Forza 5 launches on the Xbox One with over 200 cars in its roster as well as 16 tracks. Turn 10 announced that for $49.99, gamers can pick up a Season Pass that will give them six monthly DLC packs of 10 additional cars each. Even with those extra cars, the list of cars and tracks in Forza 5 is about half as long as its predecessor. Notably, Nurburgring is one of the missing venues. Forza 4 shipped with 26 tracks and over 500 cars. Eurogamer asked Dan Greenawalt of Turn 10 why the next-gen game ships with less content than the previous installment.
“We’re looking at laser scanning of everything moving forward – that’s what it comes down to. We want that to be the standard for next-generation. Our goal’s not to carry old content over – and even with all the cars, we did the same process. There were some inaccuracies, and some cars were old-spec that we’d updated from Forza 2 to 3 to 4. But they didn’t have the poly count where we wanted it – and they weren’t as easy to up-res, so we just recaptured them. Some of them, the spec was good and we could add polygons where we needed them. So it came down to this rating system – and any track or car that wasn’t an A grade got either chucked or recaptured.”
Greenawalt mentioned that additional DLC tracks may also be coming. Forza 5 launches on November 22nd.