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Forza Motorsport 6

Brian Ekberg
Monday, June 15, 2015

FLASHBrands Hatch

You’re preparing for the Paddock Hills Bend, a tricky right-hander running downhill. Your car, already upset with the camber change, struggles for grip in the wet weather as you gently put your foot down for the short sprint down to Druids Bend. Remember, you tell yourself, watch out for those puddles; put a wheel wrong and you’ll be off the track and out of contention



You’ve made the right hand turn at Tetre Rouge and are now facing what some have called the most dangerous stretch in all of racing: the Mulsanne Straight. You’ve driven this track before but you’ve never driven it like this. At night, the Mulsanne Straight becomes a new world – a stark, lightless contrast to the circus atmosphere at the start/finish line. The darkness of the track is practically all-consuming and, at speeds approaching 230 mph, all you have are your headlights to cut your way through the void…


FLASHRio de Janeiro

Gorgeous beaches flash by and, beyond them, the unmistakable thumb-shaped slice of Sugarloaf Mountain rises ahead of you. Behind you, brightly colored favelas dominate the landscape like a box of candy spilling out over the hills. If you had a moment of respite, you could pause to enjoy the view of the outstretched arms of the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue in the distance. As it stands, however, you’re surrounded by 23 opponents on the tight, winding streets of Rio, and you have a race victory waiting with your name on it…



Welcome to Forza Motorsport 6, coming exclusively to Xbox One beginning on September 15.


At E3 2015’s Microsoft Press Briefing, we unveiled Forza 6 in front of hundreds of fans in Los Angeles, and millions more watching the broadcast live. Here, we’ll be taking a deeper look at the game, as well as the ambitious features that make Forza 6 the most comprehensive racing game this generation.


We begin with big numbers. Numbers like 450, 26, 24, 70+, and 1080/60. Let’s take a closer look at how those numbers come to life in Forza Motorsport 6.


Cars and Tracks

We start with the biggest number yet: Forza Motorsport 6 will feature more than 450 ForzaVista cars. If you’ve played a Forza game, you know what that means – each of the 450+ cars in the game will feature painstakingly recreated cars, built from the ground up to be exact replicas of their real-life counterparts. ForzaVista means fully modeled interiors and exteriors, working gauges and headlights, full damage for every car in the game, working doors; all the things you’d expect to see in a car appearing in a racing game on this generation.



The cars in Forza Motorsport 6 represent the tremendous variety and diversity that Forza Motorsport has come to be known for. Like any Forza game, we’ve got cars from practically every corner of car culture – race cars, sports cars, off-roaders, compacts and classics; hyper cars, super cars, LMP models, and a ton more. In fact, you can scroll to the bottom of this story to see more than 100 of the cars that will be part of the massive car roster in Forza Motorsport 6. You can also go check out our in-depth Loyalty Rewards story to learn what kind of awesome cars you’ll have waiting for you when Forza Motorsport 6 launches, and how you can earn even better cars for your Forza 6 garage between now and launch. This list is just the start; we’ll be announcing more cars throughout the rest of the summer!


All those cars would be useless without somewhere to race them and, when it comes to tracks, Forza Motorsport 6 will deliver in a huge way, with 26 world-famous locales and more than 100 ribbons. Not only will each and every track from Forza Motorsport 5 return to Forza Motorsport 6 (some with some new wrinkles – more on that in a bit), we’re including ten newly built and captured tracks. Here at E3 we’re announcing 5 new environments: Rio de Janeiro, Daytona International Speedway, Watkins Glen, and Brands Hatch. In addition, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was recaptured and has been rebuilt after extensive track renovations in 2014.


All of the tracks in Forza Motorsport 6 have been built with the utmost precision and beauty. With advanced lighting and physically based materials, the tracks of Forza Motorsport 6 feel alive and incredibly real. From the specific sounds of the stadium as you zoom by the grandstands, to the precise feeling of the asphalt you’re driving, we take pride in making our tracks look, feel and sound precisely as they do in real life.



Wet and Night Racing

Cosmopolitan locales and legendary tracks are just the start. With Forza Motorsport 6 we’re bringing two new features to races that will most assuredly be game changers. Night and rain racing are finally coming to a Forza Motorsport game on Xbox One and you’ve never seen anything like it.


To bring rain to life in the game, we’ve asked ourselves what it means to really simulate rain – to recreate those chaotic situations in the most realistic and exciting way possible. After all, Forza fans are coming to Forza Motorsport 6 looking for precision. They’re looking for tension, to experience what it’s like to race in the rain on a real racing circuit. To deliver that experience, we’ve had to break racing in the rain down to its core components – how it sounds, how it feels, how different cars react on each track; every aspect had to be analyzed and rethought.



