Forza 6 Leak Reveals NASCAR Expansion

Xbox One racing game getting a NASCAR expansion, it looks like.

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[UPDATE] A Microsoft representative seemingly confirmed the Forza 6 NASCAR expansion, telling GameSpot, "We will have more details to share soon."

The original story is below.

Following this year's Porsche expansion for Microsoft's Xbox One racing game Forza Motorsport 6, it appears another is on the way, themed around NASCAR. Reddit user smakel101 posted a picture of a download card for the unannounced expansion. Take a look (via WindowsCentral):

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The download card shows UK pricing. However, if the NASCAR expansion is indeed real, it is expected that it would also launch in the United States, where the auto-racing events are very popular.

Forza 6 already has NASCAR courses like Daytona International Speedway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The rumored expansion is said to add Miami Homestead and presumably others, in addition to cars and other items.

In other news about the Forza brand, the beta for a version of Forza 6 titled "Apex Edition" launched Windows 10 PCs last week. It represents the first Forza game ever released on PC. Looking ahead, Microsoft has confirmed that all future Forza games will be made for console and PC.

This post has been updated with a statement from Microsoft.

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JJsixtime

Hopefully they will also add some something like cautions because there's always one asshole who takes anyone near him/her out. Like they don't know what giving someone their line is or braking into a corner means, let a lone a turn that stretches .375 miles with 18-20 degree banking.

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airboygt

NASCAR expansion?! Really?!
This is a cash-grab, nothing more; because driving around in a CIRCLE with your car's alignment stuck in a perpetual LEFT-TURN is so interesting.

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zcarr87

@airboygt: ur such a fucking dumbass, its not a circle its an oval and there are straightaways. It accually takes skill to race in nascar.u cant just full throttle a fucking corner. Unlike fucking f1 and formula e its not a fucking robot car.yes nascar does have electronical boxes in them but not for the car, just to make sure no one is cheating.

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LPDisturbedHU

@airboygt: "This is a cash-grab-"

Is this the first time you've ever seen DLC?

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starjay009

Big mistake ! Never been a NASCAR fan. Not getting this.

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This might be the first Forza Motorsport add-on pack I don't buy.

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crunchb3rry

I'm not a NASCAR fan at all, but this has gotta be pretty cool news for anybody who is.

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NL_Skipper

Well this one isn't for me, unless they really go all out, I'd like to try it but it's not worth the money since I'd probably be bored after a few races, I just don't see the appeal in NASCAR, but I know there are a ton of people who do so it should sell just fine... in the US at least.

Now if they overhaul the damage models and allows cars to tear apart and cause all kinds of havoc... I'm in! Call me sadistic but it's the only exciting part of a NASCAR race for me...

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smackdowner360

Hell yeah it's about time looks like it's time to boot up Forza 6 again

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PAD242

Are we finally going to get tires with brand logos on them as the pic suggests? I sure hope so?

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JayXIII

I have been hoping that there would be a release on these cars and some tracks for a while. Project Cars released the Ford Fusion, so I knew that it would be a matter of time before Forza released something NASCAR related. I don't care bout authentic paint schemes, because the community can do that just fine. Just give me the templates so I can take them for a SPIN, lots....litterally 800+ HP rocks with Simulation Steering and a cockpit setup. =)

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EternalDragonx1

So will they ever release a full edition of the game or is it just going to nickel and diming us to death forever?...This is why Forza Motorsport 6 is the first Forza game I didn't purchase.

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NL_Skipper

@eternaldragonx1: This game is huge though... I recently bought the Porsche expansion but I definitely didn't need it to get my monies worth from the game, it has a metric shit ton of content out of the box, best value I've ever seen for a racing game I think. Not every added piece of content = nickle and diming, sometimes it's just more good content, appreciated by fans who are happy to further support a solid developer.

You can't just put a single label on DLC as "BS", even though there's a lot of that variety out there, I don't feel like this game is guilty. The individual car packs are pricey but I've avoided them and still have several hundred other cars to drive and experiment with on quite a few tracks... no loss to me. I certainly can't fault you for waiting for a bundled edition, but if this is the only Forza game you've passed on either your standards have gotten much higher, or your wallet much lighter, because this game packs value.

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XenomorphAlien

@eternaldragonx1: The game isn't even a year old. Be patient.

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sladakrobot

@eternaldragonx1: There will be usually a complete edition one day as with previous Firza games...be patient.

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BobaFettHatesU

@eternaldragonx1: Gamers have voted with their wallets that it's ok to be nickel and dimed. They passed that bill long ago.

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BobaFettHatesU

The little baby Jesus approves.

