"Next Forza Game" Announced, Details Coming at E3

The game's "cover car" is the Lamborghini Centenario, which isn't even available in the real world yet.

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Forza 6 Apex isn't the only new game in Microsoft's racing series currently in development. The company has announced the "next Forza game," confirming that the Lamborghini Centenario will be the "cover car" for it.

"We're not quite ready to unveil the title or any big details on the next Forza game yet--you'll have to wait for our Xbox media briefing at June 2016's E3 for that," Microsoft said in a post on Xbox Wire.

There is one confirmed detail, however. Microsoft says the unannounced game sports the "largest and most diverse car list of any video game franchise this generation."

Microsoft did not provide a release date for the new Forza game or say what platform(s) it is coming to, though Xbox One is a good bet. A teaser trailer is available above.

This kind of announcement schedule is becoming a trend for Microsoft. It announced Forza 6 in January 2015 and then revealed it in full at E3 that summer before its launch in the fall. That game's "cover car" was the Ford GT.

The Lamborghini Centenario is not even available in the real world yet. It will make its debut in the new Forza game as part of Microsoft's "First in Forza" campaign. The car sports 770 horespower and can go from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and from 0-186 mph in 23.5 seconds. Its top speed is more than 200 mph.

"In other words, it's really freaking fast, "Microsoft said. "And you get to see it for the first time in Forza."

While you'll have to wait until June to learn more about the new Forza, developer Turn 10 Studios has announced a Forza 6 in-game event called the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series. Basically, you can compete in time trial events and ranked multiplayer leagues using the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo, which is already in the game. Perform well enough and you'll earn the 2015 Huracan Super Trofeo car and an invitation to a second "season" of the series. Head to the Forza website to get all the details.

Microsoft has also confirmed some new Forza franchise numbers. On Xbox One alone, more than 10 million people have played Forza games across Forza 5 (2013), Forza Horizon 2 (2014), and Forza 6 (2015).

For more on this week's other Forza announcements, check out the stories below.

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huerito323

Horizon 2 is quite possible the greatest racing game I've ever played.

Some of my all time favorites are:

-Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit

-Cruisin USA/World

-Gran Turismo 3

-Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition

-Need For Speed Underground

-Forza 4

-Test Drive Unlimited 2

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Razik

I've done everything in Forza Horizon 2 bring on Horizon 3

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zamtrul

YES HORIZON I FUCKING LOVE HORIZON

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SonyPony4eva

Let Forza 6 get more sales first lol. I play Horizon 2 every once in a while, so I'll get number 3 if this is the teaser.

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BigPrimeNumbers

I love me some Forza, but this yearly cadence is set to make series get tired after a while, just like AC (even with the switch between Horizon and Motorsport).

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k9kal85

@BigPrimeNumbers: I thinks it's fine if they keep going back and forth between the two different series. Both play and offer different experiences.

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IAmMcGruber

bu-bu-but.... "the Forza Killer"

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eternaldragoonx

Horizon>Motorsport

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sladakrobot

@eternaldragoonx:
No Skill > Skill?

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starjay009

Forza my beauty !!!! I can't wait. Love the Forza series. Easily the best racing games on consoles. Beauty with elegance ! Bring on E3.

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introvese

Why is this a story? Might as well say Madden, 2k, & COD are announced for 2016.

Real news would be Forza not coming out this year imo

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introvese

Why is this a story? Might as well say Madden, 2k, & COD are announced for 2016.

Real news would be Forza not coming out this year imo

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adriangrey11

Meanwhile, PS4 still doesn't even have 1 racing game really worth mentioning (or playing).

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@adriangrey11: Which is exactly why I grabbed the Xone and G920 couple months ago. Kind of glad, PS4 is dragging, give me some time to refill the coffers for the system and wheel if and whenever the next GT comes out.

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myhomieyoda

@adriangrey11: is that a bad thing lol?

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adriangrey11

@myhomieyoda: Yeah it is, because there's nothing to play.

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myhomieyoda

@adriangrey11: lol gotchya

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sladakrobot

Must be a Horizon 3 game.
I dont play Forza Horizon games(outside of the Fast&Furious little game while it was for free).
Why MS doesnt revive RalliSport Challenge is bit odd to me.

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Flyincloud1116

@sladakrobot: Sup Slada!!

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sladakrobot

@flyincloud1116: Hey ...long time no see

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Flyincloud1116

@sladakrobot: Busy busy busy.

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yukushi

So xbox is releasing another gran turismo copycat well imitation is the biggest form of flattery so granturismo should feel pleased about this.

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eternaldragoonx

@yukushi: GT lost the crown back when FM4 came out, nice try though jackass

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sladey

@yukushi: Forza long surpassed Gran Turismo a long time ago

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myhomieyoda

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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suicidesn0wman

To be honest, I'm hoping it's neither a main series game nor a Horizon game. I'd like to see the team at Playground go back to making PGR styled games. Don't care what they call the game, just want it to play like a PGR/MSR title.

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Flyincloud1116

@suicidesn0wman: The franchise needs a break period.

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stickybun

I have a feeling if the announcement was Driveclub 2 the comments section would look remarkably different.

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B00ME

Horizon 2 was the best arcade racing game I've played, if this is Horizon 3 I'll be the happiest person alive.

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NoahRoalson

6 isn't perfect but it has more than enough to stay relevant for more than 6 months. Why the hell is there already a new Forza coming out? If it is an entry in the main lineup I think I'll be avoiding the series from here on out.

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ninjaroach81

@NoahRoalson: It's pretty clear Forza Motorsport and Horizon are on 2 year release schedules, so since Forza 6 released last year, this one is almost certainly going to be Horizon 3, with Forza 7 coming holiday 2017.

