One of the features that was used to sell the press, and by association gamers at large, on the Xbox 360’s new and improved focus on Xbox Live prior to the console’s launch was the promise of online auction houses. J Allard and Peter Moore spoke of a future where a person, who might necessarily be a hardcore gamer, could still reap the benefits of the service by creating and selling content over Xbox Live. To date, more than a year after that speech at E3, this still has not happened.
According to [url=http://www.forzamotorsport.net]news from Microsoft today[/url], the closest we may expect to get, at least in the foreseeable future, is an online auction house to be implemented in the upcoming racer Forza Motorsport 2. The game’s developers at Turn 10 has created an in-game marketplace for players to show off their custom creations, as well as trade or even sell them on a global scale using in-game credits. This will let players complete their collection of the game’s 300+ cars, or grab a player’s unique creation.
In addition, Microsoft also took the opportunity today to confirm a new batch of manufacturers that will be represented in the game. In addition to the recently revealed Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati, the game will also include cars from Aston Martin, Jaguar, Bentley, Lotus, TVR, Saab, Volvo, and McLaren. Forza Motorsport 2 is expected to ship to retail this May.