Last year I started with Forza Motorsport 6 and Horizon 2 and since then I played any Forza title I could get on XBox One. Not one features qualifying rounds. I can understand that with the Horizon titles, but ain’t the Motorsport titles supposed to be more simulation-like?
Has there ever been a qualifying in former titles or has there been a statement by Turn 10 about qualifying? It would be far more fun to race higher AI on short to mid length races, not starting from the backrow all the time, but from a position you qualified for.
Forza already saw Qualifying, back in Forza Motorsport 4.
Right now I don’t see it happening, as the brand is more focused on mass-market than the typical racing enthusiast. There’s a reason the default Single Player race length is 3 laps, or the standard Horizon race takes 3-4 minutes.
as a professional developer I see it as a whole “add-on” like stuff. You will need to setup whole new “mini-game”. “Open practice” like F1 do will require other cars to go with player and whole new interfaces… Not a “simple patch” definitely.
It has been requested millions of times in features wishlist since Forza 2. Just they don’t care.
It’s not about Forza is quick-races oriented or nothing similar. Now we can play 15 minutes or 30 minutes races, so that argument is invalid. It could be just an option turned off as default and get the possibility for more “hardcore” or “motorsport” players to turn it on.
I think they are waiting maybe for Forza 9 or 10, to sell it as “brand-new” feature.
Actually I think is a shame that a game with the word Motorsport in his title doesn’t have this simple option.
This is my one single qualm with the Forza series.
If I don’t want to run a long race, I’m forced to bring the difficulty down a notch or 2, giving up credits, because I’m forced to battle my way up to first place from 12th (and boy do I mean battle, the drivatars in FM7 are a whole new level of mean). If I could just run a single qualifying lap and get up further up in the pack from the start, problem solved.
That way, I don’t have to run long races because … Motorsport ?
That way, I can start on the pole and just run alone in 1st the whole race because … Motorsport ?
For single-player, if you are interested in Motorsport , you’ll be running long races with plenty of time to make your way to the front (which, in my view, is a whole lot more fun than never seeing another car the whole race).
I can sorta understand in multiplayer, but with the Hoppers it’s not Motorsport … If you are interested in Motorsport , you’ll be playing in private, organized races where the players implement qualifying (as has been done since the first FM version).