A Microsoft exec who happens to own a Tesla Roadster (the all electric sports car), appears to have revealed that Microsoft Game Studios is working on a new game in the Project Gotham Racing franchise.
"A team of sound engineers from Microsoft Game Studios (some working on Forza, some on Project Gotham Racing) asked if I was willing to take my Roadster to a track so they could record a variety of sounds," wrote Tom Burt, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for litigation, on Tesla's "Customer Blog. " Some time ago they had the opportunity to record Tesla motor noises when a prototype was being run on a dyno at Tesla. But the teams were excited about the prospect of recording other sounds, particularly tire skid and squeal noises, without the interference of loud engine and exhaust noise."
Follow the link above for some pics and audio samples of the Tesla.
In addition to the possibility of a new Project Gotham Racing title, Burt's blog post also suggests the recordings will be used in Forza, with the most likely scenario thought to be Forza 3 Tesla Roadster DLC.