Forza 3 golden, demo due Sept. 24

Microsoft and Turn 10's Xbox 360-exclusive racer finalizes development in advance of October 27 NA release; free sampler later this month.

Microsoft delivered a bit of good news for racing fans looking to fire up Turn 10's upcoming Forza Motorsport 3 today, saying development has wrapped and the game has gone gold. The bad news, of course, is that gamers won't be getting the game any earlier, as Forza 3 is still slated to arrive for the Xbox 360 on October 27 in North America, with the Asian and European rollouts set for October 22 and 23, respectively.

Forza 3's Camino Viejo track is muy caliente!

Along with the gold announcement, Microsoft also announced that a demo for Forza 3 will be available through Xbox Live on September 24. The sampler has five vehicles from which gamers can choose: the 2007 Porsche #80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR, the 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro, the 2009 Ferrari California, the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR, and the 2009 Mini John Cooper Works.

Gamers will be able to race their vehicles on the Camino Viejo track. Reminiscent of the Montserrat region on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, the track sees players winding through rugged mountain terrain. The free trial will also let gamers check out the full cockpit view, and it also incorporates the game's rewind feature.

Check out GameSpot's previous coverage for more information on Forza 3.

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221 comments
hamelkarl
hamelkarl

Immersive and looks maybe not, but you should take in count that the physic is way more better. There's more car and more track also. Less buggy and probably way better for customization. I think they did a freaking good job.

davemcnally
davemcnally

There may be plenty of Forza fans out there who disagree with me and it's only an initial impression but after running through the demo, this doesn't look or play half as well as NFS Shift...

AbandonedFish
AbandonedFish

omg it's here! The FM3 demo is here, and so is the demo for Brutal Legend! YAY!!!

Sorrow81
Sorrow81

I think it will be 12:00 AM PT

StickyPeeking
StickyPeeking

It's 11:45PM Sept. 23 here...DEMO..DEMO...DEMO...DEMO...DEMO!!!!

DBanner126
DBanner126

What time does this demo go online?!?! Its 12:15AM on September 24!!! They are 15 minutes late

hall_sj
hall_sj

Rewind is a great idea, it allows you to use it like an assist to just make the game more enjoyable and a lot less frustrating. But its still an assist like traction control, if you use it you will get less rewards and a thing on your lap time saying that you used it. You can still play hardcore forza and get the most rewards

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

@Livewirez totally agree with you there, nicely said well done put the ps3 fanboy in his place.

Velantic
Velantic

Well forza just lost respect from this guy.Why dont you just let the race play out to whatever happens.Rewind is almost as stupied as nitro in Gran Turismo

Livewirez
Livewirez

@AceJakk a Sony Vaio is a laptop, but it runs on a Microsoft OS, well most likely anyway if your going to be playing Gears of War 1 and these Microsoft exclusive games. The same thing applies to a PC, the componants are not made by MS but the system running on it is thus it is an MS platform. Both the xbox and PC are gaming platforms, but one is a personal computer and the other primarily a games console. You keep insisting that these games are not exclusives when they are to someone who only owns a ps3, and even if they have a PC, most likely their PC does not have the capability to play the game as you do out-of-the-box with the 360 game. Why you would buy a gaming PC just to play those games, when you could play them all on the xbox on live. We're not harassing you, you can ignore these comments, but you have chosen to respond to them. See, that last line you typed sound sto me like someone who thinks that those games are not relevant beause of my dear lord, they are on the pC as well. To an average ps3 fanboy, that game doesn't exist now. Yet most of time they can't play that game on the PC either.

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

Hey I played Batman Begins (xbox) last night on the 360, it is very good, graphics good too. Excellent adventure, combat and stealth

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

when i first saw the rewind feature, i thought it was a way of cheating

AceJakk
AceJakk

knoetgen: yes, PC is not a console, let us resort to semantics. * Main Entry: 2exclusive * Function: noun * Date: 15th century b : limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group. In this case you may argue that the controlling group is microsoft - but that still doesn't make it a 360 exclusive - it makes it a microsoft exclusive. So when I claim that the 360 does not have certain exclusives - I'm damn on top of things. If I have the option to play the game on multiple sources, then - surprise! it's not an exclusive. Livewirez: consider a person owns a sony vaio and plays mass effect and gears on the sony product, what now? People keep harassing me when I simply said thery are not exclusives - which they aren't. I'm sorry but they're not. Giving me a thumbs down will not make them exclusive. I own a 360 and thoroughly enjoy it, but I will not puppet information saying that these titles are exclusives in any way when they are not.

knoetgen
knoetgen

@Livewirez well said man I get so tired of people saying they are not exclusive because like you said last I checked if you are playing it on a PC well then $ to MS so......... not to mention the fact that as far as consoles go the xbox is the only console you can play them on, a PC is not a console.

shawise
shawise

who uses that line?.

shawise
shawise

He's not a bad driver....

Livewirez
Livewirez

I hope there's the option to limit the rewind feature on harder modes for more challenge, that sort of feature is too tempting to not use. I have high hopes though, Forza 2 was a brill game. @AceJakk dude you I realise how your not trying to come off as a fanboy but whenever someone says that those games are not exclusives, it just sounds fanboyish. They're on systems owned by the same company and also very similar. PC, xbox, it's all part of microsoft, they're not on a sony or nintendo platfrom and that's what matters.

