it's the only console or gaming platform that IS NOT WORTH IT. All others are. (1) RROD – just to be out first they made the consumer suffer. (2) Pay to play – just no reason, PC has been doing online gaming for years, no pay to play. (3) Halo 2 for PC – Made it Vista only, totally a scam, no PC game is limited to 1 OS. (4) $299 for a console with no blu ray, no wifi (before slim), no browser, unreliable & pay to play. (5) If you want to stream Netflix with 360,… Read more »

RoadShow
RoadShow

GT5 is the best racing game of this generation hands down. Forza is not accurate, Kinect Forza is a joke. GT5 has the best graphics, true sounds, true tracks and is the most fun in my opinion. Besides 360 sucks and isn't worth it. PSN has a larger user connected base, almost 1 million more consoles connected. We have 70 Million PSN accounts and you think there's no one on there? Also PS3 has been outselling 360 month after month, globally. And we have surpassed 360 EVEN THOUGH 360 HAD AN ENTIRE YEAR HEAD START, HUGE ADVANTAGE BUT DOWN THE… Read more »

forzaking
forzaking

Gran Turismo 5 is Absolutley Truly a Disgrace. GT5 features 200 detailed cars and the remaining 800 plus cars are taken from GT3 A-spec and GT4. And also the GT series tracks in GT5 are taken from GT4. So most of the content in GT5 is taken from the PS2 versions. Look at the car wash and oil change screens exactly the same as the PS2 versions. Even the 200 detailed cars are not in complete detail compared to Forza 3, Never mind Forza 4. PD basicly recycled GT3 and GT4 over a period of 5 years to complete GT5… Read more »

marhorn
marhorn

The makers of the real life halo warthog are featured in the clip, This could only mean 1 thing!

Forza 3 was the best racing game this generation and Forza 4 looks like its gonna raise the bar!

GIVE ME THE WARTHOG!

gr8
gr8

did you guys also see the manufacturer Askalon!!!!!!!!!!!!! well if your a halo fan you will be happy, i hope for they have more locales not 5 and graphics dint really stand out just at times(specially in gameplay) and the tracks looked iffy, i also dint see new vehicles or night racing or even weather and also no rally tracks ): but the rest looks F'in awesome really like the aero on the cars and ex-oust flames there is times were the cockpit looks weak also but im guessing that was early production game play i hoping their working on… Read more »

Dan
Dan

I have forza 3 and gran turismo 5. they are both very fun, top notch games. I beleive alot of people are dissapointed with Gran tursimo because it received way way too much hype and media attention before its release. The creator at Polyphony kept announcing delays and his excuse was to "perfect the game". Huge mistake on Polyphony's end. They should be more like Rockstar, keep everything a hush and make a game that really makes peoples jaws drop upon release. I like GT5 but the graphics are overated, the standard cards were unecessary, the shadows on top and… Read more »

vince
vince

gt5 is a total fail…i got both ps3 and xbox ….i never end that game coz is very BORING…u will pass more time on stupid menu than in a race……and trust in me …isnt a good thing take 6 month to design a car………expecially if u think that the most of the car in the game arent premium cars …so without cockpits etc etc ….ill not write about physic….damages and the opponents AI…..i think …..pholyphony just failed on everything………im disappointed coz i buy gt5 for something like 50 euro ..the first week ……i just bin that money…damn!…….sorry for my bad… Read more »

Dave
Dave

I guess thats why Gran Turismo 5 was dissapointing. If they spent 6 months developing a car then thats 6 months wasted developing what should have been a new benchmark for racing games. Further proof of this can be seen with other cars in the game which had probably been built in 6 days rather than 6 months due to a great many of them lacking interior views. Gran Turismo 5 was over ambitious hence the ridiculous development time. By the time the game released, that long development time wasn't justified. Forza 3 may not have the content of Gran… Read more »

ZapVegas71
ZapVegas71

Not a smart posting Laurent: Forza4 can match GT5, GT5 can match real life. WTF?

Laurent
Laurent

GT5 did 5 years of developing and i think forza 4 can't match that.
It takes 6 moths to develop a car in GT5. 6 months!!!
That is half a year!!!
Forza 4 can match GT5 that is true.
But GT5 can match real life!!!

konejo99
konejo99

GT Always!

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