Revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Forza Motorsport 6 is the 6th installment in the Turn 10 Studios-developed Forza Motorsport franchise. This releases celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Forza Motorsport series, releasing a anniversary car pack as well as a special edition Xbox One console, branded with the release date of Forza Motorsport. This is the series' second game to appear on the Xbox One. The game features the latest Ford GT as it's cover car, and also features the new GT, Shelby GT350 Mustang, and the F-150 Raptor in-game.
Forza Motorsport 6 will feature 450+ cars, and 26 racing locations and 100+ layouts. Five of the new locations have been revealed, Rio de Janeiro, Daytona International Speedway, Watkins Glen, and Brands Hatch. Other features include, Night-time and wet weather racing, 24 cars on track, 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, and a 70+ hour career mode. The Forza 6 car pass features 6 monthly car packs, each pack featuring 7 cars.
Car Sharing & Gifting
There will not be car sharing or car gifting in Forza Motorsport 6.
Car Clubs are out, Leagues are in
There will not be a world renowned Giant Bomb car club in Forza Motorsport 6. Turn 10 will be implementing Leagues instead. Leagues will match players up with other drivers that have similar abilities and driving styles.
Mods are a new addition to Forza Motorsport 6. Different from tuning, which has the player upgrade their car using upgraded car parts (better suspension/brakes, weight reduction, more efficient intake, aspiration change, etc), Mods allow the player to tweak things further. Players can equip up to three mods at a time, and they have different functions. Some of them are one time use boosts - players may increase how many credits they earn by a %, or players may move up X number of places in the starting grid. Other boosts have unlimited uses, and are somewhat of a passive bonus - car gets X% better grip, and an additional X% better grip on a specific course. Also, some mods are dares. Dares set a certain parameter, and for meeting that challenge players can earn extra credits. These include a set camera choice, and other restrictions.
Forza Motorsport 6 will reward players when they first start the game based on their actions in previous games. First, depending on player's driver tier (based on the arbitrary points they have earned in every Forza game since Forza Motorsport 2) players will unlock a handful of cars. Players do not just unlock the tier that they are currently in, they unlock every tier beneath that as well. Tier 8 is relatively new, and unless they have done nearly everything in the previous games they likely will not have that.
- Tier 2: 2015 BMW M235i
- Tier 3: 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
- Tier 4: 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
- Tier 5: 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
- Tier 6: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
- Tier 7: 2014 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione 458 Italia GTLM
- Tier 8: 2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro
Also, they will give players a car simply for playing Forza Motorsport 4, Forza Motorsport 5, and Forza Horizon 2. Again, this is tied to player's Forza Rewards Account.
- Forza Motorsport 4: 2009 Ford Focus RS
- Forza Motorsport 5: 2013 Ford Shelby GT500
- Forza Horizon 2: 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Shelby
Previous Game VIP Bonus
If a player was a VIP in either Forza Motorsport 5 or Forza Horizon 2, they get another free car. Keep in mind, players can purchase either of these cars if they were not a VIP, so they likely do not want to go back and purchase VIP just to get one of these cars - just buy it in game. Players can earn both VIP cars free if they were a VIP in both games.
- Forza Motorsport 5 VIP: 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
- Forza Horizon 2 VIP: 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
That sweet sweet cash
Lastly, players will earn bonus money depending on how many cars they have in their garage for each game previous game going back to Forza Motorsport 3. This does not need to be unique cars, any car will do. If a player would like to spend some of their languishing rewards cash on Forza Horizon 2 or Forza Motorsport 5, they may find that Forza Motorsport 5's menu system is overly punitive to keep buying the same car over and over. However, Forza Horizon 2's menu system makes going through the process to buy the same Acura RS-X Type S over and over not nearly as bad and a relatively easy way to make sure players start with at least $5,000,000 waiting for them.
- For each game with 50 - 199 cars in player's garage, they'll receive 100,000 in-game credits.
- For each game with 200 - 299 cars in player's garage, they'll receive 1,000,000 in-game credits.
- For each game with 300 or more cars in player's garage, they'll receive 5,000,000 in-game credits.
Steering Wheel Compatibility
There are currently four steering wheels that will work with Forza Motorsport 6, with a fifth wheel option releasing in October of 2015.