With Forza 6, we’ve increased the capability of our physically based materials system to include porosity and friction values. The result is tracks that feel unlike anything else when the rain begins to pour. When racing in wet weather in Forza Motorsport 6, you’ll experience aquaplaning across real physically simulated 3D puddles, each of which has accurate drag properties. Even getting a single wheel in a puddle will affect the car. Rumble strips, incredibly sticky in dry weather, become slick and dangerous when wet. Each of the 148 individual surfaces in Forza Motorsport 6 will include these dry and wet values, and we’re using new puddle effects that include values for friction, drag, and elasticity. The result is a kind of wet weather racing unseen in any racing game before it.


Then there’s night racing. Let me be clear: Racing in the dark in Forza Motorsport 6 is unlike anything you’ve played before. After all, tearing down the back straight of Le Mans, and experiencing that suffocating claustrophobia as you sprint down the Mulsanne Straight with just your headlights, is a much different experience than racing under the bright stadium lights of Daytona International Speedway. It’s more than visuals however – for example, at night the tarmac cools down, reducing overall grip, which means that racing at night requires a different skillset than racing in the day.



Whether you’re racing at night or in the middle of a rainstorm, fighting the spray of the cars ahead of you, the results are a completely new racing experience in Forza Motorsport 6. And it’s all running at a rock-solid 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution.


Never Race Alone

There’s nothing like a packed field to make you really feel the tension and all-consuming excitement of what real racing is all about. In Forza Motorsport 6, however you want to play the game, you’re always going to have amazing opponents to play against. In addition to split-screen racing making its return to Forza, the game will feature 24-cars on track – online or offline – far and away the largest fields we’ve offered in Forza yet.




When you race, you’ll be going up against human opponents online or driving against Drivatar-powered opponents. Millions of players have used the Drivatar system on Xbox One, and we’ve been able to dig through that data to find race craft elements that the system has now learned. Using the power of the cloud, the Drivatar opponents in Forza Motorsport 6 will deliver even more nuanced aspects of driving – late-braking, locking up a single tire, and so on. It all adds up to opponents that look even more human than ever before, creating unforgettable moments on the track each time you race.


Your Motorsport Career

The career in Forza Motorsport 6 has been completely rebuilt, and this time the focus will be on the “Stories of Motorsport.” The new career mode spans more than 70 hours of gameplay and has been designed to stoke the imagination of fans – whether you’re a long time car buff or a novice to the world of motorsport.


“Stories of Motorsport” is told in multiple volumes, with each volume being a comprehensive career experience that lets the player travel the world and celebrate the past and present of automotive history. Volumes are further subdivided into series where players can choose precisely the types of cars they want to drive.



As you progress through your career, you’ll also unlock Showcase events, which are short vignettes that let the player experience unique race modes – like Autocross and endurance racing – across a huge variety of cars. They also let players experience what it’s like to be a professional race car driver, or relive some of the greatest moments in motorsport history. Between a massive career mode and our Showcase spotlights, we’re letting the player choose the experience they want to have.


Choice can be found everywhere in Forza Motorsport 6. From the cars you collect to the places you race, there are always new things to find and do in the game. Collectors will be right at home filling up their garage with new cars, then customizing them with our in-depth livery and tuning options. Newer fans can turn on assists that will help them around the track – experts can turn them off and take advantage of our brand new simulation improvements like new tire compounds and improved suspension architecture modeling.



From new cars and tracks to an entirely new career mode and the biggest car fields ever seen in Forza Motorsport game, this is undoubtedly the biggest Forza game yet. And we haven’t even told you everything yet – for example, look for more information on our brand new Forza Racing Leagues later in the summer.


As we celebrate our ten year anniversary, we’re proud to bring you Forza Motorsport 6; a game that we’ve poured all of our passion, drive, and experience into. Forza 6 is a game that’s been ten years in the making and we can’t wait to share it with the world on September 15.


