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Forza Motorsport 4: Under the Hood Part 2

Forza Motorsport includes alternate times of day for a small number of environments, but those alternates do not include dark night or weather effects. For Forza 4, the majority of our graphical investment went into our new image-based lighting (IBL) model, as well as new material shaders, which give our cars and tracks such a realistic, detailed look.

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munish231704d ago

I'm loving these updates, they answer a lot of questions with great detail. So only 25 autovista cars at launch, I guess they'll add some more in the future. 500 cars at launch is great, with monthly updates as well as the 25 or so I'll get with my LCE.
Damn, this fall will be really busy.

buddymagoo1703d ago

"Forza Motorsport includes alternate times of day for a small number of environments, but those alternates do not include dark night or weather effects."

Hold on, no weather and day night cycle. I thought they already announced this though?

munish231703d ago

They only said that some tracks would be available with an early morning and an evening environment. They never said night or weather was in.

kingdoms1704d ago (Edited 1704d ago )

WTF is up with the altered title of the original story?

ironwolf1703d ago

Without saying it directly they admit that they are limited by the hardware when it comes to night and weather effects. Time for a new Xbox design.

units1703d ago

turn 10

the majority of our graphical investment went into our new image-based lighting (IBL) model, as well as new material shaders, which give our cars and tracks such a realistic, detailed look

ironwolf1703d ago

Try reading further, and a little between the lines.

"If we cut down on the number of cars on track, used original Xbox-generation car models, dropped to 30 FPS, or (and this would be the most effective solution) built specific tracks from the ground-up to have less detail and thus extra performance headroom, then night racing and/or weather conditions may have been possible. Some of those trade-offs, we just were not willing to do. Others would require time that we used to develop other features in the game—specifically, the new graphical look of the game in general. Night and weather are features we will continue to evaluate as the franchise continues. We’re waiting for the right time to deliver these features to our fans."

For "We’re waiting for the right time to deliver these features to our fans." read "when the next generation is available."

dark-hollow1703d ago

To be fair, some of the limitations they wrote, Gt5 had them.
Like the less detailed tracks (there are some beautiful tracks in gt5 and there are some flat-out ugly!) and the use of last generation cars models.

Everything has a limit, it's not something they should be ashamed of.

fluffydelusions1703d ago

Well if you're talking hardware then it's time for new consoles all around when compared to PC not just xbox but if you're talking fun, all consoles can produce enjoyable games.

dark-hollow1703d ago

Because it isn't there it doesn't mean they can't.
Many forza haters said they can't put more than 8 cars on track because of hardware.
Well guess what? Not only they managed to put 16 cars, put every car has ONE MILLION polygons!

Doesn't that mean the ps3 can't manage to push 1 million polygons for every premium car??? Am sure they can if they want to.

-LUKE_SKYWALKER-1703d ago

Wow out of the entire article you choose to take that little but of info and post it here.

Shakes head.

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jizzyjones1703d ago

So Forza will never get night/weather on 360?

'If we cut down on the number of cars on track, used original Xbox-generation car models, dropped to 30 FPS, or (and this would be the most effective solution) built specific tracks from the ground-up to have less detail and thus extra performance headroom, then night racing and/or weather conditions may have been possible.'

munish231703d ago

I doubt Forza 5 will release on 360. It will most likely be released on the next Xbox console.

Japes1703d ago

Funny thing is people will still think that this will be better than Gt5!?? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!

dark-hollow1703d ago

Why not?
It's not turn 10 fault that PD let the doors for competition wide and open with gt5 flaws!

800 cars are ps 2 quality with no interior view.
Menus are clunky and the loading screens are long and very often.
Some tracks have beautiful scenes and true work of art and the other are just ugly!
Even tho there are 1000 cars, the selection of cars is very poor! There are a lot of "super cars" and most famous cars are not there or they fall under the standard cars.
We don't need 100 skylines, 100 Miatas and 100 GTR's!!!!
Where is:
2009 Audi Q7 V12 TDI
2006 Audi RS4
2010 Audi S4
2007 Audi S5
2010 Audi TT-RS
2010 Bentley Continental GT
2010 Bentley Continental SS
2010 Bertone Mantide
1971 BMW 3.0 CSL
1991 BMW M3 E30
1997 BMW M3 E36
2010 BMW M6
2009 BMW X5
2010 BMW X6M
2011 BMW z4 sDrive35is
2004 Cadillac CTS-V
2009 Cadillac CTS-V
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LT
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
1970 Chevrolet El Camino
2008 Chrysler 300C SRT-8
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT
2011 Citroen DS3
1971 De Tomaso Pantera
2010 Devon GTX
1996 Dodge Stealth RT Turbo
1957 Ferrari 250
1984 Ferrari 288
1999 Ferrari 360 Modena
1991 Ferrari 512 TR
2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello
2010 Ferrari 599XX
2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
2003 Ferrari Challenge Stradale
1969 Ferrari Dino 246
1994 Ferrari F355
1995 Ferrari F50
2005 Ferrari FXX
2010 Fiat Punto EVO
2009 Ford Fiesta
2010 Ford Fusion
2007 Ford Shelby GT500
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
2010 Ford Taurus SHO
2010 Gumpert Apollo S
2010 Holden HSV w427
1999 Honda Civic SI
2006 Honda Civic SI coupe
2009 Honda Fit Sport
2004 Honda Mugen Civic Type R
2010 Honda Mugen Civic Type R
2005 Honda NSX Type R GT
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
1956 Jaguar D-Type
2009 Jaguar XKR-S
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
2010 Joss JT1
2010 Kia Forte Koup
2002 Koenigsegg CC8S
2008 Koenigsegg CCGT
2006 Koenigsegg CCX
1997 Lamborghini Diablo
2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept
2008 Lamborghini Reventon
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged

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-LUKE_SKYWALKER-1703d ago

If your comment does not get removed by the mods then god help N4G

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You just been marked for trolling ..... and if the mods are doing there jobs you will have a bubble taken away...

MOTY1703d ago

Forza 3 already out performed GT5.

I have yet so see a car in Forza to look like these cars in GT5

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