(FOA IanT, JayKay & Tom)
After a few emails & PM's to some mates in know this morning I was pointed in the direction of the info below regarding the 2009 release of Forza 3! It's going to be massive aswell with around 100 tracks and 400 or so cars to choose from, it will be sold as a 2 DVD set as its so big, which as we all know is not a problem and will make the game run quieter & load quicker as it will be optimized for installing on your HD.. (get ready for PS3 fanboys to go on about bluray !!) with plenty of DLC being released aswell as a VIP option which for a one off payment will get you all the DLC available
Forza Motorsport 3 could include over 400 cars and 100 tracks, brand new race modes and take up so much space it requires two DVDs.
Forza 3, which Microsoft has yet to officially announce, is detailed in a leaked memo that also has mention of extensive plans for downloadable content and a VIP service for letting people subscribe to access everything for a one-off fee.
Those new race modes we mentioned include "drag, drift, oval, point to point racing, etc", and there's talk of "near limitless customisation options for car tuning and custom artwork" and a "powerful assist system" to help idiots learn to drive. Forza 2 had those things, obviously, so we'll assume they are now bigger and better, if not more badass.
We Assume that new cars and tracks would be released on Xbox Live shortly after the launch of Forza 3 and continuing on each month, For example, every month you might see a new pack of 10 cars for £3.40 and every three months, a real-world race track for £3.40
There may even be larger expansions - perhaps 30 cars and a new track for GBP £13.60 a few months after release.
More interesting is talk of a VIP membership option for GBP £13.40 which would sign you up to download everything that's released for the game on Xbox Live, entrance into exclusive online events, and other perks like VIP status on Forza Auction House and Community boards, extra server space for photos and videos, and a free month of Live.
There may also be a Collector's Edition of the game featuring unique content. This could be anything from authentic racing gear (gloves, helmets, etc) to specially created automobile manufacture gear (branded jackets, etc) to VIP motorsport event tickets
Finally, there may be a special 2010 edition of Forza Motorsport 3 to launch a year after release rounding up all the previous 12 months' DLC and adding 30 new cars, a new real-world racing track and 2010 liveries for each existing vehicle, along with the top 20 user-generated car skins and tuning set-ups. This would then slot in at a mid-range price.
At this point.