Hey, Xbox-having race fans, listen to this: A demo version of Forza 2 has been confirmed. It will be available... sometime soon. Microsoft said: "details on timing will be confirmed in the coming weeks."
According to Game Director Dan Greenawalt, “Soon, gamers will get a taste of the raw horsepower the Xbox 360 game engine has provided as we redefine what it means to be a racing simulator with ‘Forza Motorsport 2.’ Whether it’s the hundreds of thousands of physics parameters captured from countless man hours taking track measurements and capturing car data to harnessing the power of the industry’s most advanced the neural-network search algorithms, non-linear and linear math models as well as AI simulation systems from our Microsoft Research Labs, we’ve turned mountains of real world raw data into a living, breathing racing simulator where the only difference between the game and reality is that you’re not risking life and limb when you hit a wall at 200 mph.”
Did you read and understand all that? Me neither. But in spite of the verbose press release, I'm sure Forza 2 will be fun. It comes out on May 15th.
Click the cut for a list of the aftermarket production cars in the game, with rare models including the Tommy Kaira Skyline from Nissan. Sadly, my first car, the 1983 Cheverolet Caprise Classic is not listed, in spite of the fact that it is a self-proclaimed classic.