Bathurst comes to Forza 5 on Xbox One

Image of Mount Panorama in Forza 5
Forza 5 will feature Mount Panorama, home of the Bathurst V8 Supercar race.

MICROSOFT has confirmed that Mount Panorama will be a playable track in Forza 5.

It made the announcement yesterday along with revealing a V8 Supercars’ partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering.

“Few circuits have been requested more by the worldwide Forza fanbase than Bathurst, and for good reason,”Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios said.

“It holds a special place in motorsport history as one of the most demanding and challenging circuits in the world.

“In addition, the timing couldn’t be better to finally bring Bathurst to the Forza series; with Forza Motorsport 5, we’re able to bring the circuit to life in a way that nobody else can.”

Turn 10 will use precision mapping technology to recreate Mount Panorama in all of its gruelling glory.

“Through the use of cutting-edge technology like laser-scanning and our new materials-based graphics engine, we can now precisely reproduce the characteristics of every corner, straight and detail to sub-centimeter accuracy; from the narrow twists and turns of the Esses, to the thrilling rollercoaster sprint down the Conrod Straight, Greenwald said.

“This is the Bathurst that racing fans have been asking for years and we’re proud to bring it to them in Forza Motorsport 5.’”

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