Forza 6 Release Date Confirmed for "Holiday 2015"

Plus, gameplay reveal for the Xbox One racing title scheduled for E3 this June.

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The release date for Forza Motorsport 6 has been confirmed for holiday 2015, the Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg has confirmed.

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A release this fall has been expected since the Xbox One game was announced in January, but this is the first time Microsoft has actually officially stated when the game will launch.

Greenberg mentioned the release window as part of the latest Inner Circle podcast. Other Xbox One console exclusives for this holiday from Microsoft include Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fable Legends (which is also coming to PC), Halo 5: Guardians, and Quantum Break.

This list could grow further still, as Microsoft is known to announce new projects at its summer shows such as E3 and Gamescom.

Microsoft officially announced Forza 6 in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The game is in development at series steward Turn 10 Studios and will feature the all-new Ford GT (above) as its cover star. For a closer look at the Ford GT, see the image gallery below.

Forza 6 will also feature other Ford muscle cars, including the Shelby GT350 Mustang (the car from the Aaron Paul Need for Speed movie) and the F-150 Raptor.

Microsoft's Forza 6 announcement was light on details, but the company promises it will offer a worldwide gameplay reveal at E3 in June.

2015 is a big year for the Forza series, as the racing franchise celebrates its 10th anniversary. The first Forza Motorsport was released for the original Xbox in 2005.

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Racing and sports. That's about it folks.

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The car designing and rendering of this series is always incredible and realistic than Gran Turismo series (seriously for sure). But Forza 3 is not different from Forza 4 as the same as The FZ Horizon 2 and FZ Horizon 1. Those games are the same, and I decided to quit the Horizon series after completing FZ Horizon 2 on my Xbox One. I hope it's will be a huge difference of FZ 5 and FZ 6 or this series will be ruined as Horizon series, believe me.

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This game needs to hurry up and release so I can buy Forza 5 for real cheap.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It's been cheap a few times ($20-30), how much cheaper do you want?

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I want a better Keep The It mode. Got about 1200+ hours playing that mode lol.

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Dear Eddie,

The F150 Raptor is not a muscle car. its a truck, and is therefore precluded from the "car" part of the muscle car category.

additionally, the Ford GT is technically a supercar, rather than a muscle car.

apologies for being anal.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'm allergic to anal... come to think of it, that might explain why my ass itches all the time.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Or your boyfriend is sprinkling pepper on his joint

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I have a PS4 and am happy with it but I wouldn't mind a racing sim at this point or really a racing game worth getting. I'm not a huge Forza fan (probably because I was a little racing simmed out by time I played my first Forza after playing so much GT5) but I'd definitely be looking forward to this if I had a Xbox One.

Oh well, guess I'll stick with GT6 until GT7 or something else comes along.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Project CARS is coming in april.

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seriously, if you hate this game and anything microsoft don't buy, you have options PC, hyspation 4 and wii U. sick of fanboys

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Even fewer tracks and cars than last time! Right on!

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GT 7 is going to be out in 2017..... maybe.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> with cut scenes and QTE

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> ryse 2 you mean? otherwise youre comment is totally left field and youre trying to play basketball...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Who drives million dollar cars in Snow?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I Think I would enjoy that sort of support. Mostly for what it would add to difficulty.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That's exactly the point!!

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Forza 5 was fantastic, can't wait to see what they do with 6. Obviously day/night patterns and weather should be on the list, along with some new real world tracks and they should continue to nail down the driving model - which is already the best in all of sim racing (the tire model, the way it bites, is amazing).

Also can't wait for GT7... its the reason I bought my PS4. I know it won't be coming out anytime soon... but seriously... the PS4 needs some exclusives which are good and there is no way a new GT title would be bad.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I have been betrayed by those tires more than I would like to admit, damn good fun.

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Forza 5 came free with my X1 and I have sunk around 50 hours into the game. A few things they could change/improve on:

-Vary the time of day. Got sick of the sun glare, sure it looks good but it was overused. This should include night racing.

-Rain affected races would be nice.

-More track variety.

-Some sort of career mode so you feel like you're progressing and not just winning money and levelling up for no apparent reason. The championships were pathetic, simply place in about the top 10 and you progress and then whoop-di-do you unlock some more tracks you can optionally play.

-Remove the achievements relating to DLC cars or at least make the DLC cars cheaper.

-Apply some restrictions to online modes. I tried to play in the beginner mode at around level 10. Every other driver was level 100+ and one was over 500. Got out pretty quick as I stood no chance against these diehard players.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Agree with everything you said, and in addition I also think they should make the multiplayer experience more seamless, similar to how Forza Horizon does it. You should not need to jump through hoops to get into a multiplayer session.

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Racing games is one of the main reason I bought an XB1. I look forward to playing this and hopefully MS brings back the PGR series also.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> pgr is basically forza... horizon now. plus no pgr in any recent future is already a reality.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Would be wonderful to have PGR turn up in 2016, and set these games onto a 3 year cycle.

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How is "Holiday 2015" a release date? in my younger days a release date was a month followed by a date in that month... Can we go back to doing that again?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Holiday 2015 is a placeholder date, used when the full release date hasnt been determined. they have been doing things this way for years.

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File this information under derrrrrrrrrr

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Quality over quantity... GT and Forza need to learn this in different areas.

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Isn't that cute, the new GT40 thinks its a Lamborghini.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> i could be wrong but im fairly sure that ford doesnt use the GT40 tag on the production GT models. they reserve that moniker for racing models.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yes, you are completely right, my comment still stands though sans "40"

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Forza: COD Creed

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I have Forza 5 and what exactly are they going to do to make me want to buy this?

- New cars, nope

- Weather effects, nope

- Exciting new tracks, meh

- More CLARKSON and top gear, nope

- Machine guns, missles and lasers on a Lambo screaming around the Monte Carlo circuit, maybe, just maybe

Not really arsed.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The last one sounds pretty damn good. Should be the new standard.

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I'll be waiting next year for forza horizon 3

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I don't say this often but...meh.

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I didn't enjoy Forza 5 that much as it made me spend to much time listening to the guy from Top Gear when I'd rather be racing.

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Hope AI is not rubbish. I nearly chucked my controller out on Forza 5 and they say it was more advanced using the cloud but I think it was just as bad as the rest of the racing games out there.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think the AI improved from Forza 4 a bit, which had the idi0ts braking hard when they got close to you from behind. I even felt sorry for them when that sht made them lose a race. I prefer aggressive AI, which makes the races more fun and thrilling. I like them fighting back because we often bully them anyway.