McLaren involved with Xbox 720 announcement?

Automotive company tells fans to tune in to Microsoft's next-gen presentation; "We think you might like what they're announcing..."

Carmaker McLaren Automotive has teased that it may be involved with Microsoft's next-generation presentation tomorrow.

"Tomorrow, 6pm BST/10am PDT, Xbox is revealing something special," the company wrote on its Facebook page. "We think you might like what they're announcing…"

Past games in the Xbox-only Project Gotham Racing and Forza franchises have featured McLaren cars.

A "super lifelike" Forza game is reportedly one of many Xbox 720 launch titles, though series developer Turn 10 Studios has yet to detail any future projects. Microsoft recently filed a trademark application for Forzavista.

Microsoft's next-generation reveal event takes place tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. PDT at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. GameSpot will be on hand at the event.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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100 comments
punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

Maybe that's why Mclaren are doing so poorly right now in the 2013 Formula 1 Championship?

They are focusing on their Virtual Designs more than their current F1 car. lol

fillup0
fillup0

Project Gotham needs to make a comeback.

steelmouth
steelmouth

We've had enough Forza for now so how about PGR at launch and Forza in a year or two

baxwam
baxwam

I like  McLaren. I am probably the only person here who sees them in a regular basis in this comment section. 

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Cool, racing games are always fun to play, looking forward to the new Forza and new Gran Turismo.  However, I do also want to see some new things from Microsoft.  Oh well, no point saying what I hope to see, I'll see what they have to offer quite soon enough.

elancion
elancion

wow a 3d rendered version of a sports car to be featured in a game about racing cars.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Could really play some new Forza....no worries

zulwalks
zulwalks

OMG OMG!!!! THIS IS CONFIRMED!!!!! THOSE WHO PRE ORDER THE GAME GET THE GAME!!!!!! OMG SO EXCITED!!!!! oh yeah something about VIP club yeah whatever.....

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

In other words, Forza will dominate the galaxy tomorrow. 

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

guess i can scrapped my dream for Forza 5 to be available on current xbox. Still, i'm excited to see a super lifelike Forza Motorsport 5 to fight with Evolution Studios's insanely detailed Drive Club. Btw, i think LaFerrari would fit Forza better than a McLaren P1.

TacticaI
TacticaI

Now this is literally the best news I've read surrounding the next xbox since they announced they were having this function. I was patiently waiting for the reveal until this. 

wyan_
wyan_

Yo Mclaren, I'm really happy for you and Imma letchu finish, but Gran Turismo is the best racing series of all time!

rasterror
rasterror

If they have a tournament where you can win a P1 then I'm in.  I'd be hella happy with an MP4.  But if I won an F1 which is the greatest car of all time my lie would be complete.

rasterror
rasterror

Seeing that McLaren is my favorite  car company and the 360 is my current favorite console I'm excited.  McLaren's attention to detail and strive for perfection is unparalleled. Imagine if they were involved in the next Forza? 

DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

Free McLaren to the first 1000 people that pre-order a new Xbox. I WILL get that car.

Janpieterzun
Janpieterzun

Actually test drove an MP4-12c it's an amazing vehicle, but i chose a '12 458 Italia.

xSagez
xSagez

What a sexy fuckin car.

Aria1368
Aria1368

Just like Activision that likes to HYPE Call of duty with some stupid and unrelated hollywood action trailer! Microsoft tomorrow is gonna show a shiny new Mclauren to hype their probably next Forza game, and overall getting more attention. Imagine how stupid would be for DICE to bring a real TANK in their conference! 

Xethrayne
Xethrayne

Needless to say, I'm pumped for tomorrow.

TurboGuru
TurboGuru

'super-life-like' .... lol, c'mon, marketing bullshit at its finest

DawgByte2
DawgByte2

Honestly, how much more "real" can these cars look? There's only so much outside detail that these cars can take before they just don't look any better than their counterparts anymore. The only detail that they can refine is the interior, maybe reflections, and the biggest... crash/crumple effects. Other than that, cars are cars, especially sim games like Forza & Grand Turismo... they looked nice on PS3/360, really... how much "better" can they really look now? 

crazynotstupid
crazynotstupid

I don't get how so many people are biased towards one console or the other. Just wait till both come out, compare the specs, features, exclusives, etc, read a few reviews and buy the one that seems better. How hard is that ? All the negative comments are really annoying.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

Do I get a free MP4-12C when I buy a next-gen Xbox?

SavageEvil
SavageEvil

Will the courses be realistic or the same wider, longer and smoother than ever? Every Forza game has smooth as butter roads, La Sarthe is no where near that smooth in real life, yet in Forza it's like driving down a newly paved roadway. I'll wait for this life like Forzavista, I hated that useless mode in FM4 totally pointless, if it did that prerace and you watched yourself hop into your ride then it would have some merit but as it is in FM4 is was a waste and just some pointless way to market Kinect to people who will never use it.

