After a long six-year wait, the latest installment of the Forza franchise, Forza Motorsport is finally gearing up for release. It is one of the most anticipated titles for this year, jam packed with action, adventure, fancy cars and of course, high adrenaline street races.
Although Microsoft hinted at a summer launch for Forza Motorsport earlier this month, Xbox insider MrMattyPlays revealed in an episode of the Defining Duke: An Xbox Podcast that there were whispers of an October launch.
Looking at the history, the third, fourth, and seventh installments of the Forza series were all released in October. So, this wouldn’t be unprecedented.
Turn 10 has decided to take a different creative approach with Forza Motorsport, one which is more reminiscent of the franchise’s roots. The game has gone through several physics improvements, resulting in a precise simulation accuracy.
The first gameplay footage of Forza Motorsport, which was debuted in last year’s Xbox Game Showcase, displayed the new features such as dynamic time of day and weather reports for every track, including track temperature changes which affect the car’s grip, 48x improved physical simulation, tire & fuel management, in-depth detailed car tuning, accurate car body damage and real-time ray tracing.
Forza Motorsport will be a significant leap as compared to the series’ previous titles. As confirmed by Xbox, the racing game will feature over 500 cars at launch and 20 different racing environments.
Whether or not Forza Motorsport would be released in October is still up for debate, so it would be wise to wait for an official announcement by Xbox itself. Microsoft is expected to announce the final launch date for Forza Motorsport at the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase which is scheduled for June 11th.
About Forza Motorsport 8
Forza Motorsport 8 is the thirteenth installment in the Forza franchise. The racing game was first announced at the Xbox Games Showcase 2022 and is being developed by Turn 10 Studios. The publisher Microsoft Studios is expected to launch the game in Spring 2023.