Forza Motorsport 6 was announced today with a reveal trailer put out by Microsoft. As part of Microsoft’s continued partnership with Ford, the newly unveiled production model of the Ford GT will play a prominent role in the seminal racing simulator from Turn 10 Studios. You heard right, the Ford GT is back.
The game will be playable at E3 2015 and will also feature other marquee Ford vehicles like the Shelby Mustang GT350 and the Shelby tuned Ford F-150 Raptor. If this partnership keeps bearing fruit, we might see some additional vehicles like the North American version of the Ford Focus RS or even Ken Block’s custom Ford Fiesta ST RX43, his Gymkhana Fiesta ST HHV or even his custom AWD 1965 Mustaing ‘Hoonicorn’.
I don’t care that the announcement trailer is just the new Ford GT at the Detroit Auto Show and the in-game model. It’s the Ford GT. The Ford GT is back. Ford GT.
Aside from the obvious cover-boy nature of the Ford GT, there is no real surprise that Forza Motorsport 6 is on its way. The franchise began alternating years with its Motorsport series and the Forza Horizon series beginning in 2011 with Forza Motorsport 4.
Hopefully Turn 10 learned their lesson following the negative feedback Forza 5 received for its aggressive use of microtransactions and in-game currencies. Forza Horizon 2 rectified much of these concerns by following a traditional career growth model which was augmented by additional DLC.
Did I mention the Ford GT is back?