One of the most jaw-dropping reveals of yesterday's Xbox Games Showcase was our first proper look at the Forza Motorsport reboot. While a lot of the games shown yesterday, June 12th, could still be considered 'cross-gen', Forza looked like a real technical showcase for Xbox Series X|S.
Developer Turn 10 certainly seems to think so as well. The creators of the Forza franchise looked thrilled to finally unveil their latest title, calling it "the most technically advanced racing game ever made". Bold claim!
"Coming in spring 2023, Forza Motorsport has been built from the ground up to showcase the Xbox Series X|S consoles. The accuracy of our overhauled physics, the beauty of our cars and tracks, our new dynamic time of day, advanced car damage, and real time ray tracing on track lead to a generational leap in immersion. Forza Motorsport is the most technically advanced racing game ever made."
The gameplay we've seen so far shows a huge leap from Forza Motorsport 7, the team's previous effort which released around the Xbox One X launch. Forza 7 took good advantage of Microsoft's mid-gen Xbox One upgrade, but fundamentally, it felt very similar to Forza Motorsport 6 under the hood.
This time though, things have changed. Turn 10 is claiming a "48 times improvement" in the way the game handles its physics simulation, which we can't wait to try out ourselves. Oh, and that on-track ray tracing will be paired with fully dynamic weather and day/night cycles on all tracks. Here are a few more screens to gawk over before launch in Spring 2023:
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