Though everyone at Team VVV Towers was jumping for joy when Turn 10 confirmed open-wheeled cars would feature in Forza Motorsport 5, one glaring point remained to dull our spirits a tad: no details on what sans-fender cars will appear in the game were mentioned.
That is, until now.
Whilst more will undoubtedly be added to the FM5 car roster, it's been confirmed that a trio of single-seater racing cars will be featured in the Xbox One's premier racing title from launch.
Vintage F1 fans will rejoice in the fact two legendary Formula One cars from the 1976 season - James Hunt's McLaren M23 and Niki Lauda's Ferrari 312-2 - shall be showcased in Forza 5, allowing players to emulate that iconic duel on the title's various licenced and fictional tracks.
If IndyCar racing is more up your street, then you'll be pleased to know that four teams competing in this year's IndyCar championship - Andretti Autosport (featured in the screengrabs and teaser trailer), Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and Team Penske - will be represented with their own Dallara IndyCar in Forza 5.
Turn 10 Studios assures us that more open-wheeled car confirmations will be announced over the course of the summer, along with other Forza Motorsport 5 announcements, so keep your eyes peeled on the Team VVV website over the coming months for when the Forza 5 news breaks.
With E3 in full swing, we've also got some Forza footage from the show floor in the pipelines, so do visit our YouTube channel for the latest FM5 gameplay clips.
I'll look forward to it and for once I'm not bothered wether its DLC or not because in terms of racing sims, Assetto Corsa is definitely more friendly on your pocket - free multiplayer etc. I hope that doesn't change when it leaves early access.
Its nice to see that they're not using lens flare, it really annoys me when its used in cockpit view because cockpit view is often for a more realistic driving experience yet it can be ruined by lens flare which is an effect only present on lenses (unsurprisingly). *ehem* Next Car Game *ehem*.
Yes this certainly has huge potential and mixing bikes with cars could be a good thing in terms of investment. Bike games have often been a mixed bag in terms of reception, so perhaps we'll see some bikes in GT7 and then if that works out, a full blown Tourist Trophy 2 further down the line.
I'm not going to get my hopes up because there have been too many rumors for far to long. But after GT6 the only thing that would make me buy another GT title would be the addition of bikes (and a good selection of those at that).
In regards to Tourist Trophy, that game still holds up today. Not perfect (bikes a tad to floatly) but over all it gave me the closest sense of how it feels to...
once upon time I use to buy multiple copies of Milestone titles (PS3, PC, Euro and US versions) but not anymore. Why try to support a company that doesn't care about it's customers. Can't say that MotoGP 14 was a disappointment because it was about as good as expected and that's not saying much. Same issues as always......A LACK OF EFFORT. and as such after 4 laps I just put the game away....