Microsoft Corp. this week demonstrated Forza Motorsport 4 for the Xbox 360 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

The latest entry in franchise utilized the new Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel Peripheral to be sold this fall. The wireless wheel, which includes an L and R trigger and face buttons yielded very sensitive control in the cockpit with each steering adjustment measured accurately. In addition, the wheel produced force feedback in collisions.

In the current build, users could race through a snow-based mountain track with solid vehicular physics in each turn. Vehicle damage was relayed properly to cause abrupt feedback in each bash.

The AI was solid with the leader attempting multiple times to speed away or block an attempt to pass from the rear.

The graphics engine held at 60 frames-per-second in the cockpit with generous detail paid to the interior of the wheel, dash and console.

The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel will hold an MSRP of $59.99.

The first production run of Forza Motorsport 4 an exclusive ‘Ship Bonus’ in-game car pack that includes five vehicles. Inc. this week Subaru Impreza WRX STI to customers who pre-order the title.

Microsoft in Sept. will sell a new limited edition Xbox 360 320GB Gears of War 3 Bundle at $399.99.

Current Xbox 360 stand-alone SKUs include the Xbox 360 250GB hardware at $299.99 and the Xbox 360 4GB hardware at $199.99.

Bundle SKUs include the Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Special Edition Bundle at $399.99 and the Xbox 360 4GB with Kinect bundle at $299.99.

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