- Hori Racing Wheel - ~$60
- Thrustmaster VG Spider - ~$100
- Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel - ~$300
- Mad Catz Pro Racing Wheel - ~$390
- Logitech G920 (releasing 10/2015) - ~$400
Fanatec now offers a compatible option in the modular Clubsport Wheel Base, but it is a very costly path. The base itself is $600, and requires a $400 wheel attachment, as well as pedals. The pedals range from $80 to $300 making the Fanatec a sizable investment.
Forza Motorsport 6 DLC
The Forza Motorsport Car Pass
The Forza Motorsport Car Pass includes the as yet Unnamed "October Car Pack" which will include seven cars, and well as five more monthly car packs - each with seven cars. It has been hinted that there will be more packs beyond the six that are included with the Car Pass and those will not be included in the Car Pass. In addition, Porsche will be coming to Forza Motorsport 6 in some fashion at some point in 2016, likely in a similar manner to the Porsche Expansion in Forza Horizon 2.
VIP Membership includes double race earnings, exclusive online events (Rivals) as well as community gifts that may include gifts both in game and physical gifts. In addition, the following cars are only available to VIP members.
- 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato
- 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale
- 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R
- 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
- 1997 McLaren F1 GT
Forza Motorsport 6 Anniversary Edition
The Forza Motorsport 6 Anniversary Edition includes Forza Motorsport 6 and the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, which features 10 specially tuned and liveried cars, including the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, the 2014 Lamborghini Hurácan and the 2013 McLaren P1.
Forza Motorsport 6 Deluxe Edition
The Forza Motorsport 6 Deluxe Edition includes Forza Motorsport 6, VIP membership, the first Forza Motorsport 6 DLC Car Pack (available on launch day), and the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, which features 10 specially tuned and liveried cars, including the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, the 2014 Lamborghini Hurácan and the 2013 McLaren P1.
Forza Motorsport 6 Ultimate Edition
The Ultimate Edition will grant early access to Forza Motorsport 6 on 9/10/2015. The Forza Motorsport 6 Ultimate Edition includes Forza Motorsport 6, VIP membership, the Forza Motorsport Car Pass, the first Forza Motorsport 6 DLC Car Pack (available on launch day), and the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, which features 10 specially tuned and liveried cars, including the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, the 2014 Lamborghini Hurácan and the 2013 McLaren P1. The Ultimate Edition is only available as a digital purchase.
Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console
Releasing alongside the game, this special edition console features a blue paint job, the color of this year's cover car, a special edition controller, a 1TB hard drive and custom boot up and shut down sound effects. It retails for $399 USD. The controller is available to purchase separately, exclusively at the Microsoft Store.
Retailer Specific Pre-Order Bonuses
In the US there are several different cars that can only be obtained by pre-ordering Forza 6 from a specific retailer.
- All digital copies - 2015 Mazda MX-5 with Team Forza livery
- Best Buy - 2015 BMW M4 Coupe with Team Forza livery
- Amazon - 2015 Subaru WRX STI with Team Forza livery
- Microsoft Store - 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Team Forza livery
- Gamestop - 2015 Audi TTS Coupé with Team Forza livery and 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with Team Forza livery
- Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft Store, and Gamestop pre-order bonuses are all for physical disc versions.
Ten Year Anniversary Pack
The Ten Year Anniversary Pack is included with every digital pre-order, and physical pre-orders that specifically say that the pack is included. It has been intimated that the Ten Year Anniversary Pack may not be available after the game launches on September 15, 2015, but that has not been confirmed.
The Ten Year Anniversary Pack includes the following cars, and they are not available in any other way:
- 2008 Aston Martin Team Forza DBS
- 2013 Audi Team Forza R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
- 2013 Audi Team Forza RS 7 Sportback
- 2012 BMW Team Forza M5
- 2009 Ferrari Team Forza 458 Italia
- 2005 Honda Team Forza NSX-R
- 2014 Lamborghini Team Forza Huracán LP 610-4
- 2013 McLaren Team Forza P1
- 2003 Nissan Team Forza Fairlady Z
- 2013 SRT Team Forza Viper GTS