Forza Motorsport 5 Trailer Hits FilmSpeed

By Rich Stone, 3 years ago
Everyone knows by now what a massive Forza fan I am (and if you don't I suggest you check out our podcasts).

I saw this video on my Xbox dashboard the other day and thought it was cool. I noticed that we hadn't covered it and I thought it deserved a wider audience, so I bring you Forza Motorsport 5 "FilmSpeed":

Two Worlds Come Together, One Frame at a Time

No other racing game approaches the realistic physics and handling and graphic fidelity of Forza Motorsport 5, and all those things in combination are why Forza best delivers the feeling of racing.

We've captured game footage the only way a game like Forza Motorsport deserves to be captured ... with a camera bolted into the engine block of a McLaren 12C supercar as it blasts past 680 frames printed on aluminum panels at a maximum filming speed of 120mph.

Though this may look like it was computer generated, what you're watching was shot entirely in-camera. Check out the behind the scenes features for more.


Zoetropes date back all the way to 180 AD, although zoetropes as we know them were invented by William George Horner in 1833. A cylinder has vertical slits cut into its side. A piece of paper with a set of sequenced drawings is placed around the inside of the cylinder. When the cylinder is spun, any person looking through the slits will see what appears to be a moving image. The film's host Rutledge Wood explains the concept behind the creation of the world's fastest zoetrope.



Of course, creating the world's fastest zoetrope involves a lot of careful planning.



Not only do you need to position the boards correctly, you need a fast car. Preferably, a car that looks good too. Enter the Mclaren 12C. Despite the massive weight created by adding a camera, rigging and batteries to the car's rear, it still managed to keep a consistent speed.



I guess though, the most important question is why did they create the world's fastest zoetrope? Well, there's no point in creating a racing game if the player doesn't feel like they're moving at speed.



Start your engines for Forza Motorsport 5's arrival on November 22nd for the Xbox One.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!