Halo 4 Warthog making cameo in Forza 4

Turn 10 confirms sci-fi shooter's iconic all-terrain vehicle will appear in Kinect-enabled Autovista mode.

One of the ways in which Turn 10 is incorporating the Kinect into its upcoming simulation racer Forza 4 is through the Autovista mode. And while Turn 10 plans to reserve this mode largely for cars gamers wouldn't normally see on the streets, it will include at least one crossover, though not of the sports utility kind.

Sure it tops out at 78mph, but let's see a Lambo match that on a sand dune.

At a 343 Industries event last night, Turn 10 head Dan Greenawalt confirmed that Halo 4's Warthog will make an appearance in Forza 4 as part of the Autovista mode. Unfortunately, the Warthog will be limited to the mode, meaning it will not be drivable in the game.

Forza 4's Autovista mode lets gamers take an up-close look at a handful of vehicles in the game. Using the Kinect sensor or a gamepad, players can zoom in on vehicles to see intricate detail work as well as activate information voice-over nodes that detail the specs and history of the car. Gamers can also hop inside the vehicles to give their engines a rev.

As it pertains to Halo 4's Warthog, Cortana will provide the voice-over work, detailing such particulars as top speed (78 miles per hour, irrespective of terrain, for those wondering) and how many rounds the back turret can fire off. Greenawalt said that the Warthog's specifications were all taken from Halo lore and that 343 Industries provided the writing.

Gamers will apparently have to work to unlock the Warthog, with Greenawalt referring to the vehicle as an Easter egg that will be difficult to obtain.

Forza 4 will be available exclusively for the Xbox 360 on October 11. Halo 4 has not yet been dated. For more on Turn 10's racer, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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campbell153
campbell153

I would love to use the Warthog in an online race... if you get overtaken by a Bugatti Veyron.. just shoot the hell out of it as it passes by! lol! Would the car damage show bullet holes?

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Why not make it drivable? In the Halo games we only get to see it in third person or outside the vehicle, it would be nice to actually drive the thing first person around a race track no matter how impractical it is..... It's sad really because when Forza 3 added trucks and SUV's I didn't really drive any of them any more than I had to and now the one SUV I wouldn't mind driving I can't........It frackin' figures...

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

I'm more of a GT guy but I have to say this is nice, a shame Polyphony and Sony didn't catch on to the idea and do something with Killzone's buggy or Nathan Drakes jeep; they certainly missed a trick there. Turn 10 certainly didn't though, nice addition. Why you can't actually use it boggles the mind, it's a nice cameo but it'd be nice to actually use it.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

I don't understand why everyone is so negative. I actually like it. If you don't like it don't use it or look at it.

zidan4000
zidan4000

This is cool yet unprofessional of T10 to put it in such a game , I think that it would have been cooler if they used a real worthog like military Hummer.

EvilTyger
EvilTyger

If the game were 'off road', I think they would have included it. But on pavement, it just wouldn't be competitive and feel right.

DontEatCream
DontEatCream

A Warthog in a driving game, but it's not drivable... um. Ok. What's next? Let's put Master Chief in a fighting game, but not let him actually fight.

majikninja69
majikninja69

WTF i was buying forza 4 anyway but come on why not

Flint247
Flint247

Not drive-able?? Back to Halo Reach.

zpluffy
zpluffy

No driving, what? good way to advertise Halo 4 I guess. oh well still love forza 4

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

It looks cool, too bad it won't be drivable though.

Macka9000
Macka9000

I'm a huge fan of forza being a racing game about real cars and all..... but this still needs to be a drivable car. What the hell turn10????? Still one of my favorite game devs though.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Hopefully Turn 10 will eventually release as a drivable vehicle.

RandyAU93
RandyAU93

I agree, I'd love for this to be driveable, even if just in a practice mode. Who wouldn't want to see how fast the Warthog could go on the Top Gear Test Track? If enough people (politely) talk up the idea, I'd wager this may hit as DLC in the near future.

WafflePrime
WafflePrime

why not make it drivable, seems kinda like a waste to me

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

@TomM_GScom Did you know the real Warthog (from Weta Workshop) is in Seattle at the moment for HaloFest?

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

Whats the point of having it in the game when you cant drive it? Why the hell is this news!? AND WHERE ARE MY PANTS!

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Not drivable = millions of people crying.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

OOOOK. That's cool and all but I'm sure it isn't going to be that fast. Maybe they'll let you unload the machine gun on the back, and wreck havoc. That would be nice!!

S-181
S-181

it's pretty cool, but a car in a driving game... that you can't drive? that sure makes sense...

Cloud310
Cloud310

Nice render but not drivable is a big yet down

metaltorn
metaltorn

you would think it would look photo realistic. needs scratches and stuff make it look like it went threw a war, not LA auto show.

lock445
lock445

Gamers would never be able to get over it if this Halo 4 warthog was a DLC for $2.99 that was "coming first to Xbox Live" and then 3 months later over to PS3 and PC. Why can't gamers fill the warm, leather executive chairs of these crappy corporate snakes? We'd cater the industry to the needs and wants of our own, not to business models!

RadView
RadView

Got excited at first, but not drivable = Fail Put more effort to getting those many Porsches you promised back in, then ill take a gander at that hog...

diggyman
diggyman

I'd love to see Turn 10 make an off-road franchise. The Dirt series is great, but I'd love to see T10's take on the sport.

Barighm
Barighm

All I want to know is when H4 comes out and one what console. At first I figured this was an obvious lock for the Nextbox-perfect launch title for a new console; if not, at least 3 years before the next one and that's a long time, but it sounds more and more like it will come out on the 360.

ninjaroach81
ninjaroach81

So want to drive it on the Nordschleife! :D

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

I hope there is a secret way to actually drive it.

sambob530
sambob530

Would be worth it for one solitary fact: Jeremy Clarkson does the voiceover: "This can go a MILLION mph over dead corpses!!!"

XanderZane
XanderZane

Wish we could drive it and race it again other Warthogs. Now that would be cool. Knowing you can't drive it, make me not want to go crazy trying to unlock it.

Purely_Awesome
Purely_Awesome

It will be cool if you can actually drive this on the track with a couple of friends shooting at the Ferraris trying to get ahead of you :P But it will completely ruin the realism of the game as well as the ESRB Rating :P

Triton
Triton

Pass. Would much rather have Porsche.

nemesis4x
nemesis4x

In order to drive it i think they will ask you to purchase some dlc. As it is an easter egg it's stupid revealing it, better keep it hidden.

Lethale123
Lethale123

@DualSMG14 autovista mode can be accessed using the standard controller. therefore no need to get a kinect.

Legojake94
Legojake94

why have a warthog that you're not aloud to drive D: mind as well not have it at all!

DualSMG14
DualSMG14

They would make it exclusive for the Kinect mode. A warthog in Forza is not selling me a Kinect M$.

vadicta
vadicta

I guess it would be kind of lame to race in, unless you had someone to man the turret 8)

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

It's not a troll thing really but since when easter eggs became news?! It's not even drivable.

jmrwacko
jmrwacko

No Porsches, but go ahead and drive that Warthog.

Enzo117
Enzo117

this is awsome and is it me or this guy talks like troy mclore from simpsons

Archangel3371
Archangel3371

Looks awesome. It's a shame you can't drive it though.