Racing Against the Cloud - Forza 5 Community Q&A

GameSpot alumni Brian Ekberg joins us at EB Expo 2013 to answer a handful of questions from the community about Microsoft's flagship racing game, Forza 5

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daviz88
daviz88

zorine looks hot in black

Aztclan
Aztclan

I Don't Have To Play With Cheaters Or Jerks I Hope This Is Not Like Forza 4

Aztclan
Aztclan

I Like Those 2 Community Managers

daz10x
daz10x

The only thing Microsoft is good at is ripping people off

bigruss51
bigruss51

For people who are saying this game was rushed, I highly doubt it. It might not be a true next gen racing game but that doesn't mean they didn't put a lot of effort into making it. These guys love there game. They might not be going in the direction some people are hoping for but that doesn't make it any less of a great game. Its a shame i'll never play it because its not on the ps4. MS f^%$ed up too badly for me to wanna buy their console, despite the change in policies.

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

So basically, the only thing in Forza 5 that isn't possible on current gen is are the graphics. It's perfectly possible to have dedicated servers, as well as Cloud controlled AI on current gen. MS just made it easier/cheaper this time around.

Forza 5 simply feels rushed, with very few features taking actual advantage of the new generation. And of course there is the question about whether or not current Fanatic wheels will work on the One.

moesuir
moesuir

cool features, cloud computing and smart match

cf_Kage
cf_Kage

I would have liked to have heard about physics improvements...

Ambivalist
Ambivalist

It's been so long since I've seen Brian Ekberg. He's looking quite dapper. 

Catz_03
Catz_03

Man, GameSpot had the best sports team  in all the land.

Ferrybird
Ferrybird

Forza has gone shite. Forza one and two were the best. Forza 4 is decent but bland and no tyre wear etc, seriously? Forza 5 will only have about 40 cars and everything is in the cloud>??? Not for me, wont be buying again.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

I miss Brian Ekberg.I liked him when he used to host On the spot back in the day.

Zicoroen
Zicoroen

Quite every XOne's games have dedicated servers. That's really nice for real gaming community.

MigGui
MigGui

if I knew I could ask him something I would have asked why did they drop the Rio de Janeiro track, and if they're planning on bringing new street tracks, because circuits are cooler to race with S-class cars but I have much more fun driving F- to A-class cars in street circuits...

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

I like that I don't have to race with cheaters and jerks!

klasco
klasco

Forza 4 was worse compared to 2, so much behind paywalls and less cars i think.

Sidburn19
Sidburn19 moderator

Nice to see Brian on Gamespot again.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator moderator

Cool, I got my question answered well.

Onioki
Onioki

Forza without cheaters or jerks.

Can't be bad.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Do we know howm many cars you can race against in a single race? I want t least 20 cars in the field when I race , until then I won't be buying any more racing games.

dipdish
dipdish

I remember watching On the Spot episodes, hosted by Brian. 

bgranli
bgranli

Nice to see Brian again!

silversix_
silversix_

wow i haven't see him in like 5 years

XenoLair
XenoLair

Brian! Damn, nice seeing him again.

H4num4n
H4num4n

Pit stops and crew, option to enable tire wear and fuel consumption, weather and rally races. Implement this Turn10 and i will buy your game again.

TacticaI
TacticaI

Always good to see Brian, aside from actually developing, going over to Turn 10 has to be the coolest thing any of the GS alumni have done. 

andmcq
andmcq

Bathurst in one week!

VeeArSick
VeeArSick

He really didn't answer the second question. The person asked if it was possible to put a motor from one manufacturer into a different one. That would be interesting to know, though I doubt it.

roboticdaz
roboticdaz

@Ferrybird everything is in the cloud,only 40 cars, WHAT !get a life, you talk shite.

VVRaider
VVRaider

@Ferrybird Are you just trolling? 40 cars? Might want to take a look at the Forza website, lol

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@MigGui The only reason I purchased Forza 4 was for the street cars, not the purpose built race cars.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@sunbeam4 Of course. Didn't you hear, every manager in gamestop got one. Oh wait, those were given free.... then no...

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

@H4num4n I'm fairly sure there is dynamic weather confirmed, sorry, I forgot where I heard that. I doubt that a fuel consumption option would be offered, though the realism would be appreciated.

R3FURBISHED
R3FURBISHED

@VeeArSick He said you can do mods similar to what we are accustomed to.

The problem with using, say, exact engines and tuning is that you have to get the OK from the creator and then would have to map that exactly in the game.

cf_Kage
cf_Kage

@roboticdaz @cf_Kage Yes, and it is very luxurious!

But no. They have not really talked about them. Tire deformations? Yes/no? etc, etc , etc?
Really not interested in anything multiplayer.

They need to fix graphics problems too