If you're still on the fence about biting the bullet and putting down a pre-order on forthcoming racer Forza Motorsport 4
, then perhaps this will help loosen your purse strings.
Starting today, the Forza Motorsport 4 Pre-Order Incentives Program
is open to all. However, it's worth noting a Twitter or Facebook account will be required for this to work.
Between now and the launch of Forza 4 starting October 11, everyone who pre-orders will be eligible to receive special in-game gifts if they follow the steps below. This is our way of thanking those of you who have purchased Forza 4 early and welcoming you to the thriving, vibrant Forza Motorsport community.
So how about the steps you need to take, in order to make yourself eligible for goodies of the free kind? First up you need to actually place your pre-order. If you're in the US, now may be a good time to check our previous article
to weigh up your retailer specific pre-order bonuses in order to maximise your gains.
For UK gamers, here's your retailer specific pre-order bonuses as noted by OXM
- Subaru Impreza WRX STI, available exclusively when pre-ordering at GAME
- MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, available exclusively when pre-ordering at Gamestation
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, available exclusively when pre-ordering at Amazon.co.uk
- Honda CR-Z EX, available exclusively when pre-ordering at HMV
- BMW 1 Series M Coupe, available exclusively when pre-ordering at The Hut, Zavvi.com, Shopto.net and Play.com
Once you've made your decision and logged a pre-order with a retailer, this part is complete. For clarification, here are the rules and steps verbatim from Turn10.
Send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Gamertag (just the Gamertag) in the subject line. This can be either a scanned copy or a photograph of your receipt in JPEG format. Be sure and write your Gamertag on the receipt and make sure the date is clearly legible. Be sure to include your Xbox LIVE Gamertag in the subject line of your e-mail. And, before you ask, yes we WILL be looking at all the e-mails to make sure you included your receipt.
With the e-mail sent on it's merry way, with your scanned attachment, next up is confirming via Twitter or Facebook that you have done so, and in the process drumming up a little more advertising for them.
Let us know you pre-ordered by either leaving us a message on our official Forza Motorsport Facebook page
, or by sending us a Tweet with the hashtag #buyforza4.
A note here, when they say 'send us a tweet', you need not @ them. Simply tweeting with the above hash tag should be enough, as shown on their site
Once you've done that, then the process is complete. Additional details on the gifts will be 'coming soon', and we'll of course be feeding you the details as soon as we know more.