Ford Raptor becomes first car unveiled at Gamescom
For the second consecutive year Ford pitched up at Gamescom in Cologne, their European HQ, this time unveiling the Ranger Raptor and an exhilarating 4D race simulator.
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The Raptor became the first car unveiled at Gamescom (Credit: Ford)Either side of a stage there were eight Forza Horizon 4 gaming pods for the public to strap into and their progress was streamed onto the screen in front of me, neatly enhanced by commentary from a friendly German man from Ford.
That made sense to the casual passer by; Ford has a proud tie in with Forza dating back to 2015 where the Ford GT graced the cover of Forza Motorsport 6. In the press conference held just before the simulator fun began we were told by Roelant de Waard, VP of Marketing, Sales and Services, Ford of Europe that players have spent more 290 years in Forza Motorsport 7 driving Ford vehicles. That’squite a lot of years.
And de Waard spoke enthusiastically of the growing bond between Ford and gaming, even if onlookers may have required some convincing.
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While the trailer rolled, the black drapes to my side were pulled back and I found myself face to face with the Ford Ranger canada goose outlet toronto factory Raptor, an absolute beast, if I can be so blunt.
Described as going ‚off road’ just by being at Gamescom (nice line), the Ranger Raptor is the first vehicle to be released at the gaming exhibition, highlighting the car giant’s determination to be seen as part of gaming.
Canada Goose sale Now I couldn’t imagine driving the Raptor out of Gamescom and through the streets of Cologne but that wasn’t really the point. The Raptor is coming to Forza Horizon 4 garages (700,000 drivers owned the F 150 Raptor in Forza Motorsport 7) when the game releases and the Ford execs played up its sense of fun. something that shone through from the trailer alone. For that reason I can see the Ford brand staying relevant and even growing its audience in Forza. It all makes sense, Roelant. Canada Goose sale
buy canada goose jacket Air. Terrifying. (Credit: Ford)Confidence wasn’t exactly boosted when I realised I didn’t have the luxury of a tutorial and I received very little instruction other than ‚here are your pedals, the brake is stiff and you change gears with the paddles on the back of your steering wheel’. buy canada goose jacket
That said, it’s all about self belief. I’ve played Forza before and in real life I’ve still got my no claims. It couldn’t be that bad could it?
Well the first thing to note was the gyroscopic chair caused all manner of issues. Remember this simulator was described as ‚the nearest to real experience imaginable for driving a performance vehicle’ and as the lights changed to green and I hit the accelerator, all became clear.
My chair lurched, I tipped backwards, the three monitors in front of me seemed to engulf me and I had air blown in my face as I set off around the track. As intended, canada goose outlet jackets my senses were overwhelmed.
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Ultimately though, it left canada goose outlet seattle me with one thought: I’m not made for the life of high performance vehicles.
canada goose Approximately six minutes after I started, I hopped out safe in the knowledge I wouldn’t be troubling those recording the day’s fastest lap. canada goose
Racing sims have never been my forte but they were always entertaining whether you fancied yourself as a pro or more of an amateur there for the scenery. Though this might not be something everyone can canada goose outlet ontario try (it was built specifically for Gamescom), the depth and levels to this simulator gave me an experience in gaming I’d never had before and it was a pleasure to be one of the select few to say they’d had the smell of burnt rubber sprayed up their nostrils.
Forza Horizon 4 releases for the Xbox and PC on October 2 2018.
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