Forza 4 will have Kinect support, Top Gear content

With a quick tease during this past weekend's Spike VGAs, Turn 10 Studios revealed its next project: Forza Motorsport 4. Microsoft confirmed today that Forza 4 will feature Kinect functionality -- the teaser trailer we've dropped after the break shows a brief moment that looks identical to a few of the features we saw at E3 this year.

Additionally, the studio is working with the US version of Top Gear "to create an automotive experience unlike anything before it" -- perhaps Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been cloned and will ship with copies of the game, cheering and jeering players as they pilot supercars? That remains to be seen. What we do know is that Forza 4 will drift into retail outlets sometime next fall.%Gallery-110457%
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The Green Flag Waves as "Forza Motorsport 4" Enters the Race in Fall 2011
"Forza Motorsport 4" will redefine the racing genre with controller-based and Kinect for Xbox 360-enabled gameplay to create the ultimate driving experience

Fire up your Xbox 360 and brace yourself for the most anticipated racing game of 2011. As part of the annual Video Game Awards on SPIKE TV, Microsoft gave a thrilling first glimpse at what's in store for gamers next year, announcing the highly anticipated arrival of Turn 10 Studios' "Forza Motorsport 4" in fall 2011.

The definitive racing game of 2011, "Forza Motorsport 4" will bring together genre-defining, controller-based racing, the power and freedom of Kinect, and content from leading brands like "Top Gear" to create an automotive experience unlike anything before it. Stop by today to see Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood from the HISTORY channel's "Top Gear"* introduce "Forza Motorsport 4" in their own way, and view the dramatic announcement trailer.

"Forza Motorsport 4" will be the most expansive and vividly realistic automotive experience across any console, bringing you closer to the edge than you've ever been before. Through the power of Kinect, players will be able to step through the TV screen and jump into the driver's seat while the engaging controller-based experience will let you take on the bone-jarring physics, unparalleled levels of customization, and rosters of dream cars and tracks. Offering gameplay that will electrify racing fans and excite car lovers and novices alike, the highest-rated racing franchise of this generation returns in fall 2011.

For fans looking for the best racing experience available today, the "Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection" for Xbox 360 is in stores now** and includes the award-winning racing title, all previously released Game Add-ons, and the Koenigsegg CCX, LEXUS LFA, and Mercedes Benz SLS-AMG supercars as part of the "Stig's Garage Car Pack." Owners will also receive a special 90-minute video compilation featuring "Top Gear" hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, as well as an exclusive Xbox LIVE "Top Gear" premium dashboard theme.

*"Top Gear," hosted by Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara, can be seen on HISTORY, Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
**"Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection" is available in the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany and Japan, and will be available in other countries and regions in early 2011.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.