E3: Forza 4 out October 11, monthly expansions to come

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Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios aim to regain (or maintain, depending on whom you talk to) the simulation racing throne this fall with the release of Forza Motorsport 4. Game director Dan Greenawalt presented a brand-new trailer for the game at today’s Microsoft E3 press conference, and along with a bunch of footage of sexy digital cars, it included some significant details on what Forza 4 will bring.

You’ll have access to vehicles from over 80 manufacturers, and you can take them online for 16-player racing action in modes like “community rivals.” In addition, Turn 10 will keep the content flowing with monthly expansions to Forza 4, which Greenawalt called “an entirely new car experience,” thanks in part to its Kinect support.

Forza Motorsport 4 will be out exclusively for Xbox 360 on October 11 (North America), October 14 (Europe), and October 20 (everywhere else).

Samit Sarkar