REDMOND, Wash. — May 10, 2007 — Microsoft Game Studios today announced that “Forza Motorsport® 2” has gone gold. In addition, a brand-new playable demo of the game’s campaign mode is now available on Xbox LIVE®.
Speeding onto store shelves across the nation on May 29, “Forza Motorsport 2” is set to raise the bar for next-generation racing simulator games.
Until then, eager racing fans can download the playable demo starting today, giving them the opportunity to test-drive 24 of the game’s 300-plus cars and take an advance look at the single-player experience.
The 2007 Chevy Corvette Coupe is one of several cars to choose from in Forza Motorsport 2, available in stores May 29
With the game running at an astounding 60 frames per second, supporting true force feedback with the Xbox 360™ Wireless Racing Wheel and incorporating rumble functionality with the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, “Forza Motorsport 2” will offer amazing realism and depth, showcasing more than 300 car models from the world’s leading manufacturers on 12 of the most renowned tracks on the globe.
From the creative minds at Turn 10 Studios, “Forza Motorsport 2” is the game that offers something for every type of racing and car enthusiast, such as optional driving assists for the novice and gameplay options for the serious car aficionado, which include the ability to tune, trade, paint and collect players’ favorite cars. Thanks to Xbox LIVE, players can share and sell their custom creations on the “Forza Motorsport 2” online Auction House and experience an impressively accurate simulation, putting their performance-tuned rides to the test against the best the online world has to offer. “Forza Motorsport 2” will be widely available at retailers nationwide on May 29 for an estimated retail price of $59.99.
About Turn 10 Studios
“Forza Motorsport 2” is developed by Turn 10 of Microsoft Game Studios. The experienced development team led by Dan Greenawalt is composed of top developers and real race drivers and car collectors, whose pedigree includes work on top racing franchises including “Forza Motorsport,” “Project Gotham Racing®” and “RalliSport Challenge.” Microsoft also teamed with top engineers from the likes of Ferrari SpA and Toyo Tires to create incredibly realistic driving physics in a racing simulation game.
About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox® and Xbox 360 video game systems, the Windows® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as “Age of Empires®,” “Flight Simulator” and “Zoo Tycoon®”; Xbox and Xbox 360 (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as “Gears of War” and franchises such as “Halo®,” “Fable®,” “Project Gotham Racing” and “Forza Motorsport”; and MSN® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as “Bejeweled” and “Hexic®.”
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
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