Forza 4 collector's edition includes 25 cars

Microsoft and Turn 10's racer gets $80 premium package with autos, <i>Top Gear</i> book; BMW partnership yields 2012 M5 debut.

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Microsoft has been billing Forza Motorsport 4 as the most content-rich installment in the series, but those wanting still more now have options. Today, the publisher announced that an $80 Forza 4 Limited Collector's Edition will be parked alongside the $60 standard edition of the Xbox 360-exclusive racer when it arrives on retail shelves October 11.

For the extra $20, gamers will have access to an additional 25 cars that are available as downloadable content. These packs include the VIP Car Pack and the Launch Bonus car pack, which are detailed below. Also included will be an as-yet-undetailed 10-car American muscle car add-on pack that will be available as day-one DLC for those who do not buy the Collector's Edition.

BMW's new M5 can be put through its paces in Forza 4.

The Forza 4 Limited Collector's Edition will come bundled in a steel-book DVD case. Those who go with this option will be given VIP Membership status within the Forza community, which raises their profile on Turn 10's website and other community features. It also includes stickers and Cars of Forza Motorsport 4 Presented by Top Gear, a 96-page book written by the team behind Britain's popular car show.

Microsoft also announced today that it has teamed with BMW to debut the German car manufacturer's 2012 M5 in the game. The 2012 BMW M5, which will appear on the cover of the Collector's Edition, will be included in the premium edition of Forza 4 as part of the BMW M5 Fan Pack. This DLC pack will also be available for download on October 11 for standard-edition purchasers.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Forza 4.

The VIP Car Pack
2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
2010 Noble M600
2011 RUF Rt 12 R

Launch Bonus Pack
(free with preorder) 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
2011 Koenigsegg Agera
1997 Lexus SC300
2011 RUF RGT-8
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport

BMW M5 Fan Pack
2008 BMW M3 E92
2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe
1981 BMW M1
2012 BMW M5

Discussion

45 comments
DeliriumLP16
DeliriumLP16

Guess people already noticed, but that's actually an M6 in the photo above NOT an M5, so good job on that one Gamespot. Oh and LOL at the guy who says Polyphony's method of "slowly crafting" games is "extremely successful." I'm not really sure those are the words I would choose to desribe Gran Turismo 5.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

hmm, dilemma... do i get this version or the normal one...and do i pre-order it or do i buy much later with all the dlc for much less... i could save a lot of money buying it later, but it looks so amazing.

mitsabushimivec
mitsabushimivec

dude thats a 6 SERIES in your picture and underneath it talks about an M5, the blue one with the flat nose in the gallery.... get it right please

advanracer
advanracer

smghottie :: yeah good point ..Especially if you only like 1 car out of the 4 or 5 that they offer. That's where they literally Rape your wallet over and over with those "Car packs.."

benboz
benboz

Definitely getting this.

smghottie
smghottie

I'm confused...why don't these cars come with the game? I'm sick of every developer nickel-and-diming customers for content which 5 years ago would have otherwise been in the game. These guys charge because they CAN, and if had a game company I'd do the OPPOSITE of what all these fools are doing (even if Microsoft is requiring it) to increase customer loyalty, which Turn 10 is losing. Valve is the perfect example of a company willing to give its customers lots of content for little or no price, including the recent FREE TO PLAY TF2. Valve knows good business, and the other companies need to take a look at how it's done properly.

skullmanIOWA
skullmanIOWA

@TRC187 If Turn 10 needs more money they will definetly screw us over again and offer the VIP pack as DLC about 2 months after the release of FM4.

TRC187
TRC187

Umm, they better not screw over every single VIP FM4 purchaser like they did in FM3 when they released the Ultimate Collection Game... Eww, that still pisses me off!!! After all the DLC packs and VIP status.. if you wanted those three cars in the Ultimate Collection, they MADE you purchase a WHOLE new game!!!! God, that was a low blow. Also, why on earth can't they create realistic tire smoke??? With ALL their detail with everything else... I just don't get it. Regardless, i love the game, and i'll buy all the DLC packs, but it is still freak'n ridiculous that your gonna have to pay over 100+ dollars to have the VIP game along with all the DLC crap on the release day... thats a GRIP of money..

datniccah187
datniccah187

I have to get another job or something lol so manythings I have to buy in the fall

lifemeister
lifemeister

So we're buying games in pieces now, is that it?!

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

@jamesm7786 i disagree on your comment about the dev cycle for GT 5. they spent all that time on that game and only 20% of the cars look wonderful. only a couple tracks look wonderful also. the rest of the game is a PS2 fest. i think the game is an unfinished joke. i think whole game should have the same graphics. not have some look wonderful and the rest fall under WTF! facts are facts.

