Not contempt with having just one of the world's most high-profile supercars - the McLaren P1 - in the game, Microsoft has also confirmed it has currently exclusive rights to use the Macca's arch rival from Maranello in Forza Motorsport 5.
To help celebrate the oddly named LaFerrari's inclusion in the Xbox One launch game (bar having an entire DLC car pack named after the most advanced Ferrari road car to date), a new trailer has been released, featuring to-camera pieces from Microsoft Studios' Phil Spencer and Ferrari's design director Flavio Manzoni on the high-tech supercar's role in the equally technically impressive Forza game.
The trailer also briefly mentions a new partnership between Ferrari and the Forza Motorsport brand, hinting that there may be more Ferrari-related content in the pipelines for the current Forza game, and perhaps in any other titles in the franchise that are still in the development stage.
It's worth pointing out, though, that it doesn't appear the LaFerrari won't be exclusive to the Forza franchise, as was the case for a while with the Pagani Huayra in Need for Speed 2: Unleashed a few years ago - a disclaimer at the end of the trailer states the car is "exclusive for a limited time", which should please those who'd like to see the current Ferrari halo car in a racing game other than Forza Motorsport 5.
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To help celebrate the oddly named LaFerrari's inclusion in the Xbox One launch game
As the La Ferrari isn't included in the launch game without forking out a further $49.99. Similar to the Lotus F1 car, which is only unlockable through purchase via in game credits or paid for tokens.
Its a shame that they're shutting down but it should mean that Raceroom improves as in my opinion its lagging behind the other main sims (surely this must be the main cause for their bankruptcy?) The game has potential and an acceptable amount of content to buy, however I think the prices for individual cars and tracks is a little steep considering the quality of them compared to Assetto Corsa...
Always feel these sorts of packs are all very,,,meh. But how you can include a Merc in a "Best of British" baffles me, regardless of where it was built. Surely there are better example of British sportscars from the past that can be used? Anyway, microtransactions are the way forward and I like DLC but throw in a track or something, no?
Just need the games room to be sorted...might have to just check this out on a friends setup instead. ;o)
...and less shiny graphics. Not everything in real life looks brand new all the time.
Always like it when a new potential big-hitter arrives on the scene for what is already seen as a market dominated by Forza and GT. Really very interested to see how this looks when its released on console.