Forza Motorsport is the next entry in Microsoft’s long-running racing game franchise, developed by Turn 10 Studios. The final entry, Forza Motorsport 7, was released in 2017 alongside the Xbox One X, and was seen as a showcase for the system, running at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.
Following the release of Forza Motorsport 7, Turn 10 abandoned its typical two-year development cycle, and instead opted to overhaul the ForzaTech engine with improvements that would allow the team to deliver the next generation of racing games. .
Now, the next Forza Motorsport has surfaced and there are a few things we can already confirm. Here’s everything you need to know about Forza Motorsport.
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Forza Motorsport – everything we know so far
At the July 2020 Xbox Games Showcase, the game was officially unveiled with a quick trailer, which you can watch above.
Like prior Forza Motorsport games, the racing sim is being developed by Turn 10 Studios, one of several teams that fall under the Xbox Game Studios umbrella.
Surprisingly, the sport is not called Forza Motorsport 8. Chris Esaki, creative director of Forza Motorsport, acknowledged that there is some confusion about the name of the game, and clarified that the eight has been dropped altogether.
“I just wanted to confirm that the name of the sport is Forza Motorsport,” Esaki said. “There’s no sequential eight after the title. It really is a whole new Forza motorsport experience.”
As it stands, it appears that Forza Motorsport is not coming to the Xbox One console. Instead, it’s being developed as an exclusive for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, which should excite fans who are hoping for a truly next-gen leap for the series.
With the game being targeted for the latest console available, we can reasonably expect it to take advantage of some new features, such as offering ray tracing or even 120fps mode.
Forza Motorsport Playtest
Turn 10 revealed that the Forza Feedback 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 opt out of at any time if you decide to leave the program.
The first play took place on May 8, and resulted in “a ton of great feedback” from the community, according to Esaki. Esaki said that after the playtest, the team was pretty sure everyone was “super hyped and energized” from what was shown. He also explained that the reason for testing only small parts of the game is so that the team can get “significant feedback” on “concentrated areas”.
But if you missed the first playtest, fear not. Speaking at the Forza Monthly show for May, Chris Esaki, creative director of Forza Motorsport, shared that another play will take place this summer (between June and September).
forza motorsport release date
Unfortunately, the release date of Forza Motorsport has not been shared. When it arrives, it will be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. Considering how the pandemic has slowed the development of the sport for many teams, it may be reasonable to expect Forza Motorsport to arrive at some point in 2022.
Like all Xbox first-party games, it will be available on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on release day.
Forza Motorsport News
‘Huge generational leap’ compared to previous games
The game’s creative director Chris Esaki shared details about how the physics of Forza Motorsport has evolved from Forza Motorsport 7. “To put the physics work in perspective… [Forza Motorsport] 4 through [Forza Motorsport] 7. It’s basically a huge generation leap coming into the game. “
According to Esaki, the tire collision model has also been changed. From the first game to Forza Motorsport 7, the tires 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 engine will refresh at 360 cycles per second (360 Hz). That’s a 48x Fidelity jump for a tire bump.
Confirmation of multiple tire compounds
Several tire compounds have been confirmed for Forza Motorsport for the first time in the series. Tires like Hard, Medium and Soft will deepen compound gameplay and racing strategy, and Esaki said this will lead to “exciting new gameplay decisions during the race.”
According to Esaki, Forza Motorsport also takes environmental factors into account, and has the potential to make each lap feel different.
“We’re working on things like track temperature and how that affects things like grip and tire pressure, and tire wear. Plus, you can imagine how with the change in time of day and weather- With new tire wear modeling and all new compounds, the driving and racing experience is deepened.
Forza Motorsport Car List
What kind of cars can we expect to see at Forza Motorsport, and more importantly, which vehicle will grace the cover of the game? While it’s hard for us to estimate with much accuracy, based on Forza Motorsport 7’s total, we can at least get an idea of how many cars will be in the game.
Forza Motorsport 7 has 700 cars and 32 tracks, which is an impressive amount. While there is no guarantee that the next game will beat this figure, mostly due to the fact that the cars will have to be remodeled or upgraded for the next generation system, we expect Forza Motorsport to at least reach this figure. will come closer.
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