Turn 10 lifted the bonnet on Forza Motorsport during the Xbox & Bethesda Developer Direct, showcasing new cars, tracks and features in a behind-the-scenes video.
While the release date wasn’t revealed, one of the main takeaways was the promise of over 500 cars in Forza Motorsport. Unfortunately, however, not all of them will be ready for launch.
Six cars removed from base Forza Motorsport game
Since the Developer Direct show was streamed, Turn 10 has revised the Forza Motorsport car list, removing several cars planned for the base game.
"We’ve updated this blog to remove mentions of some cars that will not be available in the base Forza Motorsport game,” Turn 10 wrote in a note on the official Forza blog.
“We’ll share more in the future when those vehicles will be coming to Forza Motorsport and how they can be obtained. We apologize for any confusion."
Turn 10 didn’t reveal which cars were removed from the base game. However, a user on the official Forza forum has identified the six missing cars:
- 2018 Audi #44 R8 LMS GT3
- 2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.R
- 2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1
- 2017 Oreca #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07
- 1983 Porsche #11 John Fitzpatrick Racing 956
- 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935
Why were these cars removed?
What’s puzzling is that these cars were prominently shown in promotional screenshots, trailers and gameplay footage. All these cars were also new to Forza Motorsport, making their removals more disappointing.
It's a bizarre situation. The 2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.R and Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1 were even showcased in detail during January’s Forza Monthly.
Turn 10 hasn’t said why these six cars were unceremoniously pulled from Forza Motorsport. Licensing issues could be to blame as all six cars are racecars.
What's more likely, however, is that these cars are being reserved as premium paid DLC for a Forza Motorsport Ultimate Edition or Car Pass.
Turn 10 may also be planning a live service model for Forza Motorsport similar to Forza Horizon’s festival playlists with free weekly cars.