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Hordriss

@NoahRoalson: I imagine it's probably another Horizon style game, given that Forza 6 only came out in September.

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SavageEvil

What the hell? Another Forza game announced? This series isn't even given time to get sales, this will probably be the fastest series to a double digits but lacking in actual support from fans. They are spreading this thing too thin too fast, it's already up to 6 in the main series in less than 10 years, it' a driving game and there is no reason to release annually or every other year unless there are some massive changes and improvements that can't be done through updates.

Forza needs not to release unless they are making massive changes to the game. Forza 6 more or less should have been a 9 GB update of Forza 5, aside from the static rain and night additions, nothing else is actually changed. This feels like it's being milked to get those early adopters money, sure it's a good game but even good games become dull when you release them too often with little differentiation. The rain and night courses in Forza 6 could have easily been updates to Forza 5 instead of a full release to pry full price money out of fans hands and that $50 season pass which adds a bunch of cars already selected in monthly installments. No one sees the gimmick of that at all? It's a driving game, a driving game should remain playable for years and require only fine tuning and updates to keep it current.

With Assetto Corsa coming, hopefully Kunos get's on the real time weather and time of day changes no matter how good it feels it's incredibly boring driving around in constant perfect conditions(which doesn't happen in real life), I like my immersion, but Kunos' physics engine is supposedly very good so those additions would really set it apart. Project Cars is pretty great in this department even though car tires feel like blocks of ice when you start but their rules are for me the greatest thing in driving games. Forza needs rules especially for online and all these corner cutters, tire walls mess up the original flow of the course and obstructs your line of sight, drives me(no pun intended) up a wall at Turn10's lazy response to cheating. Instead of a rule, penalty system that can judge when you are deliberately cutting and when you accidentally ended up off track. They used to use sticky grass, now they have nothing but tire walls and some areas like Lime Rock short course people just cut right through the grass, penalty system would make it 3 cuts and your get DQ and immediately end up last place. Forza 6 online is a free for all with people doing all sorts of nonsense and others thinking brakes are optional, wet races are the worst, no rules just make things horrible and not enjoyable. The PC version won't support modding so I'm guessing it will be the same but with less idiots but who knows, trolls ares everywhere.

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stickybun

@SavageEvil: it's a Horizon game most likely. While I would say Forza 5 felt incomplete, rushed... and a bit of a microtransaction nightmare, Forza 6 is great. In terms of weather and time of day changes.... races generally last less then 20 minutes. Variation on weather is good but only if it effects physics. With the puddles in Forza6 you definitely feel that.

Asseto Corsa is a solid PC racer but it's not perfect either. Project Cars was fun but again not perfect. What we need is GT to come back in a meaningful way to give every other racer something to think about. Rally tracks anyone? Variation and scope are key. Gimmicky weather and rapid time changes can take a back seat.

What we are getting is a new Forza game every 2 years... which to me is acceptable as long as there are meaningful updates.

As far as Forza Horizon - that game is a blast and I'm definitely looking forward to the next instalment.

Your frustrations with Forza online are literally the same with every racing game. There are aholes in every online game. Search forums for serious drivers and friend up. That's what I did and it's so much better.

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Flyincloud1116

Dead Horse comes to mind.

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stickybun

@flyincloud1116: One of the best racers on any system is a dead horse?

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Flyincloud1116

@stickybun: According to sales, yes. I have Forza 6, so put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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stickybun

@flyincloud1116: A good franchise is not a "Dead Horse". You could argue that they should take longer to build more meaningful updates... but Forza 6 is a great game. Not the best in the series but still good. One of the leaders in the genre.

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Flyincloud1116

@stickybun: Who said the game was bad? I think something is seriously wrong with you. You are just looking to defend Forza at all cost without reading. Then I mention sales and you totally ignored it to talk about best and good.

Okay, I'll humor you. What do you call one of the best racers on the market that sales like trash?

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stickybun

@flyincloud1116: You said "Dead Horse" you dope. I'm commenting on your ridiculous comment. Whether on not the sales figures are what they were hoping for does not make the game a "dead horse"

The origin of that phrase is"beating a dead horse" meaning

1 they may as well give up.

Or

2 their efforts are futile.

Your comment is stupid. Just because it didn't sell well doesn't mean they are beating a dead horse. If your comment was stating - they should take some more time with the next one and make sure Forza 7 is a game changer... or something to that effect than we wouldn't be having this conversation. Sales numbers don't = quality. Nickelback sells a lot of albums. That doesn't make them good. Some of my favourite games probably never broke 1million units sold. Doesn't mean they shouldn't have been made.

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Flyincloud1116

@stickybun: Attitudes like this is why we keep getting rehash after rehash.

Your comments are Dead Horses too.

Good day madame.

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Flyincloud1116

@lonesamurai1: How? You and he can ignore it all you want, but the sales of this game is dead. PC or waiting a few more years between releases is the only thing that can save it.

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Flyincloud1116

@lonesamurai1: Don't matter if no one is buying it, so why keep releasing year after year. Dead horse. His feelings were just hurt. Take it to new grounds like PC or put on an extended break.

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Flyincloud1116

@lonesamurai1: Anything to help sales. I have stated many time in this place that Forza 6 was good, but not great like Forza 2.

Again Dead Horse.

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stickybun

@flyincloud1116: Attitudes like what? Appreciating good franchises and proper use of terms like "Dead Horse"?

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Zicoroen

That's really the best racing game series. Its developer doesn't need a decade to bring new features and evolved features.

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