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New Forza MotorSport 5 ‘FilmSpeed’ Trailer Blends Digital and Real-World Racing

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Posted on September 19, 2013 AT 12:41pm

Microsoft debuted a new trailer for Forza Motorsport 5 today, as teased last week by way of still frames sent to the EGM office.

The trailer contains Forza 5 gameplay footage brought to life by blowing the trailer out into 680 frames printed on aluminum panels spread across a race track re-recorded by a camera attached to the engine block of a McLaren 12C supercar. As seen in the video (embedded below), the camera angles taken captured in the Forza 5 trailer are duplicated in the filming of the McLaren capturing the still frames, creating a rather interesting, somewhat silly in a pretentious sort of way, but still cool meta trailer moment.

Forza Motorsport 5 was announced during the Xbox One reveal in May. The fifth Forza title will feature open-wheel cars—a first for the franchise—including the Dallara DW12 IndyCar and Formula One cars, the McLaren M23, the Ferrari 312T2, and a car from the upcoming Ron Howard picture Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth.

Forza 5 launches alongside the Xbox One on November 22 in North America and Europe.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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