Little information has slipped out about Forza 2 since the TGS and X06, but recently the entire Forza Website has undergone a complete transformation in preparation for some of the games new online features. And these features are really, really cool. The first announced feature that comes as no surprise is photo mode, with useds being able to take photos of their cars in the game and then being able to upload 5 photos at a time to view on their computer or download and do whatever else they could possibly want to do with them. More new online options include tournaments, similar to PGR3 you will first have to qualify to get in a tournament and then fight to the death to win the glorious trophy. And naturally there will be online scoreboards of every kind that you can also view on your computer. But I’m just getting warmed up.
Shown above is probably one of the coolest ideas ever in Forza 2. With online auctions for cars, you can buy, sell, and trade your cars not only from your 360, but also from your PC. Sellers can create custom paintjobs(the artists in the original Forza were mothing short of amazing) and lock them to the cars to make them truly unique offerings. All cars coome with a detailed history of when the car was bought, what modifications were made, even how many miles were on it(luckily for us high miles does not mean ANYTHING here), and so much more. When you buy a car, not only do you get all the add-ons that come with it, but any parts ever bought for the car will be included.
The picture above is a nice look at what you might expect from Forza 2 in visual terms. The team is testing the game in 1080p(among all the other resolutions) to make sure your eyes have a visual feast. Forza 2 will run at 60 frames a second, and from what I can tell, be absolutely gorgeous.
Turn 10 has also updated the car list which can be found here. Other new information about the game is it will have full compatability with the Wireless Racing Wheel and will(from previews done by IGN) be pretty friggin sweet. The game will come with over 300 cars but will also have downloadable content. The new physics engine is a beast and will include full damage models and many more complicated things that you the normal human being would not understand at all. The game will ship in May. Happy Racing!