Forza Motorsport To Be Launched With Over 500 Cars And 20 Tracks

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We have good news and bad news from the world of sim racing regarding the new Forza Motorsport game for Xbox Series X/S and PC. In a video announcement, Turn 10 Studios shared all the details for the upcoming game but a confirmed launch date is missing from none of them. That’s the bad news. As for the good news, well, that’s pretty much it other.

That definitely needs further explanation, but it’s not something that can be tackled in a sentence or two so let’s start with the content. Forza Motorsport will launch with over 500 cars, including more new race cars than any previous title in the franchise. Over 100 cars are completely new to the game, and there are 800 unique upgrades available for customization. These cars will race in 20 locations, five of which are new. The first Forza Motorsport teaser from June 2022 reveals two: Hakone in Japan and Kyalami in South Africa. However, our wishes eyes may have caught a glimpse of Mid-Ohio in the latest video, though that hasn’t been confirmed.

Diving into one and zero, Turn 10 Studios Creative Director Chris Esaki said Forza Motorsport “is the most technically advanced racing game ever made.” Everything, including gameplay, uses 4k resolution at 60 frames per second with ray tracing. For the first time in Forza Motorsport history, dynamic day timing will turn day into night during the race. Advanced models for weather handle everything from rain to organic cloud development. And when you race, the rubber builds up in the track area. All of these factors affect the state of the track, and if you crash, the individual damage models will give you unique battle scars.

Turn 10 Studios also says it’s Forza Motorsport’s best-sounding title ever. It supports Dolby Atmos, and while the emphasis is definitely on engine sound, the environment also makes a difference with echo and echo. Modified engines have a different sound than stock. And depending on your location, the song announcer will have regional sound.

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In total, Turn 10 Studios says Forza Motorsport features more technical advancements than Forza 5, 6, and 7 combined. It’s poised to be a strong contender for the newest Gran Turismo title on PlayStation, but the official release date remains elusive. Last year’s teaser offered up the Spring 2023 time frame, which is just months away. However, the latest announcement was changed to 2023 in general.