Turn 10 Studios, the studio behind Forza Motorsports, has announced a slew of new cars headed to Forza 5 for XBOX One. The Ariel Atom 500 V8 is the first open-wheel production car to be added to the series (Dallara's IRL cars have already been announced). Compared to the Atom, rendering cars with body panels is easy - lots of smoth surfaces with not a lot of exposed mechanicals.
The Atom may be a back-to-basics car in reality, but it's a different beast, virtually. Look closely at the picture above and spare a thought for the artist who had to meticulously place each polygon to digitally represent the chassis tubing, suspension, steering rack, engine and every nut and bolt that hold the Atom together. The suspension and steering rack also have to move and react to driver inputs and track surface. This is the kind of stuff the processing power of the XBOX One makes possible.
In addition to the Ariel Atom 500 V8, Turn 10 announced 43 other cars that will appear in Forza 5, including the Honda S2000 CR, Ford Fiesta ST, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Audi RS7. Click to see the full list, as well as all the cars that have been announced to date.
Turn 10 also recently partnered with Audi to make this short film about Le Mans and the similarities between building a 24 Hours of Le Mans winning car and producing one of the best racing games in the world, both of which require lots of very smart, talented people. Forza 5 will be released on November 22nd, but if you happen to find yourself in Paris between now and November 3rd, you'll be able to try it out at Paris Games Week.