Forza Motorsport is set to be the eighth entry in Microsoft’s flagship racing franchise and while we are still awaiting confirmation of its release date, we’re sure it will be a real showcase for what the Xbox x series can do.
In the continuity of 2017 Forza Motorsport 7, this next game in the series actually abandons the numbered naming scheme and simply goes through Forza Motorsport. That’s because Turn 10 offers a refreshed and invigorated Forza Motorsport experience for its next outing. This approach makes sense as the team took a step back from their standard two-year development cycle after the release of Forza Motorsport 7. With that extra time, they overhauled the ForzaTech engine so that it offered a world-class experience. truly new generation racing.
These improvements resulted in a longer wait than fans of the series are used to, but hopefully it will be worth it. How long we’ll wait, however, is unclear as there is currently no release date. The first tests took place in May, but we still don’t know when the next round of testing will begin.
Now that Forza Horizon 5 is in the wild, we hope to see more updates on Forza Motorsport as 2022 approaches. In the meantime, keep reading for everything we’ve heard about Forza Motorsport so far.
Forza Motorsport – everything we know so far
During the July 2020 Xbox Games Showcase, the game was officially unveiled alongside a quick trailer, which you can check out above.
Like previous Forza Motorsport games, the racing simulation is developed by Turn 10 Studios, one of the many teams that report to Xbox Game Studios.
Surprisingly, the game is not called Forza Motorsport 8. Forza Motorsport Creative Director Chris Esaki admitted there was some confusion over the name of the game and clarified that the eight has been scrapped altogether.
“I just wanted to reaffirm that the name of the game is Forza Motorsport,” Esaki said. “There’s no sequential eight after the title. It’s really a whole new Forza Motorsport experience.
As it stands, it looks like Forza Motorsport isn’t coming to Xbox One consoles. Instead, it’s being developed exclusively for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, which should thrill fans who are hoping for a real next-gen leap for the series.
With the game being targeted at the latest consoles available, one can reasonably expect it to take advantage of some new features, such as ray tracing or even offering a 120fps mode.
Forza Motorsport game testing
Turn 10 revealed that the Forza comment panel will be how players can get their hands on the next Forza Motosport, so that the game can be shaped by the community.
Signing up is simple: you must be at least 18 years old and agree to a privacy statement, which you can unsubscribe from at any time if you decide to leave the program.
The first playtest took place on May 8 and received a “ton of good feedback” from the community, according to Esaki. Esaki said after the play test the team were pretty sure everyone was “super excited and energized” by what was being shown. He also explained that the reason only small parts of the game are tested is because the team can get “critical feedback” on “targeted areas”.
But if you happen to miss the first playtest, fear not. Speaking on the Forza Monthly Issue MayForza Motorsport Creative Director Chris Esaki has said that another gaming test will take place later this year, although an update on that has yet to be made.
Forza Motorsport release date
Unfortunately, the release date for Forza Motorsport has not been released, but whenever it does arrive it will be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. Considering how the pandemic has slowed game development for many teams and the fact that Forza Horizon 5 only recently released in November 2021, it might be reasonable to expect Forza Motorsport to arrive in. in the course of 2022 or later.
Like all first-party Xbox games, it will be available on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the day of its release.
Forza Motorsport News
Forza Motorsport 7 withdrawn from sale
Forza Motorsport 7 was retired on September 15, which means the game and its downloadable content are no longer available for purchase or on Xbox Game Pass. For those hoping that this is a sign that the release of the next game is fast approaching, unfortunately it is not.
At Twitter, the official Forza Motorsport account has confirmed that the game has been retired as its third-party licenses (which allow the game to feature cars, tracks, and other real-world elements) are about to expire. It’s no surprise, however, that Microsoft didn’t choose to renew those licenses, given that Forza Motorsport is coming at some point, although we don’t know exactly when.
Cloud gaming could be the key to Xbox One
Forza Motorsport is expected to arrive on Xbox Series X / S and PC, skipping the Xbox One generation. However, Xbox One owners might not miss it altogether.
In an Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft says it will use its cloud streaming technology to deliver games that require the power of the Xbox Series X / S in order to deliver them to the next-gen Xbox One.
“You’ll see plenty of games this holiday, including Forza Horizon 5, which will feature DirectX ray tracing on Xbox Series X and S, and Battlefield 2042, which will run at 60 fps while supporting 128 players on Xbox Series X / S.
“Some games released next year by our studios and owner partners, such as Starfield, Redfall and Stalker 2, require the speed, performance and technology of the Xbox Series X / S.
“We’re excited to see the developers realize their visions in a way that only next-gen hardware will allow them to do.” For the millions of people who play on Xbox One consoles today, we look forward to sharing more about how we will bring many of these next-gen games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, to your console through Xbox Cloud Gaming. just like we do with mobile devices, tablets and browsers.
While Forza Motorsport is not explicitly mentioned in the blog post, it is possible that it falls under this umbrella of proprietary games.
A “huge generational leap” compared to previous games
Chris Esaki, the game’s creative director, shared details on how the physics of Forza Motorsport have evolved since Forza Motorsport 7. [Forza Motorsport] 4 to [Forza Motorsport] 7. Essentially, it’s a huge generational leap that’s happening in the game. “
According to Esaki, the tire collision model has also been revised. From game one to Forza Motorsport 7, the tires have always had a single point of contact with the track surface and refreshed at 60 cycles per second (60 Hz). In Forza Motorsport, there are now eight points of contact with the track surface, and the motor will refresh at 360 cycles per second (360 Hz). That’s a 48x fidelity jump for a single tire collision.
Several confirmed tire compounds
Several tire compounds have been confirmed for Forza Motorsport, a first for the series. Tire compounds such as hard, medium and soft will deepen gameplay and racing strategy, and Esaki said this will lead to “exciting new game decisions during a race.”
Environmental factors will also need to be considered in Forza Motorsport, and have the potential to make every lap different, according to Esaki.
“We’re working on things like track temperature and how it affects things like grip and tire pressure, and tire wear. Plus, you can imagine how the time and weather changes along with the new tire wear modeling and all the new compounds lead to a much deeper driving and racing experience.
Forza Motorsport Car List
What kind of cars can we expect to see in Forza Motorsport, and more importantly, which vehicle will grace the cover of the game? While it’s hard to guess with much precision, we can at least get an idea of how many cars will be in the game, based on Forza Motorsport 7’s total.
Forza Motorsport 7 had 700 cars and 32 tracks, which is an impressive number. While there is no guarantee that the next game will beat that number, mainly due to the fact that cars will likely need to be remodeled or upgraded for next-gen systems, we hope Forza Motorsport will at least come close. of this figure.