The American Le Mans Series has teamed up with the highest rated racing video game franchise of this generation for a two-year partnership that will bring the thrill of the automotive world to fans everywhere, whether in-game or at the track.
Turn 10 Studios, creators of the top-rated “Forza Motorsport” video game franchise, and the ALMS will partner across a range of events and content celebrating the famed racing series as well as the launch of “Forza Motorsport 4” on Oct. 11, exclusively on Xbox 360.
As the official racing game partner of the American Le Mans Series, “Forza Motorsport 4” will provide the “Forza Motorsport” community with unrivaled access to American Le Mans Series racing, including realistic in-game tracks and cars. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to test drive “Forza Motorsport 4” at select race events before it launches in October.
“Our partnership with ALMS signifies the joining of two great automotive forces,” said Alan Hartman, Studio Manager of Turn 10 Studios. “We're pushing the limits in ‘Forza Motorsport 4' and taking peoples' love of cars to a new level. Xbox and ‘Forza Motorsport 4' will without a doubt be the best place to enjoy the iconic American Le Mans Series if you aren't at the track racing yourself.”
The partnership introduces more ways than ever for racing fans to get into the automotive entertainment they love, including:
- Immersive community activities and events hosted by the America Le Mans Series and “Forza Motorsport 4”
- The most stunningly realistic racing circuits and cars that fans know and love from the ALMS, including Sebring, Road Atlanta, Road America, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and 26 ALMS cars
- Tune in! Catch the racing action live by tuning in to all of the American Le Mans Series race broadcasts via ESPN3 on Xbox LIVE
“The American Le Mans Series is about delivering the ultimate sports car racing experience for race fans and automotive enthusiasts around the world,” American Le Mans Series president and CEO Scott Atherton said. “Partnering with Turn 10 Studios and naming ‘Forza Motorsport 4' as our official racing game partner unites our mutual passion for racing and provides our loyal fans even more ways to experience the American Le Mans Series. I don't know of any other racing series that gives its fans the opportunity to both watch live racing and race the cars and tracks themselves on the same gaming console.”
“Forza Motorsport 4” is now available by pre-order, with a Limited Collector's Edition and a “Launch Bonus” car pack (supplies will be limited). The Limited Collector's Edition, which comes with bonus content and VIP membership, will retail for $79.99 (ERP) and the Standard Edition will retail for $59.99 (ERP). Visit: http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/preorder.aspx for more details.