Forza 6 telemetry will be sent to Ford

Top Gear has revealed that Forza Motorsport 6 telemetry data of the new Ford GT will be sent to Ford for use on their new GT Le Mans race car.

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Rookie_Monster1784d ago (Edited 1784d ago )

"Forza 6 replicates cars down to the precise weight and rigidity"

"In addition, the game now features terrifyingly accurate wet weather and night racing, along with the associated temperature drops and changes in grip level, both of which are a factor at Le Mans. Needless to say, we’re already hastily scribbling ‘test driver’ above ‘cinema concession stand technician’ on our CV."

Wow, even the temperature has a factor in game play, just like real life. Can't wait!

JonnyBigBoss1784d ago

Between Forza 6 and MGS5: TPP I am set for a long, long while.

Rookie_Monster1784d ago

Me too!

Preordered both at my Gamestop. Awesome time to be a gamer this Holidays as so many AAA games are coming but Forza 6 definitely will occupy the majority of my playtime.

PistolsAtDawn1784d ago

Why would anyone downvote this comment?

D3TH_D33LR1783d ago

Because this site is riddle with ps fanboys and PC mustard race elitists and xboners. Basically like every site, there's gonna be 10 year olds.

otherZinc1783d ago

Forza Motorsport 6 is going to be fantastic. I just can't wait.

SonofGod1783d ago

And people are calling Forza arcade LOL. At least that's what the armchair devs kept saying.

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windblowsagain1784d ago

Oh nooooooo. The ginger muppet.

Immorals1784d ago

You called?

OT I can't wait to spin out this car, the gt was great fun!

Lennoxb631784d ago (Edited 1784d ago )

Wow. That's going above and beyond. Sooner or later Forza will be used as a test drive before you buy simulator.

TheCommentator1784d ago

All I ever hear around here is how Forza isn't a sim like some other games are. Ford must not know what a real driving simulator is. /s

Gazondaily1783d ago (Edited 1783d ago )

Well their cars can only go in straight lines so yup, to Ford, Need for Speed is a sim :P

All joking aside, just take a look at the car that appears at the cover of the game and exercise caution in the sentiment. Not saying its not true at all as Forza looks great but I'd just take the comment with a pinch of salt as there is a clear corporate relationship here.

TheCommentator1783d ago

While I do see your point, I disagree.

To be more specific, why would Ford be sent tellemetry data from a game that wasn't producing usable real-world data for them? NFS didn't see Porsche banging down its doors for data from the game, despite their relationship, because it doesn't simulate reality.

green1782d ago

Actually, Ford Europe make some of the best handling cars in every category they are in.

InTheZoneAC1784d ago

except their own developers said it's not a true sim. It mostly is, but there are several things that keep it from being project cars...

LifeInNZ1784d ago

What does project cars have to do with this? Looking through your comment history do you even like gaming? You keep turning out negative comment after negative comment.

InTheZoneAC1783d ago

you get my responses due to responses like yours...

poppinslops1784d ago

Project Cars is too damn twitchy - granted, I've only played an unpatched version, but no amount of updates would ever get it to Forza's level... even if they were somehow able to patch it to run at 60fps, it would still have the crappy collisions and erratic handling.

Ford aren't using Project Cars, they're using Forza... that says it all.

Lamboomington1783d ago (Edited 1783d ago )

Sorry, but that doesn't 'say' anything. Ofcourse Ford are using Forza and not Project Cars.
How on earth would SMS get Ford to use their data ? You realize Microsoft being behind Forza is a huge factor here ? Forza 6 is most likely a very good sim to begin with, but you do realize how deals like this often work ? Ford not using PCars doesn't mean PCars has worse simulation.

Yes, Forza 6 looks incredible, and yes, it's simulation is probably very good. However, the fact that they have this thing with Ford doesn't make it a better simulator than the best PC sims all of a sudden. That logic doesn't work.

I'm not a hater, I'm excited for this game because it looks like a quality game. I don't like that OP brought PCars into this to begin with. Just don't discredit hardcore PC sims based on this Ford deal. That logic does not work at all.

poppinslops1783d ago

Who said anything about PC?
Yeah, Assetta Corsa's hardcore, but it wouldn't be of any use to Ford... there's a reason Turn 10 were the first outsiders to be told about the new GT, and it's RESPECT.

Ford want the most accurate representation of their new toy - otherwise they wouldn't bother collecting telemetry data, they'd just do it all internally, with their own custom-built simulators.

If their only goal was to advertise the car, they'd have taken it to a multiplatform title such as Project Cars or Need for Speed... Hell, that dark-blue GT would've been perfect for Sony's GT7 (which, like the Ford, won't be available anytime soon), but noooope.

Forza won because it's name is now a synonym for racing-sim.

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