It's easily the most sought after track for fans of racing games here in Australia, but it turns out that the Bathurst 1000 was also one of the most request tracks for Forza Motorsport 5 on a global scale. So Turn 10 Studio has answered the call: today Microsoft announced that the Bathurst race will feature in Forza for the first time on Xbox One.
Alongside the track, two V8 Supercars will also be among the vehicles playable in the game when it launches alongside the Xbox One on November 22.
“Xbox has had a strong association with the sport of V8 Supercars over the last decade and for years Australians have been asking us to include the Bathurst track into the Forza Motorsport games," said Alan Bowman, Regional Vice President, Microsoft, Greater Asia Region. "We have taken notice and to celebrate the inclusion of the Bathurst track and two V8 supercars in ‘Forza Motorsport 5’."
According to Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Turn 10 Studios, the inclusion of Bathurst into Forza has been a long time coming.
"Few circuits have been requested more by the worldwide Forza fanbase than Bathurst, and for good reason," he said. "It holds a special place in motorsports history as one of the most demanding and challenging circuits in the world.
"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.'"