So it might not be the exact title to name it forza 3, but for the majority it will be the sequel to forza 2GameSpot learns third racer is definitely in the dev garage; purportedly leaked documents say game will be two-disc, 400-car, 100-track epic.
After speaking with a source close to Microsoft, GameSpot can confirm that Forza MotorSport 3 is currently in development. Set for release sometime next year, the racer will continue Microsoft's highly customizable racing series after Forza 2's commercial and critical success on the Xbox 360. The first Forza was released for the original Xbox in 2005 to similar raves from reviewers.
GameSpot's source would not go into further detail, saying only that the game was several months into development and would be "massive." However, more information on the game may have appeared as part of a huge information leak sourced to market research group Intellisponse.
Though Intellisponse and Microsoft are declining to comment, a series of documents attributed to it on the NeoGAF forums appear to outline a Mii-like avatar system for Xbox Live and a new 360 motion-sensing Karaoke game. They also appear to reveal exactly how massive Forza 3 is, saying that "due to the number of cars and tracks, the game will be sold as a two-disc set."
How many cars and tracks will Forza 3 boast? According to the documents, the game will sport more than 100 tracks and over 400 cars with "near-limitless customization options for car tuning and custom artwork." The documents also promise the game will introduce several new racing modes--drag, drift, oval, point-to-point--as well as new online community features.
Source: virtualrEven though Microsoft is yet to confirm the development of Forza Motorsport 3, the existence of Turn 10’s newest Xbox 360 racing title is probably the worst kept secret in the gaming industry. Back in 2008, first posters and infos were leaked, suggesting that Forza 3 will contain over 100 tracks and 400 cars.
During the past weeks, leaked infos could be found all over the place as the Forza 3 logo was “accidentally” included in a Microsoft press conference in Brazil and Amazon already listed the game’s official strategy guide.
Most interesting is a new promo shot that shows the Circuit de la Sarthe at Le Mans, together with the date 12th June 2009. That date is Friday before this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, a break day that is typically reserved for all kinds of press conferences and announcements. Will Turn 10 announce some Le Mans related partnership for Forza 3 that day? Microsoft is already sponsoring the Peugeot Sport squad and recent rumors suggest an upcoming promotional partnership with Audi who are going head to head with the French manufacturer in this year’s race.
We don’t have to wait until mid-June for first confirmed Forza 3 facts as Microsoft is expected to announce the title at this year’s E3 expo in early June.