Forza 6 'not a collision sim like Burnout' but 'wrecks happen'


"Very few racing sims have decent levels of car damage. Gran Turismo went four games into its run without any damage modeling at all, Project CARS' crashes are decent(ish), and Codemasters' EGO engine is pretty good, if not as impressive now as it was six or seven years ago. Forza Motorsport 6 will feature some damage, but you won't be seeing Burnout Paradise-style crumple effects, according to the game's creative director, Dan Greenawalt. I met him in London during his brief stopover in the capitol and asked him for a bit more detail on the damage issue from a developer's point of view. Here's how that played out..."

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crazychris41241175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

More advanced damage isn't needed but it would be great to have and would further immerse you in the game. Not talking about physics based damage like in Wreckfest or BeamNG but more in line with Grid where bumpers, spoilers, mirrors, doors and wheels can all fall off if you crash hard enough.

Foehammer1174d ago

"Now, you could do a… like Burnout, right? A 'collision simulator'. What's it like to hit a wall at 250 miles per hour and see a car completely obliterated. And that would cause licening problems. I don't believe you could actually license that from many manufacturers at all."

I think that quote answers what the title is asking.

I really like playing in full sim mode, but a crash ends your race...

Of course a crash also ends the race for your competitor, lol

otherZinc1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

A hard enough crash in Forza Motorsport will end your race.

ThE author has never played Forza Motorsport. If he played the Forza Motorsport 4 even: Put it on Simulation, Drive an Indy car into a wall, your car will work, but you won't be able to drive it.

This was also in Forza Motorsport 5, I'm sure it's in 6 as well.

Seriously, some of you critics need to play the damn games before you talk s** t. And Burnout has the same pieces flying off the car all the time. Forzas damage is specific to the area hit. If a wing Flys off in Forza Motorsport, that car will not have control at high speeds at all.

I'll bet anything Dan Greenwalt knew he was talking to a critic that has never played his games.

FlexLuger1173d ago

I remember losing a wheel once in FM3...and I often kill my gearboxes on accident.For some reason the ferrari 360CS seems particularly prone to to dying on me. Aggressive downshifting without applying enough engine braking can be the problem, but sometimes I react to fast going into corners, braking and downshifting as late as possible. Been a few times where I have damaged the car to the point where its barely driveable. Hate when that happens on line. No restarts! lol