Forza Motorsport 6 is set for a September launch on the Xbox One after going gold on Thursday, but Microsoft also announced how prospective racers can get an early taste of the console’s signature racing simulation. A demo is coming along with early access for those who purchase the Ultimate Edition version of the game.
The Forza Motorsport 6 demo will be available as a free download from the Xbox Store Tuesday, September 1.
“The demo features a selection of the 460 Forzavista cars available in the full version, all with working cockpits and full damage,” Microsoft announced.
“You’ll experience highlights from the game’s 26 world-famous locales, including wet weather and night racing, all at a stunning 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.”
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Additionally, those that play the Forza 6 demo will receive the new Ford GT cover car automatically “for no additional cost.” The concept car will automatically be added to player’s garages the first time they fire the game up on the Xbox One after release.
Meanwhile, those that pre-order the Forza Motorsport 6 Ultimate Edition from the Xbox Store will receive five days early access, which starts on September 10. This is the digital only version of the game and it costs $99.99. That price comes with the game plus the Forza 6 Car Pass, VIP membership, the Fast & Furious Car Pack, a custom-painted 2015 Mazda MX-5, and the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack.
For those curious, VIP membership doubles race earnings and provides access to exclusive online events, five exclusive cars – 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale, 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato, 2013 Lamborghini Veneno, 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R, and the 1997 McLaren F1 – and other bonuses. It’s also only available through the Ultimate Edition or the $79.99 Deluxe Edition.
Today’s announcement also came with the final few tracks to round out the 26 locations that will be available in Forza 6. Turn 10 Studios states that there will be more than 100 ribbons (or variations) and, as per usual, there’s a mix of real world and fictional tracks to keep things interesting. A handful of tracks will also support wet-weather and/or night racing. You can see the full list of tracks below with the ones that will feature rain and puddles or racing under the lights marked appropriately.
- Autodromo Nazionale Monza
- Circuit of the Americas
- Sonoma Raceway
- Watkins Glen
- Brands Hatch (wet weather)
- Bernese Alps
- Circuit de Catalunya
- Circuit de Spa Francorchamps (wet weather and night racing)
- Daytona International Speedway (night racing)
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe (wet weather and night racing)
- Lime Rock Park
- Long Beach
- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
- Mount Panorama Circuit (Bathurst)
- Nürburgring (wet weather and night racing)
- Road America
- Road Atlanta
- Sebring International Raceway (wet weather and night racing)
- Silverstone (wet weather)
- Test Track
- Top Gear
- Yas Marina (night racing)
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