Forza Motorsport 6 Announced Tracks

Track Name
Bernese Alps
Circuit de Catalunya
Circuit de Spa Francorchamps
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Circuit des 24 Heures Du Mans (Le Mans)
Long Beach
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit (Bathurst)
Circuit de Prague
Road America
Road Atlanta
Sebring International Raceway
Test Track Airfield
Top Gear
Yas Marina Circuit
Brands Hatch
Watkins Glen
Rio de Janeiro
Daytona International Speedway


Forza Motorsport 6 Announced Cars

Car Notes
2016 Team Forza Mazda MX-5 Digital Pre-Order Bonus
2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Shelby FH2 Game Reward Car
2011 Koenigsegg Agera FH2 VIP Reward Car
2009 Ford Focus RS FM4 Game Reward Car
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 FM5 Game Reward Car
2013 Ferrari LaFerrari FM5 VIP Reward Car
2015 Dodge Team Forza Challenger SRT Hellcat Retailer Pre-Order Car
2015 Subaru Team Forza WRX STI Retailer Pre-Order Car
2015 Audi Team Forza TTS Coupé Retailer Pre-Order Car
2015 BMW Team Forza M4 Coupe Retailer Pre-Order Car
2015 Ford Team Forza Mustang GT Retailer Pre-Order Car
2013 Audi Team Forza R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro Ten Year Car Pack
2013 SRT Team Forza Viper GTS Ten Year Car Pack
2008 Aston Martin Team Forza DBS Ten Year Car Pack
2003 Nissan Team Forza Fairlady Z Ten Year Car Pack
2014 Lamborghini Team Forza Huracán LP 610-4 Ten Year Car Pack
2009 Ferrari Team Forza 458 Italia Ten Year Car Pack
2012 BMW Team Forza M5 Ten Year Car Pack
2005 Honda NSX-R Ten-Year Car Pack
2013 Audi Team Forza RS 7 Sportback Ten-Year Car Pack
2013 McLaren Team Forza P1 Ten-Year Car Pack
2014 BMW M235i Tier Reward Car (Tier 2)
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Tier Reward Car (Tier 3)
2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Tier Reward Car (Tier 4)
2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Tier Reward Car (Tier 5)
2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Tier Reward Car (Tier 6)
2014 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione 458 Italia GTLM Tier Reward Car (Tier 7)
2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro Tier Reward Car (Tier 8)
2013 Lamborghini Veneno VIP Car Pack
2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale VIP Car Pack
1997 McLaren F1 GT VIP Pack Car
2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato VIP Pack Car
2016 Ford Shelby GT350R VIP Pack Car
1953 Ferrari 500 Mondial  
2016 Mazda MX-5  
1954 Jaguar XK120 SE  
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé  
1956 Jaguar D-Type  
1956 Lotus Eleven  
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa  
1957 Maserati 300 S  
1961 Jaguar E-type S1  
1961 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage  
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso  
1964 Aston Martin DB5  
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2  
1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR  
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR  
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi  
2007 Civic Type-R  
2009 Honda S2000 CR  
2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S  
2010 Volkswagen Golf R  
2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback  
2011 Ferrari FF  
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera  
2011 Mazda RX-8 R3  
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG  
2011 Subaru WRX STI  
2012 Aston Martin Vanquish  
2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP  
2013 Ford Focus ST  
2013 Renault Clio RS 200  
2013 Subaru BRZ  
2014 Ford Fiesta ST  
1958 Aston Martin DBR1  
2005 Ford Ford GT  
2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia  
2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR  
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1  
2010 Ferrari 599 GTO  
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV  
2010 Nissan 370Z  
2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R  
2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta  
2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe  
2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR  
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track  
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO  
2013 Ford Formula Ford EcoBoost 200  
2014 BMW #56 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE  
2017 Ford GT  
1939 Maserati 8CTF  
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air  
1967 Brabham BT24  
1967 Lotus Type 49  
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1  
1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R  
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II  
2006 Aston Martin #007 Aston Martin Racing DBR9  
2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione  
2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster  
2009 Peugeot #9 Peugeot Sport Total 908  
2012 Audi #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro  
2013 Caterham Superlight R500  
2012 Hennessey Venom GT  
2012 Pagani Huayra  
2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8  
2013 KTM X-Bow R  
2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge  
2015 Tesla Model S P85D  
2014 Volvo #1 Volvo Polestar Racing S60 STCC  
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  
2015 Audi TTS Coupé  
2014 BMW M4 Coupe  
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat  
2015 Ford Mustang GT  
2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro  
2013 SRT Viper GTS  
2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4  
2012 BMW M5  
2013 Audi RS 7 Sportback  
2008 Aston Martin DBS  
2003 Nissan Fairlady Z  
2013 McLaren P1  
2005 Honda NSX-R  
2015 Subaru WRX STI