Well that raises the more general question of what the club is and what it should be…
At its core, this is an Xbox club. More specifically, it’s a Forza club, with the occasional non-Forza event. I do understand it when people say, 'hey, we could race this' but its not always as straightforward as it sounds. Taking rFactor as an example, only a select group of us would actually be able to take part. Then you have to look at bringing in extra people to fill out the grid and the club goes from being an all-inclusive family atmosphere to a fragmented community, with some people who race Forza, some who race rFactor and a very small number who race both.
Then there's the issue of how much time the club takes out of our everyday lives. Currently we have 8 week runs of racing one night a week, which is generally managable. If we head to a Forza Wednesdays, rFactor Thursdays kind of situation, you have to start picking and choosing what you can and can't do, or the club becomes a burden. I loved racing our F1 series, but I'm also pretty glad to have Sundays back. I don't want the club to take up any more time than it already does, but at the same time I don't want to feel I'm missing out on some of the racing. I don't want anybody else to either.
PC Gaming is a tempremental beast too. I once briefly ran an Alfa Romeo 147 series on rFactor. In the first race, despite working fine in practice races, the Misano track we were racing on wasn't counting people's laps correctly, completely ballsing up the results. Forza is trusty and reliable, bar the odd connection gremlin.
I still think there's a lot of unexplored possibilities in Forza and having some idea of what the next few seasons entail, I'm very excited about the racing that’s coming up. Beyond that, we'll no doubt look at other options on the Xbox - Project CARS looks exciting and features a lot of the club features that Forza does and may be a consideration to bridge the gap between Forzas 4 and 5. Time will tell.
In the meantime, by all means hook up with other RRRers on rFactor, iRacing, GT5 and by all means keep a running championship tally on the forums. But for official competition, its Forza all the way