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by David Zalstein

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Forza Motorsport 5 has been teased at Microsoft’s official unveiling of its new gaming console, the Xbox One.

The latest iteration of the video game that Microsoft claims is the highest-rated racing franchise of the past 10 years, Forza Motorsport 5 promises to set a new benchmark for racing games with an even greater sensation of being behind the wheel of a real car.

Teased with a video showing the all-new McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar and its legendary predecessor, the McLaren F1, chasing each other through a tight street circuit, Forza Motorsport 5 will be one of a handful of new games available for the Xbox One from its launch, with an expected release date around the end of the year.

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The new Xbox One console features advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) that adapts to the way games are played, a new generation of multiplayer gaming called Smart Match, an all-new achievements system, a game recorder that keeps a record of recent gameplay, and a new Kinect sensor.

Developed by Turn 10 Studios, Forza Motorsport first broke onto the world stage in 2005 before being followed by Forza Motorsport 2 in 2007, Forza Motorsport 3 in 2009 and Forza Motorsport 4 in 2011. Released last year, Forza Horizon was a Need for Speed-style spin-off of the franchise.


Full details of Forza 5, including car and track lists, are due ahead of the game’s 2013 release.

The reveal from Microsoft comes less than a week after Sony previewed the latest version of its own long-time PlayStation racing simulator, Gran Turismo, at an event at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit marking the game’s 15th anniversary.

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