Do You Want Rain, Weather and Night Racing In Forza 3? Tough Luck.

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Forza 3 is looking fantastic to say the least and is setting out to steal the limelight away from the Gran Turismo series and be the number one racing sim on any console.

Rumours recently arose that Forza 3 was going to be having a couple of tricks up it’s sleeve that were yet to be announced in the shape of weather effects, night racing and a rally mode.

Unfortunately, Gamezine has reported that Turn 10’s community manager Che Chou has posted on the official Forza 3 forums that there will be “No weather, night racing, or rally in the game.”

Gran Turismo is up on features, so tell me, does that mean that Forza 3 is moving further away from the racing sim trophy long before the race has even begun?

I have been a fan of the Gran Turismo series for a very long time now, and my time spent with Forza 2 on the Xbox 360 proved to me that I had more than one option. Now that Forza 3 and Gran Turismo 5 are on their way, a huge battle of the fanboys ensues as gamers argue over which one will be the better game.

Personally, I want to play both but the truth is that not everyone has both a Playstation 3 and an Xbox 360 and even with that aside, a lot of gamers don’t have tons of cash to spend and will ultimately only choose one.

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If I take a step back for a moment, I actually do find it ridiculous that either developer has had the nerve to refer to their games as true racing simulators, if only because neither have included weather effects in the games. We all know that when it comes to racing, weather can play a massive role in the outcome of a race so to omit the feature is a little on the silly side when you are trying to prove that your game is the real deal.

To be honest I can say that I don’t really care, if I want a real racing experience, I need to be on a real track in a real car. For now, I just want to have some fun on my console and if the game can deliver that, then I am more than happy to throw some money at it.

Last Updated: July 10, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • easy

    i read on gtplanet that gt5 is(rumour?) going to have night racing and weather effects.
    we’ll find out soon enough.

    but i agree with you, they both going to be fun no matter which one you pick.

  • Q121

    I dont want night racing, because the minute a game developer thinks night racing he thinks street tracks… and street tracks are just K**!!!!!!!

    Also have you ever raced at night, in real life (no not in your pumped up Uno turbo lite), it is NOT fun, and to do that realistically in a game will just lead to moaning.

    As far as weather goes, that should be a must ๐Ÿ™‚ And not just rain, WIND. Wind is a HUGE factor in racing, when there is a head wind down a main straight slip streaming becomes a challenge all on its own ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I actually had an Uno Turbo. It was so awesome and miss it so much ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I finally decided to sell it, and the guy that bought it from me got hit in the back by a double cab that was doing 160km/h while they were following a buddy being towed at 80km/h.

    What a waste of a great car.

    I have some pics of the wreck around here somewhere…

  • GT 5 has been confirmed to have dynamic weather and day/night cycles.So.I assume that means across the board.Btw. . . .Forza 3 has been touting Le Mans 24hr racing as a ‘trump card’ . . .um,so 24hrs of driving in the sun? Lame.Im buying GT5 and FM3. . .But lack of night tracks and weather contributed to its boringness.Im hoping GT5 has my car in,FM2 had it,97 M3. Im hoping Kaz puts it in there.

  • lack of day/night tracks in Forza 2 made it boring.

  • Q121

    Uno turbo was a quick bugger of a car… But I dont wana be inside one of them when you crash ๐Ÿ™

    Sorry that story confused me a bit… was the bakkie towing a car, or was the uno been towed?

  • The Uno was following a friends car (that was being towed), so they were only doing 80km/h when a double cab came up behind them at 160km/h and hit them from behind. 3 guys walked away and one had to have a couple of days in the hospital (he was right where the car was hit).

    Ill try dig up a pic quickly…

  • Fox1

    We want pics ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fox1

    How would we know if the rain/weather is simulated properly? And I racing always goes pear shaped in the rain. That’s why it’s not advisable to race in the rain :mrgreen:

  • Nick UT
    in loving memory…

    can’t find a pic of the crash… it’s disappeared.

  • Oh here it is… this is after the jaws of life had gotten a hold of it as well…


    ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  • easy

    dude! is that blood? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  • At the speed that the car got hit, you should be more amazed that it’s not a body part…

  • easy

    nasty stuff.

    it is a shame to see it like that though… my cti ended up in the condition 3 months after selling it

  • MaxiViper

    ya but in Forza 3 there is going to be A new single-player season mode will put the player through a completely personalized racing calendar that includes more than 200 different events, including Circuit, Oval, Drag, Drift, and Timed Events.No two calendars will be the same.

  • Q121

    Proves my point, No need for night racing in forza 3 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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