Forza och esport håller snabbt på att bli en stor grej och inom kort vankas Forza Racing Championship på Le Mans. Vi fick nyligen chansen att snacka med Forza Motorsport-seriens creative director Dan Greenawalt om både spelet ur ett esportperspektiv, men även om Le Mans-tävlingen. Han sade bland annat:
"Le Mans is very exciting, this is our third season [which] attracts a lot of people. At NY Auto Show we did a competition of esport and then we kicked off the season 3. We already have a million of participants who can [get] involved. At Le Mans it will be an entirely new class, and at the end our esport competitor will be on the same scene than Le Mans Winners, and this is what is very exciting. We want to make virtual racing just as real, so we want esports to be a valuable career for people, and elevate esport as something equal to real world sport."
För det behövs såklart prispengar, och Greenawalt fortsätter med att berätta att detta finns:
"Hundred thousand dollars, and we want to do the largest esport racing event. This is going to be a huge competition. We want to elevate it to something more sport than electronic."
När det kommer till esport i allmänhet visar det sig att Greenawalt är ett stort fan av detta:
"I love watching esport competitions, CS:GO and League of Legends. It's a very exciting space, it's another type of view ship and it's a different group of people, a different audience. It's different to actual racing, but there are so many things we can do, so I'm excited [about] where we can go, how we can grow with our community."
Till sist passade vi även på att prata om Porsche, detta klassiska bilmärke som efter att EA tappat exklusiviteten lär syns i fler spel. Greenawalt sade:
"We have a really cool relationship, it's great for fans, and it's great for us as creators. This is a six year partnership that we signed, and that six year partnership is about creating experiences for both Porsche fans and Forza fans that exist in the real world and in the virtual. In the past it was hard but with the increasing [influence] of esports and gaming in general i'st easier to have partnership with industries like Porsche."
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