Microsoft have just announced that in October of this year, we will see the release of a brand new Ultimate Edition of Forza 3.
The Ultimate Edition will ship with all of the previously available DLC on the disc as well as something a little more special. That’s right, Microsoft have teamed up with the blokes from Top Gear to ensure that Forza 3 isn’t soon forgotten.
More after the jump.
Forzamotosport.net have posted up what we can expect from the new Top Gear partnership with features that will be included in the Ultimate Edition. Here they are:
“Stig’s Garage Car Pack” — This free Add-on Pack is exclusive for Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection owners and will feature three of the hottest supercars around: the Lexus LFA, the Koenigsegg CCX, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG. Look for profiles on all three of these amazing rides here at forzamotorsport.net in the coming weeks.
Exclusive Top Gear video feature — Produced exclusively for Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection owners, this free downloadable 90-minute feature will be a compilation of Top Gear segments showcasing the variety and insight that has become the series’ hallmark.
Xbox LIVE Top Gear Premium Theme — Put the Stig on your dashboard; this free exclusive Top Gear dashboard theme will only be available for Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection owners.
It seems pretty clear to me that Microsoft and Turn 10 have made this important deal with the world’s most popular car show in order to try and not disappear completely after the launch of Gran Turismo 5 later this year.
It’s a big deal for them, and a great amount of content for any Xbox 360 gamer but I still don’t know if it will be able to keep any eyes off of the spectacularly good looking and feature filled Gran Turismo 5 with much ease.
Gran Turismo 5 still has the Top Gear test track, and that’s what all the fans really want. It’s highly possible that Gran Turismo 5 will retain the exclusivity of the test track for a short time after launch, with Microsoft eventually being able to release it for Forza 3 later down the line.
Last Updated: October 1, 2010