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PAD242

I was taking a look at the Homestead Miami course and it has an inner road course in the same way as Indianapolis and Daytona (as in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO1eFzkZyt8&list=PLOJwzeKOxZPcqkpYM_73mM4d5FGw_z83v&index=17) . Therefore I highly doubt the expansion will be just going around in a big oval 500 times. I think there will be some oval races in the expansion, but only some. What I am looking forward to is racing with Nascar racecars on Forza's road courses. Presently my favorite class is the Modern GT cars, and I think I will like a Nascar class also...

Check out the Homestead Miami course and you will see the road course which looks pretty fun...

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zcarr87

@pad242: no series accually races on that course, so i highly doubt it

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sladakrobot

@pad242: I watched Nascar races when they raced on circuit courses but that was long ago.

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SkyHighGam3r

Ugh, because pro-racing without traffic isn't bad enough... let's just go around in a ****ing circle for 500 laps.

NO thank you.

More Forza Horizon, or GTFO.
You can start with putting it on sale by itself on Xbox Live (WithOUT Forza 6 shoe-horned in with it) and then try porting it to PC.

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@skyhighgam3r: Yeah if you're into driving a Lamborghini at 300 mph through a cornfield in Horizon, the strenous physics of picking good line combined with drafting while trying not not hit the cement wall is probably not for you.

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SkyHighGam3r

@Mickeplask: Actually, nah lol.

It's 100% for me about taking a '96 Honda out for racing through traffic.

But yes, when the most intense thing is a wall and 'picking good lines', it's just not my kind of racing lol.

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NL_Skipper

@skyhighgam3r: I welcome a sale for Forza Horizon, but they're two very different types of racing so just chill out, they're working on FH3 I'm sure. It hasn't even been 2 years since FH2 came out... why are you so antsy for another lol, they can't churn them out like Ubisoft can Assassins Creed games... well not if you want them to be good.

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SkyHighGam3r

@nl_skipper: It's not that I'm dying for an FH3, I want more FH2 if anything right now lol.

I bought the game on the X1, and sold it because It was going on sale on Xbox Live. Certain games I just feel I need to have digitally, and this was one of them.

Problem is, every time I see it go on sale... it ends up being bundled with Forza Motorsport 6, which not only do I have 0 desire to play (I HATE "Pro" racing, it's so boring to me) It also negates it's sale price completely.

Meanwhile, I see FM6 go on sale almost every month, all by itself! Then, come to find out, it's also coming to PC???

There's no FH love, and it irks me because in my opinion it's the far superior game. Much much much more fun.

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NL_Skipper

@skyhighgam3r: Fair enough, I'd be curious to see how the sales stack up between the two types of Forza games because they definitely do seem to lean more toward the circuit racing vs. road racing. I like both but I prefer the more simulationy handling of the "pro" ones... though I've never actually played Forza Horizon so maybe the cars handle much the same in that, but I've heard it's more arcadey, I'd buy it if I see a good sale on it though, you've got me curious about it, and I haven't played a decent arcade racer in a long time!

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SkyHighGam3r

@nl_skipper: I'd almost guarantee that FM would outsell FH for that very reason, the accuracy in car handling.

That being said, FH2 made a lot of strides to have more of a simulation feel inside that arcade-y enviornment. Which is exactly what I want in a racing game. I want to get into the nitty gritty details of how a car really would handle at x-speed, and how you need to tune every little part, and just everything that you get with a sim racer...

But racing out on the open road, having to dodge traffic and pedestrians and trees and even potholes lol.

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jasonw1978

@skyhighgam3r GTFOOH you lamer:

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starjay009

@jasonw1978: Another retarded 'AMERICAN' motorsport variation. NASCAR !? really... pfff

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SkyHighGam3r

@starjay009: I'm not disagreeing lol, but what else do we have for variants?

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SkyHighGam3r

@jasonw1978: Glossing over the fact that calling someone a "Lamer" is probably the dumbest insult I've ever heard... wtf does the "OH" at the end of GTFO mean?

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dlCHIEF58

@skyhighgam3r: OH = Of Here.

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SkyHighGam3r

@dlCHIEF58: Ah, well thank you for the clarification.

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sladakrobot

Cars of oval racing?
Not my cup of tea :-)

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Balrogbane

NASCAR is an endurance event. The drivers are going well over 150 mph for hours, so. A good pit-crew is a must too.

So over all I'm not sure how well this could port to a game. It's not like you can have 6 hour races in-game.

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dlCHIEF58

@balrogbane:I guess you've never played a NASCAR video game if you have to ask this. The games have abbreviated time/laps and do not do the entire race length - unless you choose to do so in the settings.

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effinjay

Ugh why?!?!?!

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jasonw1978

@effinjay why dont you do one no wants to hear your petulant shyte:

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@effinjay: 100's of millions NASCAR fans is why dub a$$! Why even be upset? don't like it don't buy it!

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I_am_KesMonkey

@effinjay: Why what? Why release something that people will buy? Is that what you're asking?