Now we’ve got those details, courtesy of GT Planet, and the Spec 2.0 Update looks to be huge. Here’s a laundry list of included changes:
- Standard cars now get simplified interior views
- Weather can now be changed by the user
- Setting sheet feature allows user to save multiple car settings
- New Spec 2.0 opening movie (which we’ll watch once, then de-select)
- Improved user interface response and better usability
- Fast forward and rewind feature for replay
- Mid-race save for endurance races
- Expanded lounge features
- Expanded Photo Travel features, including NASCAR pit scene
- Expanded NASCAR car lineup, including 2011 season models
- New Nissan GT-R N24 Schultze Motorsport car
- Better physics and artificial intelligence
- Support for new steering wheels
That’s a lot of content, considering the Spec 2.0 upgrade is free of charge. The downloadable content upgrade, on the other hand, will cost you money but is expected to include a “racing car pack,” a “course pack” and a “racing gear pack.” There’s no word yet on the cost of the content upgrade, and we’re not sure exactly when it will drop, either.
Is it a coincidence that Forza Motorsport 4, the rival Xbox 360’s driving simulator, is also set to hit stores on October 11? We think not.