Forza Motorsport 4 will debut fall 2011, bringing the power of Kinect to the increasingly popular racing franchise. The first trailer's mostly Top Gear USA footage, but the screens give a hint of the new look for the sequel.
The press release from Turn 10 Studios, the game's creator, repeatedly mentions Microsoft's interactive Kinect system. Does this mean we'll be able to drive using a wheel without having one? Or is it just playing around with the car exploration? We don't know yet.
In the meantime, when we heard they were working with Top Gear we hoped their partnership was with the good one. Alas, not. With the debut less than a year away expect to see more details rolling out almost weekly.
FULL DISCLOSURE: Jalopnik had an editorial tie-up with Turn 10 Studios on Forza Motorsport 3, this game's predecessor, on two DLC packs for the game. We are working on a similar tie-up on Forza Motorsport 4. Although no money has exchanged hands in this relationship, because it might be something you feel could affect our judgment and clarity in covering this game, we felt the transparency was important.