Report: Forza Motorsport 5 to feature just 200 cars, no Nürburgring

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Forza Motorsport 5

Oh, dear. It seems Forza Motorsport 5′s publishers, Turn 10 Studios, have just kicked an own goal in the ongoing battle between the XBox One exclusive and its Sony Playstation rival, Gran Turismo 6. It’s come to light that FM5 will make due with a mere 200 cars and just 14 tracks when it hits shelves on November 22. That’s 300 fewer cars and nearly half as many circuits as Forza Motorsport 4, while GT6 comes out swinging with six times as many cars and 39 tracks.

Perhaps more worrying than the number of cars are the shortage of tracks.

Now, the issue with the cars can kind of be explained away. Forza may be down 300 cars on its previous instantiation, but it’ll be arriving with a greater variety of metal for gamers to race and customize. It’ll be the first to offer the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari, and will also be offering open-wheel racers, like the Dallara DW12 Indy Car and Lotus Renault’s 2013 Formula One car, as well as two vintage options, Niki Lauda’s 1976 Ferrari 312T and James Hunt’s McLaren M23. Forza also has a well-documented track record of offering some seriously impressive car packs via paid, downloadable content or a season pass (the season pass for FM5 will run $50 and include 10 new cars every month, for six months).

Perhaps more worrying than the number of cars are the shortage of tracks. While Forza packs exciting additions like Spa-Francorchamps and Mount Panorama, it’ll do so without the N

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