Forza Motorsport: Everything We Know So Far

The new Forza Motorsport is finally on its way after a busy period of improving Forza Motorsport 7. Here's everything that we know so far and what we can expect from the new Forza game. Is a 2-year development cycle enough for the Motorsport franchise? Or do they need more time?

Forza Motorsport Everything We Know

There’s a long wait until the next Forza Motorsport will be out. However, we got our first teaser, illustrating how the next generation Forza will look like. It did not come as a surprise to most fans, since Turn 10 Studios revealed a long time ago that their next project was already in development. But why did it take so long? Due to critics, Forza did not keep up with the same quality as they used to previously. Forza Motorsport 7 did feature over 700 cars; however, the game did not feature new-to-Forza tracks. Neither any expansion packs were added. Last year, Turn 10 were working on making Forza Motorsport 7 more like a motorsport game and improving the “true racing experience”, instead of start developing the next game. Because of that, we haven’t seen anything from them until now.

Turn 10 Studios have been busy improving Forza Motorsport 7, the physics model and adding a new penalty system. Even though Forza Motorsport 7 did not receive a proper penalty system, the team decided to move on with their project and finish it for the next game. Unfortunately, the new Forza is still in early development, which is totally understandable. Turn 10 Studios have been developing this game for over a year, and, recently, Forza has proved that a two year-development cycle isn’t enough. Fans are expecting more from the franchise whenever a new game comes out. Therefore, Turn 10 has gone into a longer development cycle (for now, at least).

Graphics

The new Forza Motorsport will, obviously, be an Xbox exclusive and only available for Xbox Series X as well as Windows 10. For players who are on Xbox One will need to purchase a new console in order to play this game. Forza Motorsport will run 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with ray tracing technology coming to ForzaTech, to make the game look realistic. As shown in the trailer (seen below), the game looks realistic and very detailed in terms of graphics, but also content put outside the race track itself. You can clearly spot that the shadows are on point, and sun flairs are appearing between the trees.

Ray Tracing In ForzaTech

Ray Tracing In ForzaTech

Content

We all hope it won’t turn out like Forza Motorsport 5. Some content was removed from previous titles and barely any new content that fans were requesting. It was a massive let down back in 2013 and we hope it won’t repeat. The problem when moving from the Xbox 360 to Xbox One is that the studio had to re-scan every car and track. They started using new techniques such as laser scanning in order to keep up with the quality that was desirable. Hopefully, the current data will move over to the next generation so that the studio can transfer all data and only change texture with next-gen quality. Perhaps, Turn 10 may reach 1000 cars already at launch date, but it’s yet to be revealed. As of now, we all know that the classic race track, Laguna Seca, is making a return with a bunch of race cars.

Here’s every car shown in the trailer (most likely coming to the game as well):

  • 2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione
  • 2014 Lola B12/80 Mazda
  • 2014 BAC Mono
  • 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO
  • 1992 Lancia Delta
  • 1966 Chaparral 2E
Forza Motorsport - Official Announce Trailer

Like I previously mentioned, it’s a long wait until release. The wait will be worth it, though. Despite the short teaser with such a small amount of information, I personally can’t wait for more information to come. We’re expecting a release sometime in 2021, but nothing is guaranteed. 

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