Forza Motorsport 7 To Offer New “Wheel” Features
Forza Motorsport is one of the key franchise for racing simulator fanatics and has been evolving ever since its launch.
In the racing genre, there are quite a few notable series. From Need for Speed to Gran Turismo, racing games are typically shipped focusing on one of two main sub-genres: simulator and arcade. Forza Motorsport is a strong top contender when it comes down to simulation racing, while Forza Horizon offers a completely different approach. That said, the 7th installment for the simulation series is in development already.
Having played Forza Motorsport 3, 4, 5, and 6, I can say that, from my experience, the last title wasn’t on par. Set aside a slight visual upgrade and a new water resistance physics incorporation, the game felt the same as Motorsport 5. Naturally, expectations are high for the 7th game. As it turns out, new things will be added to game!
In a blog post by “#member28” on fanatec.com, the user revealed that he will be attending a meeting with the Turn 10 team to discuss the next Motorsport game. He asked the readers and his followers what they would like to ask the developer. A few days later, he updated the post, revealing that there is a new person taking care of physics and force feedback.
“I had a very good meeting with them and I am happy to report that there is a good chance that a lot of things will change for the better in upcoming FM titles. There is a new person who is responsible for physics and force feedback and this is a “wheel guy”,” said the user.
The newcomer in question isn’t just a video game developer, but also a real live racer backed by car engineering and PC simracing experience.
With the PC market going up, it is crucial to deliver a good wheel experience as well.
“The PC market seems very important for them and they are aware that this market is dominated by wheel users. Therefore, we will intensify our co-operation and get the best out of the games for wheel users. I cannot confirm at this point what features can be implemented but the interest to do so is very high.”
Exact details as to what will be new to the series has yet to be revealed, but with a new face on the team, we should expect changes in physics and feedback.