Forza Motorsport creative director Chris Esaki recently dropped some new details on the upcoming game in the Forza Monthly May 2021 stream, including that in terms of physics, the racer will serve as a "huge generational leap."
Speaking about this, Easki described the scale of the changes from Forza Motorsport 7 until now, as more than the changes made from the entirety of Forza Motorsport 4 to Forza Motorsport 7, hence the "huge generational leap."
"To put the physics work into perspective for everyone here, the changes we made from Forza Motorsport 7 until now, is more than the changes that we made from Forza Motorsport 4 through 7. So it's basically a huge generational leap coming to the game."
"The name of the game is Forza Motorsport. There's no sequential 8 after the title. It really is an all-new Forza Motorsport experience."
Esaki was reluctant to talk about most aspects of the game for now, but did go into detail about how tyres now have eight points of contact with the road surface rather than the single point of contact seen in Forza Motorsport 7 (also running at a vastly higher rate of cycles per-second), as well as the "night-and-day" differences in kerbing.
In terms of playtests, the recent closed multiplayer test was said to be a huge success, and Easki revealed that the next wave of tests will begin this summer. To have a chance of being involved, you'll need to sign up for Forza Panel, which is a community feedback service where fans can have their say on the series going forward.
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