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

I shall reserve my LCE copy! can't wait to get my hands on this game. can't wait to see how the physics are this time. from what i gathered @ E3, should be a step in the right direction. I THINK THIS VERSION WILL FINALLY PUT FORZA OVER GT!

rigas47
rigas47

Cars are way more expensive than this game :D

CTR360
CTR360

i cant wait for forza 4

R3FURBISHED
R3FURBISHED

Veyron SS....really?....fastest production car...or until SSC puts out they're "Next Generation". I'm curious about that book, because anything Top Gear might as well be painted in gold in the eyes of a car lover. I think I'm sold.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

lol its only $20.00 more and yea only 2 years after the last game launched, and yea in another 2 years there will be Forza 5 on a new console. But hey its just money.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Stop whining about it. Seriously. You can't dish out the amount of money needed to buy LCE ? Either way the game is going to be good.

jamesm7786
jamesm7786

@dre256x Polyphony releases games after they are slowly crafted. The results show extreme success in this method.

MdoRandoms
MdoRandoms

What about the Arial Atom, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640-4, Aston Martin Virage, the Ascari A10 or the Zonda F Roadster?

dre256x
dre256x

Yesssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!! But i think they should add LFA, Ferrari 599 gto or Lamborghini Aventador... Sweeet none the less.. Now only if Slow-Ass polyphony would release 2 Gt's every console generation like these guys...

rasterror
rasterror

F10 M5 on the cover of the LE version? One of the many reasons why I'm getting this game. The only thing they need to make this game perfect is to add after market tuners like Brabus, Hartge, HPA, Roush, Sallee, etc. Day one purchase for ,e.

-RocBoys9489-
-RocBoys9489-

This game probably cost a ton to make, so I'm not too mad at Turn 10 for doing this, I'd still pay $100 lol

advanracer
advanracer

If only Turn 10 fixes the missing dashboards THIS TIME AROUND..with Forza 4. To this day my My Peugeot 207 rally car is still missing a dashboard and gauges.

JGMRACING
JGMRACING

@alexLmx6 I know, I find that most VIP players in FM3 are just total a------- when it comes down to it... Especially in the auction houses. Hopefully we don't get more VIPs that are like that when FM4 comes out, VIPs ruined FM3...

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

This collector's edition seems better than that of the previous Forza games, so again, I'll be there day 1 for when the best racing game franchise on the planet releases part 4.

Majkic666
Majkic666

this sucks, its like you dont get the full game if you dont buy collectors edition

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I have have been in to this series since I tried out Forza and this series got me back in to racing game's, so when 3 was coming out I pre-ordered it and I'm going to pre-order this one for sure. I thought last fall was big for gaming but I got disappointed with some game's last fall and this fall is shaping up to be a great fall can't wait.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

Not the VIP thing again..

caketoo
caketoo

Is it just me or are these games getting like sports games. Same cars but the newer year models. Still its more DLC content that should be included in the 60$ price.

chubbychowder22
chubbychowder22

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guertt
guertt

they should add a patch for stering wheel g25 and g27 available, I would pay 30$ for it :)

rpinard
rpinard

What my Fantac GT2 wheel has been waiting for! But why are they showing a pic of a last gen M6 instead of the 2012 M5?

slippship
slippship

Can I use my G25 Wheel? If not, staying with GT5. M$ and logitech need to make up.

V-Mack
V-Mack

where are the AMERICAN MUSCLES baby? i wanna see the new BOSS LAGUNA SECA that is made to destroy the bmw. and i wanna see the super snake 2012. the new lexus lfa and LF-GH, Toyota FT-HS and toyota FT-86 as well as the subaru 086a, the new SSC Ultimate Aero II, dodge Charger 2012, dodge challanger srt8, the new subaru wrx sti

mabbasc
mabbasc

For all those complaining about DLCs, Microsoft is giving an option to those who are willing to pay extra. You don't have to buy it if you want the extras!

fkbwii
fkbwii

The only thing bad about this is that the cover car is the M5.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

Day one DLC?! Greedy bastards

Skargamer
Skargamer

I think I might actually pick it up....

racing1750
racing1750

Mmm M5 to drive in Forza 4, nice :D

peterus22
peterus22

This is kinda of a cheap shoot! You sell dlc from day one?!?!? And they make you pay for cars? Why don't they sell out the game with no cars and if you want to play it have to buy cars?

balfe1990
balfe1990

This will be THE greatest racing game thus far. Who's with me?!?