Two of the smoothest, most beautifully flowing tracks in the world will be coming to Forza 2 when it hits the Xbox 360 later this year. And, we finally know when that is. If you’ve been following along, the last nod of a release date came when Peter Moore said late June. Seems he was a bit pessimistic, with the developers now pegging a May 2007 release.
Here’s the full list of tracks announced today:
- Mugello Autodromo Internazionale
- Suzuka Circuit
- Sebring International Raceway
- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
- Tsukuba Circuit
- Road Atlanta
- Silverstone Circuit
- Nürburgring Nordschleife
- Maple Valley Raceway
- Sunset Peninsula Infield
- New York Circuit
- Test Track
Additionally, it seems each track has been completely custom built for the game:
Since we’ve built every track from the ground up (no assets or models were recycled from Forza 1), we’ve naturally gone in and added a ton of new detail to all the environments. More importantly, the track artists have followed up on a lot of suggestions, as well as corrections from track experts (e.g., track stewards) to make each track more accurate and true-to-life. Hundreds of Gigs of new GPS data (for elevation, dimensions, etc.) and reference materials were collected this time around in the pursuit of realism. Drift fans will be happy to know, for instance, that the drift loop has been added to Road Atlanta — if nothing else, we do it for the sake of being completist.
Mind you, Sebring, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, and Silverstone are nothing to scoff at, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Mugello and Suzuka, and while F1 may not be making official stops at either of these locales in 2007, you at least will be able to later this summer.