Forza 5 Is The First Racing Game Announced For XBOX ONE

We've been watching Kotaku all day for the launch of the new XBOX ONE, waiting for some news that might relate to the racing games we love to play. Alas, the first glimpse of a game they showed was a McLaren P1 in what we now see as Forza 5 with two key easter eggs.

Not only is the McLaren P1 in Forza 5, the first video we see of the new game shows the car racing a classic McLaren F1. Get it? Old and new, together, showing off how advanced the new system is.


The other aspect is a very John Hindhaugh-esque commentator doing the play-by-play. In fact, we think that is the extremely popular race commentator doing the game's play-by-play. New feature?

We'll post the video when we get it, but Microsoft announced it'll be available on launch.

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So if you want to continue to be a fan of the Gran Turismo series you need to keep your soon to be out dated hardware and play it on the PS3. If you want to play a similar title on a next generation console you're going to need to get Forza 5.

I wonder if Sony realizes they've designed the blue-print for killing a title. GT4 came out late in the life-cycle of the PS2. They talked about making it work with the PS3 but it never did. Then they were going to have GT5 relatively soon but all we got was a prologue. When we finally got GT5 it sucked at everything that wasn't in GT4. (meaning online play, online leaderboards etc) Now they MIGHT get it right with GT6, but will anyone care because it is coming out AFTER the next generation consoles are released. I mean I'm not a marketing genius, but one would think that whoever is in charge at PD is a moron.

Anyone who liked Forza 2 more than GT4 was laughed at. Anyone who liked Forza 3 more than GT5 were still a bit out there. Forza 4 > GT5? About an even debate. With the release of FM5 on the next generation console I would be SHOCKED if FM5 wasn't > GT6 in the eyes of all but the most hardcore GT fanboys.