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VIDEO: The Stig's 'digital cousin' to star in Forza 5

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VIDEO: The Stig's 'digital cousin' to star in Forza 5

Some say his likeness can be licensed for a big enough fee.

Microsoft’s Forza 5 will renew its relationship with BBC’s Top Gear by featuring the ‘digital cousin’ of The Stig.

That’s not the only tie-in with the BBC show, however. The Top Gear Test Track will also feature. The voices of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will also feature in the game’s career mode.

“The partnership between Forza Motorsport and Top Gear has featured many highlights over the years,”Forza 5’s creative director Dan Greenawalt stated. “Including The Stig’s digital cousin in the game is a natural extension of that creative partnership.

“Now, on top of racing against the best virtual drivers in the world online or against brand new cloud-powered Drivatar opponents in career mode, players can tackle the digital cousin of one of the world’s most celebrated racing icons.”

BBC Worldwide’s Top Gear commercial director Duncan Gray added: “Trying to beat The Stig on track has long been the petrol-fuelled dreams of Top Gear fans everywhere and whilst Jeremy and the team did not want to frustrate or embarrass gamers by putting forward the real Stig, they did help us track down a potentially more fallible relative of their tame racing driver.”

Check out BBC Worldwide’s Digital Stig video below:

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