Fans of the DTM championship and the Forza franchise are speculating the meaning behind a recent mysterious social media post.
During last weekend’s race meeting at Zolder, the official DTM Twitter account posted a peculiar tweet that mentioned Microsoft’s first-party racer:
Amazing pic. 📸 pic.twitter.com/aJZKgtkc7g
— DTM (@DTM) May 19, 2019
Unfortunately, the tweet in question gave no further explanation or meaning behind it. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the community from speculating.
The last appearance of a DTM car in Forza happened in Forza Motorsport 5. The 2013 M3 DTM appeared in the Meguiar’s Car Pack in May 2014. Since then, the only title available to play DTM cars has been RaceRoom Racing Experience. Rumors have long been circulating that DTM’s partnership with R3E is exclusive.
Mentioning Forza Motorsport could potentially suggest that the deal has come to an end, and the latest 2019 cars could be lined up for a future appearance in-game. If the deal is still ongoing, then there is the possibility that Turn 10 and Microsoft would have to pay to sub-license even just one car.
If there is the potential for a sub-license agreement, it is unlikely that any 2019 DTM car would show up in Forza Motorsport 7. It’d be a pricy move for a game that’s fast approaching its second birthday. What’s more, Turn 10 “transitioning its weight” to the next game. Could the 2019 DTM cars therefore show up in Forza Motorsport 8?
It is unclear what the true intentions of the tweet are, so we advise that any speculation be taken with great caution.
What do you think the tweet means? Be sure to comment and let us know!
Featured image courtesy of JPinto.