Why do people sear that FM4 is so great, because a simulator takes into account the road surface and why are the cars lifelike but the courses came out of NFS? Match the courses and the cars then talk, don't give me one and not the other, Driving is part car part surface, FM4 was great fun but not a realistic experience when course recreations are off and in many instances embellished beyond belief.

Lets see what they announce, I smell outgoing cell phone subsidized pricing for that NextBox. I want to see GAMES!!!!

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

XBOX will get Mclaren, Porsches, decals and fun to the Durango.

PS3, not 4; will get more S-2000

Thats it.

Yes, I'm a PS loyalist.  But speaking of driving simulators, Forza is the king now.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

we all know what everyone will be watching tomorrow for, to see if it has a always on connection or not?

The_Stifmeister
The_Stifmeister

Forza Horizon looked amazing so I can only imagine how this is going to look.

Gran Turismo? LOL

juboner
juboner

for the guys that dont know already yes they have a new mclaren car its pictured in the pic the one with really high spoiler, its supposed to be big deal like the mclaren F1 was back in the day.

but i have read some articles saying that ferrari and lambo have equal or even better new cars coming out 

juboner
juboner

man the supercars there coming out with are just unbelievable nowadays. I remember when need for speed for psx came out back in the day, alot of cars on there I never knew existed and it was pretty realistic or sim like for back then

BigAl519
BigAl519

I really have to laugh at all you tools who will only pick one or the other then log on here to justify why. You're not gamers, you are drama queens at best. A gamer owns and plays all the great games no matter what system brand it is! 

On topic, I realllllly hope they put a stake in the whole "always online" crap tomorrow! 

steelmouth
steelmouth

@baxwam damn i have never seen one unless watching top gear repeats count

rasterror
rasterror

@wyan_ Umm...no.  GT reached it's apex with 3 A-Spec.  GT was just GT3 with oil changes and GT5 was 3 with horrible online play and some of the cars with PS3 quality graphics.

R2C25
R2C25

@TurboGuru Didn't $ony use a marketing motto that says "Greatness Awaits"?

cf_Kage
cf_Kage

@DawgByte2 Quite a lot, but it would take some amazing shader work to carry out

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@MajinSquall It does not.  Always on is a power term, always online is an always connected to the internet term.  Seems people can't tell the difference between the two.

It was never going to need a 24/7 internet connection, if you thought it would you are a moron (no offense).  Every major company knows (well other than the new SimCity / diablo 3) that the internet is nowhere near perfect and is still very unreliable.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

@The_Stifmeister back in the day the GT series was great but the problem is it hasn't evolved with the times, it's still basically the first game with a shiny coat of HD paint and more cars

NeverMore0
NeverMore0

@BigAl519 Right, you can't call yourself a gamer unless you have limitless funds as well as free time to play every game and every system.

Adavanter
Adavanter

@BigAl519 It's not going to happen. I forget the exact numbers but basically 75 some million consoles sold and 20 or so million have xboxlive.

Why would MS destroy it's own user base? People can claim whatever they like but what it comes down to is money. MS would lose money hand over fist. They aren't going to do it.

It was a silly rumor to begin with. Who knows why it may or may not have been in the demo kits. Maybe it was there for sercurity of the kits.

baxwam
baxwam

@steelmouth @baxwam  let me tell you They are loud!!!! and fast its really like the best of both ferrari and lambo together. A McLaren dealer lives like 2 1/2 miles away from me 

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

@nickpeck36 @MajinSquall actually i can tell the difference but when your mildly dyslexic and have to check your post 4 or 5 times before you post it you can still make mistakes and mis things

Captain_Am3rica
Captain_Am3rica

@nickpeck36 @MajinSquall I don't understand why if you thought that it would require you to always be online would make you a moron.. especially with all those articles I've seen in the past. I also don't understand why you added no offense at the end of that when what you just said is clearly offensive. moron.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@MajinSquall @The_Stifmeister Yeah, I used to be a GT loyalist. Now, I play rFactor if I want a better racing simulator or Forza Motorsport 4 if I want a better racing game. I hate to say it, but Gran Turismo has ground to make up.

BigAl519
BigAl519

@NeverMore0 @BigAl519 

So because they have no funds means they have to bash the console they can't afford? Do you always have so much trouble understanding?

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

@NeverMore0 @BigAl519 i understand where your coming from because not everybody can afford all the consoles and a library of games to support it but i think he was going on about people who only get one console because they have some strange attachment to the brand and that they sould just play games and have fun no matter what system they are on