I sincerely apologize for the lack of Forza Motorsport 6 coverage lately; hopefully you have gone to other sites to read the previews, watch the videos, and discuss the XBOX One’s upcoming flagship racer.
The Forza news I’m going to report on today is something the series has done as far back as 2005 with the launch of the original game, and that is pad the car roster by counting different liveries as an individual car. Reddit user NikiLouder has posted a complete list of all the purpose built race cars available in Forza Motorsport 6 sorted by class, and instantly it’s apparent the car roster is a bit deceptive. Instead of allowing you to pick one base model of a car, and then choose the specific livery you want (as if you were selecting the color of your street car), every individual
Instead of including one generic Formula E car and allowing users to create (and sell) all of the liveries that ran during the 2014 – 2015 season on the Storefront, there are now ten of the same car in Forza 6.
The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series has not fared any better, with ten cars shoved into the game when there was only a need for two – the Honda and Chevrolet.
The 2015 V8 Supercars Season is represented fairly well, with ten cars featuring all five different manufacturers currently on the circuit.
Yet as we cross into the GT side of the spectrum, multiple versions of the same Ferrari 458, BMW Z4, and McLaren 12C pad the car count. On the plus side, I’m sure many online leagues will figure out how to balance all of these cars to run in the same class, as a fair portion of the modern GT grids are represented.
Moving on to Touring Cars, again we have two cars when we really only needed one.And this theme remains with Modern Endurance Racing, with multiple counts of the Mazda 787B, Ferrari 333SP, BMW V12LMR, and Audi R8.
Yet, as we look at the other series featured in Forza 6, the car selection is strangely diverse. When it comes to Formula One cars, a good, diverse selection of cars throughout history are included. The game includes two Auto Union era cars, four cars from the Grand Prix Legends timeframe, three cars from the Rush era, and a modern Lotus F1 car.
And to confuse us even more, it’s as if Turn 10 finally decided hey, it’s stupid to pad the car count with simple livery changes, so we should just include one Spec Miata and Formula Ford.