JustWiicredible
JustWiicredible

Im finding it really hard to get up for this one. Maybe the demo will change my mind otherwise ill stick to Grid.

R_D_L
R_D_L

Rewind?! I don't know what I think about that...

mutley89
mutley89

I wonder if this'll woooooooork, lol

aero250
aero250

This truly will define the racing Genre.

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

I still haven't completed Grid, Devil May Cry 4 and The Darkness. Be patient let this game come out when it's ready

CTR360
CTR360

i cant wait for forza3 its the best 360 exclusive game this year

Metronome1982
Metronome1982

Whats wrong with waiting for a game,when there are so many others to keep you happy,i mean i dont mind waiting,all that tells me is that they want it to be perfect,which to be is the most important thing,price wise and quality wise,plus its more exciting when you finally do get it,and as always,GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT,so stop ur whining!

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

@chaisemon - The rewind is not compulsory, it is an option. You are not forced to use it. If you crash at a corner you can choose to rewind or you carry on with your wrecked car. Listen to the editor carefully in the video, he says it is optional and some people may want to rewind at the corner and take the corner properly or they may want to make a bigger crash purely for fun. It is a great feature and you can choose to use it or not to use it.

Gen_Warbuff
Gen_Warbuff

Lookin great, can't wait to drive that Bugatti!

chaisemon
chaisemon

hey, did he just rewind the race?? say what?? why would someone include this feature in a hardcore racing game? there must be a beginner difficulty level for noobs anyway. this takes out all the fun in making mistakes and trying to overtake the opponents all over again. and its a good thing that gt5 being released after forza. i can play one after another without switching consoles. :D

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

@TevoxZi - truly spot on, well said dude. The game experience is up to you if you like it or not and not the reviewers score and opinion. Everyone has different likes and dislikes

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

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TevoxZi
TevoxZi

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pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

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AceJakk
AceJakk

jblhblhjvljhgtc: you missed the entire point of my post. also many of the "examples" you gave aren't even 360 exclusives. I own them for PC. Also, the exclusives I posted were is response to anothers post, which in turn you obviously did not read to bring context to the discussion. Awesome.

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

Lol Forza for the Win!!!! Gran tourizmo no show... We wanna play the game not wait for it... Sony waits...xbox plays

madSomnambulist
madSomnambulist

Unlimited rewinds to redo mistakes while in career mode doing official events? ...So, in other words, the game difficulty is zero? Sorry, that's not a simulation game. In arcade mode/practice I can appreciate having it, but not the actual events ... It's flattering to Codemasters that they borrowed the idea of redoing a major error that would kill your race from GRID, but the number of replays are highly limited there... only 1 for an entire race on high difficulty and chance to turn them off all together. You crash, you lose. The fact you have -any- is generous for a game aiming for realism.

anotherone10
anotherone10

Guys, just enjoy that Forza 3 and GT5 will both exist, they'll both be great games so stop arguing, its so pointless.

braindead_hero
braindead_hero

Looking forward to Forza 3 a lot, tired of waiting for Gran Turismo 5 to come out

Sechu
Sechu

I wonder why the game will be released somewhat later in NA. Localisation problems, perhaps. :) Anyway, I will pick up my copy on 23rd.

SpunkyB0B
SpunkyB0B

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DAAVV-O
DAAVV-O

@ Mergatroyder: Are you seriously comparing the graphics of GT portable to those on Forza 3? You wanna get your eyes tested mate.

rickster34
rickster34

Want to play gears of war 2 online, add me ... Ricster34 - Gamertag pleaseee The game WILL be awesome

jblhblhjvljhgtc
jblhblhjvljhgtc

and for the future 360 fans have nothing to fear splinte cell,Alan wake,pgr4,halo odst coming next week,forza 3 left4dead 2,halo reach,mass effect 2 and Natal and much more.(ps3 has alsow some cool game GOD OF WAR Best action game ever)

coolmayur001
coolmayur001

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MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

I sure am glad to see they finally removed the over reflectiveness. Unlimited rewind? LMAO. Did they make this for my girlfriend? A.I taking over? So no need to actually play this game. GT5 for the PSP offers 800 cars. Telling me a disc a quarter the size of a standard dvd can offer more and rival graphics from a PS2 in the palm of my hand? Hmm; seems like we got some lazy peeps. And this is a Microsoft owned studio. Telling me a multi-trillion dollar worth company can't give me more? I guess I'll have to wait for GT5 or Forza 4.

jblhblhjvljhgtc
jblhblhjvljhgtc

ok ok double ps3 exclusives Thats BS halo 3,forza 2,gears of war one and two,mass effect left4dead,fable 2,dead or alive,Project Gotham Racing 3 gta4 dlc tales of vespira. lets yes agree that both console have there good games

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

So Forza is now in the business of stealing ideas from other driving games?

LeFeverBeaver
LeFeverBeaver

MrOktober- Apples and oranges, buddy, apples and oranges. Even if those games are great - which I'm sure they are - they still don't compare at all with Forza in its depth and style. Perhaps the only hard choice they offer is to those who have an extremely limited entertainment budget, in which case, if they're Forza fans, there will be no tough decisions.

acer_062
acer_062

Bring it on ... I love Forza .. can't wait to play the demo