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Armyboy5
Armyboy5

So far, looks like a perfect driving video game.

So glad it's coming out for PC, love you Ubisoft! keep making my dream games

chyng85
chyng85

Open driving courses~ 

JimmyJumpy
JimmyJumpy

Sack the narrator and bring in someone who actually explains in a comprehensible way how to play in single mode...

Blue-Diamond
Blue-Diamond

Building and customizing the whole vehicle. yes, yes.

Sublem
Sublem

Having all of America to drive around is what got me hyped for this game. 

Calibretto09
Calibretto09

Looks cool but that is not south beach. 

jasonr71
jasonr71

This concept of online multiplayer racing on a large open road map is nothing new, and certainly lacks originality! The first game to feature this type of online racing, in which you could filter players that were in and around your location on the map and you could create your own races was Atari's 'Test Drive Unlimited'. 

Test Drive Unlimited (TDU) was an open world environment car racing game where you could drive around the entire Hawaiian Island of Oahu, which is also the home of the most popular tourist city Honolulu. 

TDU was not only the first game to come up with this type of street racing, it also had some other neat features within the game where you could drive around different areas on the island and discover Car Dealerships for all Supercar Manufacturers, and before purchasing a new car, you could take the car out for a spin within a certain time limit to test drive the car! Hence the name of the game 'Test Drive Unlimited'!


Within the last 6 months Playground Games and Turn 10 released  the latest version of their Forza franchise titled 'Forza Horizon', and even though the concept was very similar to 'Test Drive Unlimited', that being an online multiplayer street racing game that coveres hundreds of sq miles in a very accurate and beautifully rendered map of Colorado USA, Playground Games have added a few of their own original in game missions and other in game features that have been part of the Forza's in game content since the Forza franchise debuted .  

Out of the two similar games, 'Forza Horizon' just like the previous versions in the Forza franchise has built up a strong fan base of Speed Freaks, Painters/Designers of Liveries and Mechanics  thanks to the guys at Turn 10 and Playground Games Studios, who have shown off their talents by adding such brilliant in game features, that have made this game unique in many other ways to 'TDU', and with every version of Forza this talented team keeps producing, they just get better and better when it comes to creating the most realistic 3d rendered cars that include the best lighting effects as well as some of the most beautifully rendered textures that have been produced in any game in 2012!  

Not only are the cars sexy and extremely realistic, the environments, changes in landscapes and the day and night cycles are just simply amazing that if you owned 'Test Drive Unlimited' prior to purchasing 'Horizon', I promise you that your copy of TDU will be sitting amongst your other Xbox games collecting dust, whilst you spend hours and hours playing Horizon instead.  

Now I'm not saying TDU was or is a bad game, and as I said the makers of this game were actually the first game designers who came up with the original concept for an online multiplayer racing game, and you have to remember that TDU made its debut back in September 2006, gaming graphics in relation to 3d rendered textures and lighting etc... has come a long way in 6 years!  

This game will need to have an abundance of vehicles, a massive map with a good variety of environments , features like day and night cycle, plus more importantly for me, if they can produce the type of 3d graphics that feature extremely realistic vehicles and environments, in the same way  Playground Games and Turn 10 have done with 'Forza Horizon' I will definitely race out and purchase it!

MariusGta
MariusGta

another arcade game when i heard "next gen pc racing game" i taught you were speaking about a real driving game with real physics and driving mechanics parts that wear out etc and cherry on the cake cockpit view :). oh well looks like everybody's looking to sell sh*t to kids....(i am aware that's where the money's at but come on everybody forgot about us real racers...

B-boy
B-boy

wow this look amazing this game or need speed decision desiosion?

SephyRoxx
SephyRoxx

Amazing! Impossible to choose between "The Crew" & "AC: Black Flag"

Orbital777
Orbital777

at least put some imports, also pls add some touge match and drag racing... hope the car would be customizable with body kits and stuff, these would really hype me and Amplified!!! ^^ 


rokkarolla
rokkarolla

Though as fun as it may seem to be cars do not move in such fashion , the motion exhibited here seems too refined . The response which needs to be perfected should be distant to the  smooth curves and gutter-less roads .The controls of a car in Far cry 3 seemed to be better because of the wild factor , you could really feel the gutters the bumps and the irregularities of the jungle paths which was ,might say was more appealing. Here passing into sidewalks or going off-road does-not  rock the car in any way though it is expected and its absence makes the game seem awkwardly artificial


blackace
blackace

This looks more like an arcade racer with missions. Somewhat like TD games, but with a crew of gamers to help you complete missions. The cars and parts don't seem realistic at all. There was tons of slowdown as well.

AoW_TMS
AoW_TMS

Please god tell Microsoft to turn their commercials down

rasterror
rasterror

Looks cool but I have a major gripe.  Well minor gripe to most but it's a major one to me.  Why do all of the motors look the same?  And why do those Camaros have a DOHC engine when it should have a pushrod motor?  And where's the supercharger on the Mustang?  Just my complaint for authenticity and being a car lover.  Other than that this looks like a game I could really into with my friends.

RAD_RADIO
RAD_RADIO

As long as I get a 240 Datsun. :D

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Hmmm...I could get behind this.


Damn, Ubisoft ain't messing around this E3...o.O

devastator1991
devastator1991

Another boring open world racing game. I wish I could smack the idiot who decided to put racing/driving games in an open world environment. smh The handling looks shitty too, really bad.

iRtehOWN
iRtehOWN

I absolutely can't stand when games feature real world cars, and their redlines are incorrect. Even worse, in this game, seems like no matter what car you drive, your redline is 7500 RPM. Bleh!

smithster77
smithster77

Yawn! what's new here? Teaming together to drive as a 'crew' will lose its interest very quickly. The handling model is full of sh!t and the graphics are clearly not next gen. Anyone remember Juiced? - similar ideas just remade for the new generations.

SilentKiLLer18
SilentKiLLer18

wow i have never seen anything like this lml.....the waiting begins

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Very nice - this is going to be an awesome game I reckon!!

jookiyaya
jookiyaya

Wow, amazing new ways of connecting without the lobby, and a real open world racing environment with the WHOLE USA to add friends and drive around with! CANT WAIT! screw gran turismo, screw project cars!!

wolf503
wolf503

I have waited 8 long years (since NFSMW '05) for a real street racing game. Out of nowhere Ubi announces this. This is what the new NFS games should have been like, this is what the new Fast and Furious game should have been like. The chase part near the end adds that F&F feel; working as a crew to take down a target.

netter99
netter99

This looks amazing, I have never seen anything like it before

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

@rokkarolla I agree with what you're saying, but I don't think they're aiming to be an open-world driving simulator.  It's supposed to be arcade, I think.

bmart970
bmart970

@smithster77 I think it's just cool because of the huge open world. I don't care that much about the social aspect.

ricocs
ricocs

@wolf503 dude you are so f''ing right i feel the same way.

ricocs
ricocs

@wolf503 i want it like now imagine a europe or japan expansion on this game that would be awesome


Vagelis4VP
Vagelis4VP

..the next step i am waiting since the TDU2 was announced, is a Global map version.. open world, for just cruising around, or partaking in races, and challenges..