Drivatar is back in Forza 5

Absent since the first game, Turn 10 is bringing back the Drivatar for Forza 5.  Now syncing up with the cloud, you will be able to play against your friends based on how they race even when they’re not online.

The Drivatar was a feature in the first Forza Motorsport and allowed players to create a digital profile of how they race in-game.  This allowed players to race against themselves (in a way) and allowed them to simulate races based on how they would (theoretically) perform on a track.  With Xbox One’s increased power (a substantial leap over the original Xbox) and the cloud, the simulation will be able to be more realistic and precise.  It’s exciting to see the return of this feature and how it will expand the possibilities of what can be done in gaming.

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Forza Motorsport 5 trailer

A little slow on the posting of some of these Xbox One reveal trailers, but I’m a busy guy.  Anyway, this is definitely worth watching in HD–the particle effects and lighting in this game are incredible.  Microsoft has confirmed that this (and the Quantum Break trailer) are running on Xbox One dev kits; so, this is in-game footage.  It’s gorgeous.  Forza Motorsport 5 is an Xbox One launch title, so it will be available later this year.

Forza Mortorsport 5 announced for Xbox One

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Microsoft’s highly rated racing franchise Forza Motorsport comes to their new console with Forza Motorsport 5.  It looks, expectedly, gorgeous.  The trailer showed off some incredible particle effects that made it hard to believe that this game teaser is running in-engine.  More on Forza 5 will be announced at E3 in just a few weeks.