Welcome to Forza Motorsport 4!

Brian Ekberg
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We’ve been waiting a long time to say this: Welcome to Forza Motorsport 4!

 

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For those of you in North America, Forza 4 has launched in retail stores, and the game is launching on Friday in Europe and around the world next week. “Forza Motorsport 4” is available in a Standard Edition ($59.99 U.S. ERP) and Limited Collector’s Edition ($79.99 U.S. ERP) at retailers across North America. The Limited Collectors’ Edition offers exclusive content, including the “American Muscle” Car Pack, “Launch Bonus” Car Pack and “VIP” Car Pack, other downloadable content, and VIP membership status.

  

The limited quantity “Launch Bonus” car pack is available for fans who order either the Standard Edition or Limited Collector’s Edition early and includes five cars:

 

  • 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
  • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
  • 1997 Lexus SC300
  • 2011 RUF RGT-8
  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport

 

For the ultimate day one experience, fans can purchase the “American Muscle” Car Pack for 560 Microsoft Points. The “American Muscle” Car Pack includes:

 

  • 1965 Pontiac GTO
  • 1968 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1970 Buick GSX
  • 1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee
  • 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS
  • 1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ
  • 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi
  • 1967 Dodge Cornet W023
  • 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock
  • 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

 

Now, most of you probably know all of the above. So, let’s talk about what’s happening this week and beyond as we shift our attention from the Forza 4 that Could Be to the Forza 4 that Is Happening Right Now. Check it out:

 

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Pre-Order Incentive Program 

 

We had an absolutely phenomenal response to the Forza Motorsport 4 Pre-Order Incentive Program. Thousands of Forza fans went to the trouble to let us know they pre-ordered Forza 4. We’ll be sending out the “Thank You” gifts to you all this week and will be accepting new entries up until Friday, so if you haven’t already done so please send in your pre-order receipts to us. Follow the link to the Pre-Order Incentive Program for information on how to join.

 

For those curious, the Pre-Order Incentive gifts are the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Joss JT1, each with a custom Forza Motorsport 4 paint scheme. 

 

Unicorn Cars 

 

You know them, you love them, you crave them: Unicorn cars are back in Forza Motorsport 4. We only had three unicorns in Forza 3—for Forza 4, we’re blowing them out. We’ll have more on the list of Unicorn cars in the near future, as well as some information on how to get them. In the meantime, here’s a tip: In July, we awarded a specially painted Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Unicorn in Forza Motorsport 3 to Pre-Order Incentives participants. If you still haven’t claimed your car, be sure you log into Forza 3 before importing your profile into Forza 4, as your unicorn car models will transfer over into the new game.

 

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Photo Contest 

 

We’re kicking off our weekly Photomode contest this week! Here’s how it will work:

 

This week’s theme is “Nürburgring GP Fast Pass”. Head over to the “Community Monthly” Rivals Mode channel and fire up the Nürburgring GP Fast Pass event. Then submit your best action shot of your car fighting through the field.

 

To submit your entry, head over to our official Facebook page and post your image on our Wall along with the following information:

 

Title: Forza 4 Photomode Competition Week 1

Gamertag: [Insert your Xbox LIVE Gamertag here]

 

The top three winners will receive a unicorn car and will appear in the featured section for Contest Winners on the FM.net Community Page.

 

Forza 4 Forums Are Here 

 

Our new Forza Motorsport 4 forums are live and ready for your discussion, photos, and more. In addition to mainstays like General FM4 Discussion, we’ve brought back old standards like Multimedia Showcase, Race Livery Lounge, and Fantasy Livery Lounge. We’ve also got a few new sections, including the Clubhouse for Car Club discussion and The Strip for the drag racing crowd. Let the discussions begin!

 

New Hoppers! 

 

For launch day, we have a few new hoppers that we’ve switched on for your enjoyment. These include Car Soccer, which is available in the Playground lobby (you’ll need to download the free Car Soccer track to play soccer). In addition, we have a pair of Turn 10 Select lobbies we’re debuting, including 6-on-6 Soccer and 3-Team Cat & Mouse. Check them out and let us know what you think!

 

Launch Video 

 

We also have another exciting Forza 4 trailer for you to watch, featuring Jeremy Clarkson’s epic voiceover. It’s up on the Media Page, but we’re making it easy for you by embedding it below. See how nice we are?

 

 

In addition to all this, there are some new FM.net features, including leaderboard support as well as Message Center support an update to our Community Calendar section, and more. Stay tuned!