Microsoft confirms legitimacy of yesterday’s Forza 4 video

Saturday, 2nd April 2011 13:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Yesterday, a video claiming to contain game footage of Forza 4 hit YouTube, and considering what yesterday was, we were a bit wary of it despite the quality of it. Today, Microsoft has confirmed that the video was indeed legitimate, but not much else.

The video was a demonstration of proposed features for the next iteration in the series, and contained quite a bit of footage Microsoft showed at E3 last year during its Kinect demonstration. Some of the features mentions in the video also mirrored some questions included in a marketing survey MS sent out earlier this week.

Kinect-supported head tracking was demonstrated in the video, as well as driving controls using the tech in casual mode. Social networking features were detailed, as well as the advanced lighting and modeling already mentioned in the survey and E3 demo.

A representative from Microsoft told Kotkau that the video in question was “not intended for public distribution and may not accurately reflect features and functionality that ship in Forza Motorsport 4.”

The rep added that MS will “have more to share on Forza Motorsport 4 in the near future.”

YouTube has since removed the original video, but luckily someone else has posted it. Watch it below quickly before it is removed again.



  1. Naaame

    Id get an Xbox for this if I wasn’t a total Sony fanboy

    But this does actually look like the best racing game ive ever seen!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Not much of a graphical leap from forza 3, but damn… at least someone have TREES in 3D ! ! !
    Everything else looks to be like Gran Turismo 5 with kinect head tracking on top of it (in GT5 it was just in the arcade mode which was a damn shame and still useless feature to be honest.) and you don’t need freakin 5 years to achieve THAT. Prove in that trailer. If Microsoft will market it right, they can have it’s own Car racing game system seller.

    But what ultimately i want is a driving experience. In which Forza games dissapointed me. I played only third game and it was a fun racing game, but thats it. No matter how they try they can’t achieve iRacing, rFactor, GTR 2, GT Legends, GTR Evo/Race 07, GT5 realism.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. SlayerGT

    I hope they get rid of the 3D model swapping this time. Aside from the terrible replays this was the only thing that pulled me out of the experince in 3.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. pukem0n

    w00t 16 player races, not those stupid 8.

    i guess this wont run in 60fps then ^^

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    Well i really don’t see why this kind of game need 60 frames.Maybe Hot pursuit or Burnout but this,Shift,Grid… not necessary.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @5, it’s a semi simulation racing game. 60 frames per second is important.

    60 FPS = precision

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Maximum Payne

    ^^ Maybe… i am not into racers anyway.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. earlyrock

    If I can race an Escort Cosser, I’m in.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. xino


    #9 4 years ago
  10. itsucks

    ErzaTWATzus butthurt over a non-phony game? Madness!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Christopher Jack

    @10, What the fuck you on about you little boy?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Lounds

    I couldn’t imagin playing wipeout in 30fps, 60 definantly better

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Golden

    The links in the article are dead.

    Here is a new one:-

    Although its a sizzle reel, I am still excited

    #13 4 years ago

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