Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackermeier revealed on the Fanatec forum that he was due for a meeting with Turn10 to discuss a few things that could be done for the next game in the series. “If you would like to add something, please let me know,” Jackermeier posted, “Please tell me any wheel/pedal/shifter related issues you have in FM6 and let us know what new features you would like to see supported in FM7.”
The community quickly responded with great feedback such as handbrake support, automatic steering ratio adjustments depending on the car, and improved force feedback, Thomas returned to the forums with a rather interesting update:
I had a very good meeting with them and I am happy to report that there is a good chance that a lot of things will change for the better in upcoming FM titles. There is a new person who is responsible for physics and force feedback and this is a “wheel guy”. He is a real world racer with car engineering background and very familiar with PC simracing.
The PC market seems very important for them and they are aware that this market is dominated by wheel users. Therefore we will intensify our co-operation and get the best out of the games for wheel users.
I cannot confirm at this point what features can be implemented but the interest to do so is very high.
Turn10 or Microsoft haven’t denied Thomas statement meaning Forza 7 is likely happening and due 2017 for Xbox One, Scorpio and possibly Windows 10 as a Play Anywhere Title.
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