August 24, 2015
Xbox Announces Partnership With V8 Supercars Australia
Xbox has announced that they are teaming up with V8 Supercars to bring 10 of the sports cars to Forza Motorsport 6 along with the classic Mount Panorama racing track.
Jeremy Hinton, Head of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft in Australia, said “Xbox has always been the home of racing and this partnership further reinforces our commitment to the sport in Australia. We couldn’t be more excited about having legends such as Mark Skaife in game and Marcos Ambrose in the driver’s seat of our car, leaving no doubt that Xbox is the only place for racing in 2015.”
Rounding out the partnership, legendary V8 Supercar champion and 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, Mark Skaife, will be included as a voiceover in the game for the Mount Panorama circuit for the first time in gaming history. With 90 race wins, 88 podiums, six Bathurst 1000 titles and five V8 Supercar Championships to his name, Skaife is the perfect addition to the award winning Forza franchise.
“I’ve been involved with the Forza franchise for over a decade now and each year I’m amazed at the incredible realism the development team bring to their games. Being asked by the Turn 10 team to have my voice in the game is an honour and a privilege. I’m thrilled to be included in Forza Motorsport 6,” said Mark Skaife.
Roger Penske, co-owner of the DJR Team Penske team, believes the partnership with Forza Motorsport 6 and Xbox will enable not just racing fans to enjoy the world of V8 Supercars, but also provide vital skills to one of the world’s most intimidating tracks.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Xbox and Forza Motorsport 6 at the V8 Supercars Endurance events and we are really looking forward to the Bathurst 1000 in particular. There are millions of people using the Xbox platform across the world and knowing that the Xbox DJR Team Penske Ford is represented in the game is a great benefit. The game’s authenticity and representation of the Bathurst circuit is world class so I am sure it will be enjoyed by many players. I know some of our drivers and team members are Xbox gamers as well so that makes this relationship even more unique.” Roger Penske commented.
Forza Motorsport 6 will be available September 15th 2015