Report – Forza 4 to feature Kinect head-tracking

Friday, 18th February 2011 09:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Forza Motorsport 4 will feature head-tracking support via Kinect, according to an MSN Autos report.

Kinect support was confirmed at E3 last year when the game wasn’t even known as the fourth main title in the Turn 10 racing series, but not many details have appeared on the title since its announce at the VGAs.

“I think we’re just scratching the surface,” said Turn 10 director Dan Greenawalt. “I have the feeling that we’ll all look back at these first few years of Kinect and reflect on it as a huge inflection point in interactive entertainment.”

The report also said that T10 rented out race tracks in the game from two-to-three days to shoot “terabytes worth of video and photos, and tracing the inside, middle and outside portions of the road surface” with a commercial GPS system.

There’s more on it here.

Forza Motorsport 4 releases this fall for Xbox 360.



  1. sony_sucks

    Forza real racing so much better than gt

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Kerplunk


    #2 4 years ago
  3. James Mac

    Wasn’t this listed as one of the features at e3… y’know, during the Microsoft speeches, when everything was about kinect?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. NiceFellow

    Given GT5 has head tracking via the Eyetoy this was a no-brainer.

    Oh and #1 please grow up. When Forza can sell as much without bundling and get better reviews from the simulation sites (i.e. not the gaming sites but those evaluating as a simulator) then it’ll arguably be both better and more popular than GT.

    Until then it’s still very much the pretender to the throne whether you like it or not.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Razor


    Sales now equals quality? Sure sony sucks is trolling, but just because GT trounces Forza in sales, it doesn’t mean it’s better.

    GT5 has some very glaring errors that until Polyphony fix, I can absolutley see Forza growing and growing, and GT declining and declining.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory


    “Pretender to the throne”?


    Never mind the fact that in the five year development cycle that GT5 went through, MS were able to release close to three instalments of the Forza series, the Sony exclusive racer seems to struggle to catch up with what Forza 3 has to offer.

    In terms of metacritic scoring, Forza 3 slaughters GT5 (84 vs 92) and even if you choose to ignore it, the scoring merely highlights that the game was recieved better too.

    And going back to the throne analogy too; what kind of King are you if you only sit on your throne twice in a decade?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Kerplunk

    A constipated one?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. back_up

    three shitty a 50% RROD shitty console

    #8 4 years ago
  9. StolenGlory


    #9 4 years ago
  10. Kerplunk


    #10 4 years ago
  11. NiceFellow

    @5 actually if you read my comment you’ll see I note sales = popular not quality. I commented that appropriate reviews and user base reaction defines quality. Popularity and quality are two distinct entities and I noted them as such.

    Forza is good but it is simply nowhere near as popular – and in US clearly relied on heavy, heavy bundling. It also simply doesn’t get the same vote as GT does as the better overall simulator. It’s arguably more fun as a game – but both seem to be pitted as simulators, GT is certainly branded as such, and GT remains the better choice from a simulation perspective.

    and yes, to forestall the inevitable ‘bias’ arguments I have both and yes GT is still – although it is getting closer – the better simulation of actually driving the cars on those specific circuits.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Kuwabara

    forza will never be in the same league as gt. Most of those fuckheads who reviewed the game barely touched the surface. Those who played it thoroughly said its much better than forzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    #12 4 years ago
  13. spiderLAW

    @All who argue GT vs Forza

    Forza is great at what it does. So is GT5.
    both have strength and weaknesses.
    Forza is a deep and intense driving experience.
    GT5 is too but its focus is more on what there is available for you to do (customizing, building cars, buying cars, collecting cars, different fields of racing from Nascar to Kart to Drift) while Forza’s main foucs is one simple target and thats real track race drive simulating.

    you really cant compare the 2. Just buy them both and play them both. I prefer my driving experience to be in GT5 but i do sometimes take a break from it and go back to Forza 3.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. StolenGlory

    @11 Good argument actually, quite level headed too in your chosen preference.

    @12 Paaaaaaat!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. spiderLAW

    while Forza’s main foucs is one simple target and thats real track race drive simulating while remaining accessable and fun to everyone, including the not so expereinced.

    Meant to add that but clicked post before i could

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    I think it depends how you play in comparing the two. GT5 is much better played with a wheel and supports a much wider range and better quality ones at that. Driving models are actually pretty close now – on a pad I think forza has the edge, on a wheel GT5. Forza also has the advantage of a more solid framerate. Gamewise GT5 really dominates though, so much more to do, so much more variety. This is what Forza 4 needs to add, it’s a solid base but got dull very quickly as a single player game.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. JimFear-666

    gran turismo 5 did it before…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Forza doesn’t have to compete with GT to be fun. Both games are fun in their own way. After being addicted to NFS:HP and not spending more than an hour on GT5 since its release I can say that it doesn’t matter if GT5 is king as long as you’re having fun racing its all good.

    Gran Turismo will always reign supreme to me but I wouldn’t count Forza out any day of the week. Also the 360 controller isn’t that bad with racers so I’m looking forward to Forza 4.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. StolenGlory


    Welcome back TEA! Good points made too :)

    #19 4 years ago

    tea +1

    #20 4 years ago
  21. mathare92

    The report also said that T10 rented out race tracks in the game from two-to-three days to shoot “terabytes worth of video and photos, and tracing the inside, middle and outside portions of the road surface” with a commercial GPS system.

    They’re bit late with that. I think PD did the same way back for GT4, or was is GT3?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. mathare92

    a bit*

    /Obligatory “Give us back the EDIT button, dammit!”

    #22 4 years ago

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