Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios, announced during E3 2013 that open-wheel cars will be making their series debut in Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One. This means that for the first time, Forza racing fans will be able to drive open-wheel cars that include both current and historic grand prix racing cars.
“Including open-wheel cars in ‘Forza Motorsport 5’ brings ‘Forza’ fans a whole new world of racing action,” said Alan Hartman, studio manager for Turn 10 Studios. “Players will be able to drive these incredible cars on a collection of world-famous race circuits as well as our Prague city track, which we debuted this week at E3. In addition, the brand new graphics engine in “Forza Motorsport 5,” powered by the Xbox One, will let ‘Forza’ players get closer than ever to these amazing cars and to really build an appreciation for these masterpieces of race engineering.”
Another first is that Forza Motorsport 5 will also feature Formula 1 cars, including the 1976 McLaren M23 and the 1976 Ferrari 312-2 cars driven by Niki Lauda and James Hunt, respectively, during the 1976 F1 Season. These cars will be available as a free download to all Forza Motorsport 5 players at launch.