Forza 5 is not a hardcore simulation racer, and developer Turn 10 has never wanted it to be. According to Dan Greenawalt, the studio is more interested in blending gaming with racing to give gamers an emotional connection with the cars and tracks of Forza 5.
Over on NeoGAF, Greenawalt responded to questions about the upcoming Xbox One exclusive. “If you’re asking will we ever make a hardcore simulation racer, the answer is no. If you’re asking will we try to attract more people to racing by blending gaming with racing, the answer is yes.”
Forza 5 might not be a simulator at heart, but it’s the closest thing that Xbox One fans will likely get for the forseeable future. The big budget racing title will feature cloud based driving AI, and a massive list of cars and tracks to choose from, come November.
FYI: It appears you can stop comparing the Forza series to Gran Turismo for the time being.