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Turn 10 explain why you can’t drive the Warthog in Forza 4

Friday, 23rd September 2011 14:53 GMT By Alex Donaldson

Turn 10′s Creative Director Dan Greenwalt has gone on the record explaing why you can look at a very pretty version of Halo’s Warthog in Forza Motorsport 4 but not actually drive it.


Chatting to Eurogamer, Greenwalt explains that it would’ve just been too much effort and investment to make Master Chief’s vehicle of choice perform the same way it does in Halo in the Forza engine.

“It’s got some technology that’s built into Halo that would have been a big investment for us to then build into the game only to support one vehicle,” he told the site.

“”To do with vehicle dynamics in general, it’s a very, very tall vehicle. It’s got four wheel steering to a very large degree. It’s one thing to have four wheel steering on a car like a GTO – you know, real cars. But to have the amount of crab walking that car can actually do, per the specs? We’re technically oriented. We don’t just kinda do things. We researched the Warthog. We were like, well, we would have to do, literally, crab walking steering on the front and back. Technically we don’t support that because no real world cars in our game do.”

Forza 4′s cars are designed to handle as closely to their real-world counterparts as possible when all the assists are turned off – with no real vehicle to compare it to, the Warthog will be something you can look at but not touch for now.

The massive vehicle is viewable in the game’s Autovista mode, where you can hear Halo’s Cortana or Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson describe the specifications of the vehicle, which in the Halo universe is from the year 2525.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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  1. viralshag

    I get that this is a realistic racing sim, guys, but you just slapped a vehicle in there that isn’t real… I think it comes back to “what was the point in the first place?”

    #1 3 years ago
  2. HeavyD-Love

    It’s like putting Batman’s Batwing in an AceCombat came…….it’s a pretty cool kind of fun bonus…..BUT ..you can’t do anything with it. WHAT’S THE POINT?!?!?! JUST LET US USE IT FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES SINCE YOU PUT IT IN THERE.

    Who’s the fucking idiot that approved this waste of time tease of an idea….

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    Can’t drive, don’t want!

    That is incredibly stupid. As well as Greenwalt basically saying that their engine can’t take something that was originally featured in a shooter on the first Xbox.

    Not to say that they should accomodate monster trucks or anything, but it shouldn’t be that hard to do a Warthog.

    It’s even more of a kick in the nuts from the fact that it was really fun to drive in those games.

    #3 3 years ago