Forza Motorsport, Turn 10 Studios’ upcoming entry into the Xbox-exclusive racing series, launches for Xbox Series X|S and PC later this year. Here is everything we know about Forza Motorsport so far.
Forza Motorsport is set to be one of the biggest Xbox releases of 2023, and along with Redfall, Minecraft Legends, and Starfield, one of several Xbox first-party games coming to Game Pass. To keep tabs on all things Forza Motorsport, we’ve put together a round-up of everything that’s been said about the game so far.
Forza Motorsport: Everything we know so far
What is Forza Motorsport?
Forza Motorsport is the latest entry in the Forza Motorsport racing simulation series from Xbox Game Studios stalwart, Turn 10 Studios, and it’s being billed as “the most technically advanced racing game ever made.” Featuring more cars than ever before in a Forza Motorsport game, a new physics engine (which its advances are said to be greater than Forza Motorsport 5, 6, and 7 combined), and new dynamic weather and track condition systems for an authentic experience, On paper, Forza Motorsport is shaping up to take pole position in the world of racing games.
How cars will Forza Motorsport have?
Forza Motorsport will feature over 500 real-world cars at launch, which can be customized using more than 800 unique upgrades and modifications. According to Turn 10, Forza Motorsport will feature the most modern race cars ever included in a Forza Motorsport game. New car materials and shaders have also been built from the ground up at high resolution and optimized for ray tracing. Turn 10 has used a fancy spectrophotometer to source the paints on cars and capture how light bounces and reflects on the surface of each car to create a paint model that has a “much more realistic light response across colour, metal flake, and gloss.”
How many tracks does Forza Motorsport have?
The number of tracks is yet to be confirmed, but Turn 10 says at launch, Forza Motorsport will include 20 environments that will feature multiple track layouts. This will include some fan-favorite environments from previous Forza Motorsport games and five new locations, including Kyalami in South Africa. Using laser scanning data and terabytes of detailed photography, Turn 10 says it has been able to capture these environments to a high level of detail, and with the power of Xbox Series X and S consoles, we can expect ten times more detail than with previous generations. Tracks will also feature crowds of fully animated 3D spectators, procedural cloud systems, physically-based lighting and volumetric fog effects.
When does it launch?
At the moment, we don’t have a Forza Motorsport release date. Initially, the game was due to launch in spring 2023, but in the latest Xbox Developer Direct, Forza Motorsport was listed as “coming 2023,” which suggests it may have been delayed out of spring.
Is Forza Motorsport coming to Game Pass?
Yes, Forza Motorsport will join Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on day one of its release and will also be playable using Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One?
Unfortunately, Forza Motorsport will not be available on Xbox One. However, if you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you will be able to play the game via Xbox Cloud Gaming.
How does it play?
Running at 4K 60fps with ray tracing on Xbox Series X, Forza Motorsport aims to be the premier racing game experience, featuring “unmatched visual fidelity and authenticity,” with cars and tracks that will not only look the part but will feel realistic too. Turn 10 has put great emphasis on its updated physics simulation model, saying that with the advances made, we can expect a fun and rewarding driving experience. Damage and dirt buildup is unique to each car model and is “contextually aware and more localized,” so during a race, you can expect to see dirt building up in the crevices and low-pressure areas of your car, which, along with the bumps and scrapes to the bodywork, will tell the story of each and every race. To enhance the realism further, Forza Motorsport will feature a new dynamic time of day and weather system that will constantly evolve the racing experience as you play. Track temperatures, wet driving surfaces, and rubbering (when rubber worn from tires sticks to the track) will ensure that no two laps play out the same. All of this is brought together with new audio systems built from the ground up to new levels of immersion and authenticity, including improved tyre, suspension, exhaust, and turbo audio that will change as you modify a car.
Not much has been revealed on Forza Motorsport’s modes, but we can expect an all-new “car-building-focused” single-player career and a new online racing mode. Turn 10 will be sharing more details about modes soon.
What will the Forza Motorsport achievements be like?
We don’t have the Forza Motorsport achievements, so it’s hard to tell just what will be coming our way when the game does eventually launch. Here’s hoping we don’t have anything like the awful Underdog achievement in Forza Motorsport 7.
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