Fanatec CEO Confirms Forza Motorsport 7, Says PC Market Is Important for Turn 10

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Dec 22, 2016
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We didn’t have many doubts that Forza Motorsport 7 would release in 2017, butĀ Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackermeier recently dissipated them after a meeting he had with developer Turn 10 Studios.

The Fanatec CEO posted the following report on the company’s official forum afterward:

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I had a very good meeting with them and I am happy to report that there is a good chance that a lot of things will change for the better in upcoming FM titles. There is a new person who is responsible for physics and force feedback and this is a “wheel guy”. He is a real world racer with car engineering background and very familiar with PC simracing.

The PC market seems very important for them and they are aware that this market is dominated by wheel users. Therefore we will intensify our co-operation and get the best out of the games for wheel users.

I cannot confirm at this point what features can be implemented but the interest to do so is very high.

This is great news for those who are not satisfied with the range of racing wheels peripherals currently supported by Forza 6 Apex and Forza Horizon 3. We’ll undoubtedly get a lot more news on Forza Motorsport 7 next year and in the meantime, racing fans can play Forza 6 Apex for free (on PC) and the latest entry in the open world spin-off series, Forza Horizon 3.

It’s one of the best racing game released in recent years, as explained by Chris Wray in his review (coupled with a 9/10 rating).

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Forza Horizon offers you a huge world to explore. It gives you as many cars, from supercars to off-road buggies, to race how and when you want. Explore the outback, race along the coast. Forza Horizon 3 is possibly the best racing game in the world, just marred by performance issues on the PC and the dull nature of the create-your-own-race options.

If you already own it and can’t get enough of the game, the Blizzard Mountain expansion came out a few days ago.

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