2023 has just begun, but information about a future Forza Motorsport game is already emerging. By racing champions against some of the best drivers in the world, gamers shone. Here’s the sim racing news of the week.
In the absence of a release date, Forza Motorsport fans will be content with some information at the start of the year. After all, during the Developer_Direct conference, the future title Turn 10 was put forward. An opportunity to discover the gameplay sequence and additional information about this upcoming opus.
Particular attention will be paid to the new graphics. This concerns the new implemented drawing model, which responds better to light. Also dirt on cars is now more realistic.
The tracks will also be more detailed, with new environments, new route (Kyalami in South Africa), dynamic weather. Finally, there are new physical vehicle models and over 100 new vehicles. Which makes the wait even more difficult for fans of the series.
Simracers compete against real racers on the snow in Sweden
This last weekend of January is finally marked by another atypical competition: the Race of Champions. The latter brings together some of the best drivers in the world in Sweden on a snowy track. The latter compete according to the principle of duels to determine who is the best among them. A sort of world cup for racing drivers.
Among the participants are also two gamers: Jarno Opmeer and Lucas Blakely. The two men qualified after a competition between simracers from all over the world called eROC. Then they were able to match some of the best drivers on the planet during the Race of Nations Race of Champions, contested on January 28th. This had some success as Lucas Blakely notably beat Valtteri Bottas and Mika Hakkinen.
PLAYERS RAISE! @LucasBlakeley01 defeats @F1MikaHakkinen to take Team eROC to the next round of the Nations Cup! 😱#F1Esports #ROCSweden https://t.co/QWX33kj0Cl
— Formula 1 (@F1) January 28, 2023
Romain Grosjean, virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans winner
On January 14 and 15, 2023, the 24 Hours of Virtual Le Mans competition was also held. 24 Hours virtual competition held at the Le Mans circuit in rFactor 2. Team Redline #2 won the LMP (prototype) category. As for GTE, the winner was R8G Esports (Romain Grosjean’s esports team) with number 888.
The Peugeot team, participating in their first virtual race, finished 18th in the LMP. Great performance by Alpine with the support of Race Clutch esports team finishing 4th in the LMP. For his part, Max Verstappen, who was included in the #1 Redline crew, did not finish due to an error.
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