Ford, Forza set new gaming endurance record

Five gamers competed for over 48 hours to set a new record for continuous play using Forza Motorsport 6

Ford have followed up its class victory at the 24 Heures du Mans with a virtual Guinness world record at the La Sarthe circuit.

Five gamers from five countries were gathered to endure over two days of virtual racing behind the wheel of a virtual WEC-spec Ford GT. They lapped the famous French circuit on the Xbox One’s Forza Motorsport 6 title. The event’s purpose was held to capture the ‘Longest video marathon on a racing game’ world record.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

The previous record stood at 48 hours and 1 minute. Fueled by over 3 kilograms of sweets and 225 bottled drinks, the sleep-deprived gamers managed a staggering 48 hours and 29 minutes of concentrated high speed racing in the LM GTE Le Mans winner.

Between them, the drivers thundered down the Mulsanne straight over 3,000 times before completing 25,478 miles on the legendary track. All this impressed Stefan Mücke, one of three men who drove the WEC-GT to first place at Le Mans this year, replicating the feat of original Ford GT 40 fifty years ago to the day.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

‘They did an amazing job. Just like driving at the real Le Mans, this achievement required extreme levels of concentration, attention to detail, and most importantly endurance – because they had to keep going for twice as long as we did,’ said Mücke.

The platform for this record was Forza Motorsport 6, where the new Ford GT is the game’s headline car. Members of the road-going GT’s development team, and Microsoft’s Turn 10 studios have collaborated to give users a truly authentic virtual experience behind the wheel of the new supercar.

Being one of the top five raced cars in Forza motorsport 6 its popularity has transcended the virtual world, with Ford having just confirmed production extension of its new flagship model into 2020.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/news/22810/track-only-ford-gt-mk-ii-revealed-as-ultimate-iteration-of-road-going-racer
Ford GT coupe

Track-only Ford GT Mk II revealed

4 Jul 2019
Visit/news/17969/help-evo-test-out-the-new-top-drives-mobile-game
videogames

Hutch Top Drives – test your car knowledge in this new mobile game

27 Jan 2020
Visit/videogames/19406/best-driving-games-out-now
videogames

Best driving games out now

21 Jan 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/nissan/202389/this-nissan-juke-r-can-be-yours-for-719579
Nissan Juke R

This Nissan Juke-R can be yours for $719,579

Near-700bhp Nissan special project Juke-R goes up for sale in Germany 
30 Mar 2020
Visit/bugatti/202400/bugatti-chiron-veyron-and-eb110-gather-for-a-photoshoot-of-dreams
Bugatti

Bugatti Chiron, Veyron and EB110 gather for a photoshoot of dreams

Celebrating the last three decades of operations, Bugatti gathered all three of its flagship hypercars in Dubai
31 Mar 2020
Visit/mercedes-cla45-amg-hatchback/22953/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-coupe-uk-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S coupe UK review

The more stylish version of eCoty 2019’s bronze medallist is as impressive on UK roads as it was overseas
28 Mar 2020
Visit/features/22907/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-col-de-turini
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Col de Turini

We take the Hyundai i30 Fastback N up the Col de Turini, a 31km stage of the Monte Carlo World Rally Championship
19 Jul 2019