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Published on June 11th, 2012 | by Alisdair

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E3 2012 Roundup – F1 2012, Forza Horizon & Need For Speed

Each year at the annual E3 convention many exciting new games are announced to the public with the most exciting games in our eyes coming from the racing game category as various titles were announced in great depth such as that of Forza Horizon, F1 2012 and the latest to join the Need For Speed franchise, Need For Speed Most Wanted.

Forza Horizon for Xbox 360 gamers was sure one of the most exciting as we began to learn more details about the Xbox 360 exclusive title as the show went on.

Some of the things we known about Forza Horizon so far from both screenshots, trailers and other sources is that Forza Horizon ill be set around a music festival which is set in an open world area of Colorado. We will see a dynamic lighting system being used to realistically replicate the day and night cycles.

The physics featured in Forza 4 will make a return in Forza Horizon, but will be optimized for off-road this will mean that there will be as much as 65 types of terrain featured in the game ranging from grass and tarmac to gravel and mud. The game will also allow you to visit places such as gas stations, car dealerships and paint shops all adding to the open world theme of the game.

[gameinfo title=”Forza Horizon Details” game_name=”Forza Horizon” developers=”Playground Games” publishers=”Turn 10″ platforms=”Xbox 360″ genres=”” release_date=”October 23 2012″]

F1 2012 developed by Codemasters was also a game under the spotlight of many sim racing fans as various teaser images and videos were released on the run up to E3 showing off the new Circuit of Americas track.

Some of the things we know from various sources present at E3 and through various forms of media is that new features such as the localized weather system, allowing for certain parts of the circuit to have wet weather while other parts dry. This adding immersion and increase in unpredictability for the races as your strategy may drastically change according to the localized weather.

So far not much details have been released but we hope to see some exciting information being released on the run up to its release in September of 2012 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

[gameinfo title=”F1 2012 Details” game_name=”F1 2012″ developers=”Codemasters” publishers=”Codemasters” platforms=”Xbox 360 Playstation 3 PC” genres=”” release_date=”September 2012″]

Another title revealed further at E3 being developed by Criterion Games was Need For speed Most Wanted. Many of you remember this from many years back when the game was first released well it will be going back to its origin with the traditional street driving style which was present in many of the original Need For Speed games.

During the conference at E3 the first ever gameplay trailer was shown as a frantic cop chase took place through the open world showing how the game will bring excellent graphics and damage models along with unique physics for each car yet retaining the classic Need For Speed style with cop chases and street racing.

Need For Speed Most Wanted will be available on October 20th 2012 in North America and November 1st 2012 in Europe. It will also be available on various platforms including Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, PC, iOS and Android.

[gameinfo title=”Need For Speed Most Wanted Details” game_name=”Need For Speed Most Wanted” developers=”Criterion Games” publishers=”EA” platforms=”Xbox 360 Playstation 3 Playstation Vita PC iOS Android” genres=”” release_date=”October 20th 2012″]


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Alisdair is the founder of Sim News Daily. An all round sim racing fan with a real passion for cars a motor racing. Twitter: @SimNewsDailycom



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