A new game console from Microsoft usually means a new Forza game, whether it’s Motorsport or Horizon. The eighth installment of the Motorsport series was teased among many other new games during the Xbox Series X event, including an upgraded version of Forza Horizon 4 to use the added hardware power of the console.
Details on the upcoming Forza Motorsport game are scarce at the moment, mainly because it is still in early development. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it should be worth the wait, given the stunning in-game graphics in the announcement trailer. We’re lucky to see a bunch of Apollo IE hypercars running around Laguna Seca in stunning 4K graphics and running smoothly at 60fps.
A good gameplay video would have been better, but at least we can rest assured that Turn 10 Studios will be further improving their gameplay to harness the power of the new Xbox Series X. The attention to detail is amazing and the game will support it. . ray tracing for realistic shadows and highlights. Keep in mind that this is not a pre-rendered video, as we would expect the new Forza to look roughly like the adjacent video.
As well as seeing the Apollo Intensa Emozione, the brief trailer for the game also shows Mazda’s BAC Mono and Daytona racer, with hundreds of additional cars and a variety of tracks likely planned. The game seems to be called simply Forza Motorsport like the 2005 original rather than Forza Motorsport 8, which sounds kinda odd, but it is. Perhaps the video game developers are seeing the new title as a reboot rather than a follow-up to Forza 7 that launched in late 2017.
With the game in early development, we wouldn’t be holding our breath for a launch later this year that would coincide with the Xbox Series X rollout. Expect a “very different and incredible experience,” according to Chris Esaki , Creative Director of Turn 10, which could explain why the game is seen by its developer as more than just a continuation of Forza 7.