The Stig comes to Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One

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Microsoft have announced a new playable character in the forthcoming Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One… The Stig. Or perhaps more accurately, The Stig’s digital cousin.

Forza 5 will be launching here on November 22nd alongside the Xbox One, and looks set to be one of the most complete racing games to date. it’s an extra big treat for Top Gear fans too as not only will the the mysterious, white-suited racing driver be in the game, but players will also be able to race on the famous Top Gear Test Track.

The in-game track will be recreated in “unprecedented accuracy”, according to the press release – complete with all of the memorable twists and turns, from Hammerhead to Gambon.

Apparently on the game’s careers mode, the Top Gear presenters, Hammond, May and Clarkson will be there to provide voiceovers on the cars and events. There’s no word yet on whether the game will go all the way and feature narration with Clarkson making misinformed statements about climate change, though.

Check out the video below Microsoft have released of The Stig taking an Xbox One branded car for a spin.

James O’Malley