Forza Motorsport 5 Launch Trailer + “Post Launch Support” News

Besides the new launch trailer above and other videos, I received this press release yesterday about “Unmatched Post-Release Support”. That’s a very bold statement considering the competition. The folks at Sony / Polyphony / Gran Turismo continue to patch and add to Gran Turismo years after release. Coming out with DLC or “car packs” monthly doesn’t seem like support but more like PR and a way to make more money on the title. I am looking forward to FM5, but I’m honestly tired of the hype.. Let’s go racing already !  What do you think about it ? Would you rather see a new title every year, or have the company support it for let’s say up to five years ?

Here’s the press release I got.

“Forza Motorsport 5” to Deliver Unmatched Post-Release Support

Beginning with LaFerrari Car Pack at launch, New Cars Available Every Month, Bundled or A La Carte

Forza Motorsport has been the foremost racing video game franchise in its support and development of post-release content, delivering new cars months before they hit showrooms, and continuing to add automotive icons sought after by fans around the world.

The tradition will continue on Xbox One with “Forza Motorsport 5” Car Packs to be released on a monthly basis following the launch of “Forza Motorsport 5”.  For the first time ever, every vehicle will be available in Forzavista mode; allowing players to explore every inch of each car… inside and out.

Each “Forza Motorsport” Car Pack will include ten individual cars, with the first pack arriving on Friday, November 22, and subsequent packs available the first week of every month, beginning January through May 2014 (for a total of 6 individual car packs). Fans of specific makes and models may choose to purchase individual cars, a la carte, while devout fans may opt for the “Forza Motorsport 5” Car Pass. The “Forza Motorsport 5” Car Pass is for the racing fan looking for the ultimate driving experience, and gives full access to the first six “Forza Motorsport 5” Car Packs for $49.99, at a savings of 18% versus purchasing individually.

The LaFerrari Car Pack, available on launch day for Xbox One and “Forza Motorsport 5,” is the first opportunity for fans around the world to enter the cockpit of Ferrari’s long-awaited new hypercar. Powered by an innovative 950-hp hybrid engine and limited to 499 global production units, when released, the LaFerrari will be one of the fastest and rarest cars in the world, and “Forza” fans will get the unique chance to drive the digital experience before anyone else.

In addition to the LaFerrari, the pack will include nine additional cars, details of which will be unveiled by the “Forza” team soon. More information regarding the “Forza Motorsport 5” LaFerrari Car Pack will be shared on Nov. 18, 2013. Stay tuned to for all news.