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.

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