Forza 5 Documents the Splendor of the McLaren P1
13 November 2013 - Autoblog
If you couldn't tell by now, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios are counting on the upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 to be a massive hit when it debuts for the new Xbox One console on November 22.
In addition to the normal sort of promotion that goes along with the launch of a major title and an all-new gaming console (that is to say, a whole lot), the Xbox One marketing gurus are going above and beyond by producing a number of Forza 5 mini documentaries, like this one starring the McLaren P1.
In the short film below, you'll find Turn 10 Studios' Creative Director Dan Greenawalt having sort of tête-à-tête with the designer of the McLaren P1, Frank Stephenson (and his zipper tie). The two discuss the relationship of both the supercar and the new game to emerging technologies, while strolling casually through the McLaren factory.
That staging looks nice, but not quite so good as the footage of Forza 5, especially the close-ups of the P1 in the game's Forzavista mode (now available for every in-game car). Here the concept of "perfection through imperfection" comes to life, with detailing that creates an almost real-world physicality for the digital car.