This week marks the long-awaited release of Forza Motorsport 5, signalling the dawn of next generation racing games. To kick off our coverage, we've got a very special first look direct feed gameplay video in glorious 1080p provided by Eurogamer's Digital Foundry as part of their extensive performance analysis of Forza Motorsport 5.
Not only do we get a first look at Forza 5's improved replays allowing us to basque in Prague's picturesque beauty, but it's also the first time we've been able to hear the engine sounds in their purity – and my do these cars purr. In fact, I'd go as far to say that Forza 5's sound effects have been undersold by Turn10, instead relying on its pretty graphics and immaculate car models to swoon us. This really is the most authentic car audio we've heard yet in a console racing game, blowing GT6's lackluster engine notes out of the water. Forza 5's engines grunt with brutal savagery, tyres squeel under heavy braking and then there's the realistic reverb effects as you soar through tunnels.
//www.youtube.com/embed/_t9NcWYkRUUWe'll have more Forza 5 coverage soon, where we'll hopefully be exploring the Xbox One's flagship racer with Thrustmaster's new 458 TX wheel.