Le Mans Ultimate stands as a beacon for enthusiasts seeking to immerse themselves in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.
Rather than enduring the harsh elements of day and night behind the wheel, the game offers the luxury of a pause menu, transforming the experience into an indoor adventure.
Yet, a pivotal question lingers: will Le Mans Ultimate find its way to the Xbox platform?
Endurance Amid Uncertainty
Studio 397, under the umbrella of Motorsport Games, relentlessly pursues the realization of Le Mans Ultimate.
Despite persistent rumors, especially amidst recent cuts within Motorsport Games, the game continues its developmental journey.
The unveiling of the initial trailer sparked numerous inquiries from eager players.
Foremost among these inquiries is the question of the game’s platform release. The launch of a new racing title often ignites speculation regarding exclusivity to consoles or possibly being restricted solely to PC.
Thus, the burning query remains: will Le Mans Ultimate extend its reach to the Xbox Series X|S?
Console Conundrum: Xbox’s Fate
Unfortunately for Xbox aficionados, the revelation shared by Dom Duhan in a developer blog heralded disheartening news. Le Mans Ultimate, upon its launch, will exclusively grace the PC platform. Thus, at the present moment, PC stands as the sole gateway to partake in the exhilarating Le Mans Ultimate experience. Yet, this situation remains open to change in the future.
While Studio 397 doesn’t dismiss the possibility of a console port, the decision hinges on technological advancements and the game’s performance on PC.
A common trajectory in the gaming realm involves games thriving on one platform before making the leap to others. This potential shift could spell hope for Le Mans Ultimate on consoles.
The profound intensity of the Le Mans race poses a significant challenge in rendering a full-fledged race on Xbox and PS5, should the game be ported.
The Series X’s remarkable power, while commendable, pales in comparison to a mid-range gaming PC. Additionally, Studio 397’s physics engine primarily finds its prowess on PC, a domain that might evolve with the advent of the latest console generation.
“Our primary focus remains on the PC, historically the sole platform capable of accommodating our intricate physics engine. However, the latest consoles are also catching up in this aspect,” elucidated Duhan.
While Xbox players might face disappointment, a silver lining emerges in the prospect of eventually conquering the Le Mans journey on their beloved Xbox consoles.
The distant yet hopeful promise holds the potential for the Le Mans Ultimate experience to grace the Xbox realm someday.