Whether or not you think Xbox Kinect is just a party trick, there's no doubt combining infrared scanning with a traditional wheel controller opens new interface possibilities via head tracking, like letting Forza 4 drivers look deeper into corners. Rad.
The Forza 4 Kinect demo arrives ahead of the game's release announcement expected at the E3 show next week. According to reports, Kinect support won't be a requirement for the game. Forza 4 — whose cover car will be the Ferrari 458 Italia — will also allow Forza 3 players to import their profiles, so those who've earned big garages won't have to start over.
The game's developer has also confirmed a Collector's Edition of Forza 4 and a special car pack included in first production run of Forza 4 that'll reward early buyers. A 1965 Ford Mustang GT, Koenigsegg Agera, Lexus SC300, Porsche RUF RGT-8, and Tesla Roadster Sport are among the cars in the pack.
Expect a big Forza announcement during the Microsoft Press Conference on June 6.
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