Today, during the Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft and Turn-10 Studios inevitably announced Forza Motorsport.
Below you can watch the trailer revealed during the show. It was “captured completely in-engine” as mentioned by Xbox head Phil Spencer.
The game will run at 4K and 60 frames per second, and while we haven’t seen much just yet, what we see below is certainly promising.
Interestingly, the game seems to have lost the number, and no release window has been announced with the reveal.
We hear that it’s “early in development” so we shouldn’t expect it to be a launch game or even close to the Xbox Series X release.
Below you can read the official announcement:
“The new Forza Motorsport, currently in early development, is a reimagining of the series. We are taking what has made Forza Motorsport great over the past 15 years and pairing it with new game concepts and new technologies. With the new Forza Motorsport, ray tracing is coming to ForzaTech, you will see a dynamic world in 4K, 60fps, that is connected and dynamic – from surfaces of cars reflecting off each other, to brilliant red paint bouncing off intensely detailed track surfaces, and the interplay of light and shadow throughout the world. Developed by Turn 10 Studios, Forza Motorsport will be available on Xbox Series X, Windows 10 PC and on Xbox Game Pass.”
This is the eighth mainline installment of the Forza franchise, which debuted in 2005 for the original Xbox.
Over the years, we also got the Forza Horizon spinoff series by PlayGround games, which created a rather innovative open-world driving concept to stand side-by-side with the pure racing design of the Motorsport games. It reached its fourth installment in 2018.