Exclusive Forza 5 Gameplay - Lotus F1 at Yas Marina

Check out the new-to-Forza Yas Marina circuit from the cockpit of a Lotus F1 race car in this exclusive Forza 5 footage.

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24 comments
Jamaicangmr
Jamaicangmr

Very flamboyant shift animation they really didn't need to be that exaggerated. I have never seen an F1 driver remove his hand from the wheel to shift, that defeats the purpose doesn't.

Rayrota
Rayrota

It's weird looking at F1 tires without the decals on the side walls. Also, the the paddle shift animation is a bit odd, your hand doesn't need to leave the steering wheel like that to change gears with paddle shifters.

anotherone10
anotherone10

The engine sound is good, but i hate how it sounds on the upshift & downshift :(

Halloll
Halloll

Fat crew member in the beginning.
 and ESRP rated it E with Comic Mischief?

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Looks good but the UAE flags are not animated yet. xD

tom_r_k
tom_r_k

Looks good, I like it sounds good too. The gear shifting motion looks awful though, that needs to be changed it looks stupid

nazart81
nazart81

Jesus!! I was not going to buy it but watching this I'm sold, I'm getting one on day one.

velvethammer2000
velvethammer2000

I was able to play this game at the XBOX ONE store in Toronto. It looks and plays amazing. I tried driving a few cars with all the assists off. It feels very real and the triggers on the new controller are way more responsive and accurate when easing on and of the gas and brakes. Can't wait to play the full version.

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

I just saw the Indy race at this track the other day, can't wait to play!!!

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

Great graphics, nice sound, waaaaaaaay too arcade-y

Led_poison
Led_poison

That is a terrible place to activate DRS 

themc_7
themc_7

I was already excited for this game, but now that I know it features Formula 1, I'm definitely getting it!

varmintx
varmintx

Never heard of "Yas Marina;" started watching, and thought, "Oh, it's Abu Dhabi."  Yes, I feel appropriately silly. 

The hand animation on gear shifts with the paddles is kind of off, but it's certainly nice looking and it's great FM finally has some open wheel cars.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@Jamaicangmr

It's unusual and certainly not practical, but I'd wager it does happen. For example I have one of these guys ( http://us.fanatec.com/RacingWheels?product_id=265 ) And my husband has to curl his hand behind it similar to in the video to reach the shift paddle because he has small hands. Given the statue of alot of F1 drivers I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually more common than expected.

ninjaroach81
ninjaroach81

@Led_poison Looks like they handled it the same as the rest of the auto-deploying wings in the game and they have it activate once the car hits a certain speed.  I kinda get it, because if you take the F1 car and run it on, say, Laguna Seca, there's no designated DRS zones at MRLS.  Still pretty cool, though!

Jamaicangmr
Jamaicangmr

@Fernin-Ker @Jamaicangmr  @Fernin-Ker @Jamaicangmr I see your point however i have watch quite a few F1 races and i haven't. As i said that would defeat the purpose of having the shifter there. Besides F1 cars a basically tailor made for it's drivers so their stature really wouldn't be of that much relevance. They need to have both hands on the wheel one hand reduces response time. Anyways I'm sure it wont affect the gameplay in anyway, maybe the immersion but not gameplay. 

mrvulcanraven
mrvulcanraven

@Fernin-Ker @Jamaicangmr

Steering wheels are custom if the driver wants them to be- drivers can request to move buttons and paddles around on their wheel and alter several major aspects of it. Lewis Hamilton was presented with Schumacher's wheel design at Mercedes when he joined for this season, and decided to scrap it and have his own button, switch and paddle configuration. This is well known.....

But yea the animation is very wrong. No F1 driver changes gear like that in these cars, the Lotus or any other. The paddles are designed to be pushed with fingertips only, without having to remove your hand off the wheel itself

Indeed as said out above, this would defeat the point of paddleshifts, that is namely to increase the speed of the change by minimising driver effort. As well as allowing the driver maximum control of the wheel when changing mid corner if necessary

Secondly I'm not usually the grammar police, but irregardless is just one of those words that makes little sense and is considered incorrect. Plus it bugs me. So I bring it up when I see it.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@Jamaicangmr

Actually the only part really tailor made is the seat, but that's sorta besides the point. The steering wheels are all mostly the same size irregardless of the relative size of the driver. As I said, the animation is a bit impractical, but conceptually not beyond belief.