Forza 4, set for release later this year on Xbox 360, will be the best looking game of the year, according to a survey which has made it into Kotaku's hands.

The survey claims Turn 10's upcoming racer will be the "best looking game of the year with graphic fidelity 10 times better than the previous version, including new lighting and shading models."

We're also told that an "automotive world tour" will offer an increased variety of "challenges and events you participate in." Petrol heads will also be pleased to hear that there'll be more than 500 cars from 80 manufacturers.

There's also plenty of stuff promised for casual gamers wishing to play using Kinect.

"By using Kinect for Xbox 360, racing fans can now use head tracking to peer into a corner or their voice to control the game menus and interface," stated the survey.

"For more casual players you can enjoy sitting or standing controller free and racing alongside your friends, simply by holding your hands at 10 and 2."

Players will also be able to use Kinect to navigate a virtual showroom, leaning about cars thanks to the narration of Jeremy Clarkson.

There was also one more nugget. The survey asks respondents to rate their interest in an open-world Forza game, with go anywhere racing. Perhaps this is where the franchise could be heading in the future.

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