Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 to link to Bathurst 1000

Xbox One Racing Team to participate in 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000; Mount Panorama track will be included in Forza Motorsport 5 for the Xbox One.

UPDATE: Microsoft has clarified that players will be asked to connect to Xbox Live whilst playing Forza Motosport 5 in order to download a new set of Drivatar opponents and access additional content. Gameplay will not be blocked while the download is active in the background.

The original story follows below.

Xbox Australia today announced the entry of the Xbox One Racing Team in the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. To tie in with the event, upcoming racing game Forza Motorsport 5 will include the Bathurst track, Mount Panorama, when it launches exclusively for the Xbox One.

As the wildcard entrant in the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the Xbox One car will be racing with drivers Andy Priaulx and Mattias Ekström behind the wheel. The Xbox One racing team will be racing with the latest Holden VF Commodore.

Developer Turn 10 revealed earlier this year that Forza Motorsport 5 will require a one-time internet connection to Xbox Live when first started. The game will run at 60 frames per second in a native 1080p resolution.

Forza Motosport 5 will be released on November 22 alongside the Xbox One console. Fans who pre-order the game at retail or purchase it on Xbox Live within two weeks of launch will receive the Day One edition, which grants bonus cars.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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8 comments
mrveryodd
mrveryodd

Pretty sure this is going to sell a few extra xbox ones now forza has bathurst 

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Forza you can do no wrong in my book.

Jasonxr6T
Jasonxr6T

Hopefully all four championship manufactures will be in Forza 5 as well.

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

me jealous.

would love to see the Isle of Man TT circuit made in a game too

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Andy Priaulx and Mattias Ekström?

Whoa,these guys are great touring car drivers.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator moderator

So the rumours of the Bathurst track are true.

That is an awesome paint job.

GTR12
GTR12

@sladakrobot Touring cars are vastly different to V8's, more power, heavier and this is 1000kms, way more than touring cars do it at once.