Hi, at college i have been doing game designs and i would like the family of forza just to comment on this idea and say if you would buy it or if you wouldn’t buy it and how much you would pay for it.
I propose that we build a photorealistic game mainly because photorealistic games can be highly addictive and a lot of players prefer photorealism games than any other style of game so there is a market audience for that type of game. The game is set in the UK and will be a detailed plan of the whole of the United Kingdom. The genre of the game will be a racing/adventure game. The aim of the game is to become the UK’S number 1 street racer. To achieve this you will have to gain respect(you gain “respect” from winning races the lower you come in the race the less respect you gain) to be able to challenge some of the best racers in the UK. You will also be able to race on track events and even participate in off road events.
The aim of the game is not the only thing you can do on the game, you can drive around and race other players from around the world, all of the roads are named after the roads in the UK and all of the houses in the UK are set in the same place on the game. You will be able to buy houses, this is an important feature because you cannot buy a car unless you have space to park it, so the more houses you buy the more space you have for cars, you can enter the houses and this will be where you can access trophies, edit settings and access races online. You will earn money and cars if you beat your opponents in races, when your respect gets higher you will get sponsorships from companies and they will ask the user to race for them, this would be the side mission.
To make the game realistic there would be police driving around who will try to arrest you if you break any laws e.g. speeding. If you get pulled over by the police, dependent on the crime you could get arrested, then you would have to wait 2 hours before getting out of jail or you will have to pay a fine.
There will be around 2000 cars to buy or to choose from and all the car dealers in the UK will stock the cars that are available on the game. All cars come with the amount of miles driven so you can buy a cheaper car which has more miles on the clock. To buy a cheap car you will have to go to your house and open your laptop and go on Autotrader, it will put up second hand cars from users of the game and NPC(Non-playable characters). If you want to buy a used car which is 50 miles away you will have to buy a tow and install it on the car then drive down to the house to pick it up with your car.
Some of your races will be hundreds of miles away you can access every city and teleport there with your car. You are not able to teleport to the race spots and you will still have to make your own way there. On the user interface will be the miles that the car is driven which can be seen at the bottom left hand corner, just above that is the MPH your car is doing and the revs of your car. In the bottom left will be the SatNav which will show the route of the destination you marked, it will also show how many miles to your destination. There will be day and night mode, this mode will be real-time to the UK and night street races can only be accessed at night fall. You will be able to access the whole map of the UK and it will show points of interest such as races, car dealership, body shops. They will be key terms on the left hand side of the map which shows what all the symbols mean on the map.
You can take your car to a garage and there you will be able to edit the settings of your car, at the garage you will be able to edit, the tyre pressure, gear ratios, wheel alignment, camber of the wheels, anti-roll bar stiffness (front and rear), differential of the car. You will also be able to add performance and handling parts to your car to make your car faster and to give your car better breaking and more grip around the corners. You can also go to body shops, the body shops will have parts for certain makes of cars e.g. if you had a Honda you would have to go to a Japanese body shop specialist. The body shop will have set parts in stock, or you can look for specific parts that they can ship in for you. These body parts are more unique but you have to wait 3 days real-time before the item is shipped to the body shop.
There will be abandoned cars in the UK, if you find an abandoned car then you will be able to tow it back to one of your houses and you can restore the car to make it look brand new. Restoration is cheaper than buying the car but it will still cost money to restore the car. The abandoned cars will be put in hidden places so the user will have to search all over the UK to find them, there will be over 150 abandoned cars and they can vary from cheap cars such as VW Golf Mk1 Gti to Ferrari 250 GTO.
When you have completed the game and become the number 1 racer in the UK NPC’s will challenge you daily and you will earn money from beating them, you will still be racing for sponsors and the championship for the races will re-occur over and over again so there is always an objective that you can do and always a way to earn large amounts of money. The championships you can drive in are: F1 championship, F2 championship, F3 championship, British touring car championship, Santa Pod drag championship, Destruction Derby, Alfa Romeo Championship, Saloons & Sportscar Championship, British GT Championship, Caterham Tracksport Championship, Formula Ford 1600cc Championship, Mazda MX-5 Championship, Ford Fiesta Championship, TVR Challenge, Ford Racing Series Super Mighty Minis Championship, Production GTi Championship, Porsche Championship and Volkswagen Racing Cup.
You can access different tracks in your car while on free roam; some of the tracks you can access are Oultonpark circuit, Thruxton circuit and the most famous Silverstone circuit. When driving around the track the game will save your top 10 times and you are able to make time save folders for example say you have a slow car and you still want to save the time you can make a folder and save the time in the folder which you can access at any of your houses.