One of the top automobile museums in the country, the Petersen museum in Los Angeles, will soon be shutting down for remodeling, and when it re-opens Forza Motorsport will play a major part in the experience.

The Xbox Wire has the full story, but basically the remodel will include the Forza Motorsport Experience, an "integrated exhibit will focus on the influence of video games on car culture, and vice versa. You can plan on seeing simulators and gaming stations, along with some very immersive visuals."

The news was announced at a gala event last month attended by "a few lucky members of the Forza community, Forza representatives, as well as racing personality Tommy Kendall and Forza Ambassador Tanner Foust." If you're interested in the entire remodel of the famous museum, this video is a brief virtual tour of the new look.

Seeing a video game take a prominent place in a long-standing museum really warms our game-loving hearts. It's yet another step in making video games as prominent and "main-stream" as other forms of media and we couldn't be happier about it, even those of us that aren't really Forza fans to begin with. We hope the Forza Experience succeeds when it opens in Fall 2015.