‘Forza Motorsports’ still in early development for Xbox Series X

'Forza Motorsports' still in early development for Xbox Series X

It looks like Forza Motorsports is out from an alleged hiatus as it turns up in Xbox Series X Games Showcase with quite the promising technical jump.

Phil Spencer was proud to introduce Forza Motorsports and how it’ll look like with the Xbox Series X‘s In-Engine, which is very life-like.

Forza Motorsports: out from hiatus?

Per Tom’s Guidethe race simulation game franchise appears to be waking up from a hiatus with its unexpected announcement on Microsoft‘s digital event, the Xbox Series X Games Showcase.

The gaming community was reportedly used to receiving a new Forza Motorsports title every two years, like clockwork. However, no new title successor was heard of—aside from rumors—two years after Forza Motorsports 7 was released in 2017.

Although, Windows Central‘s December 2019 report on the whereabouts of Forza Motorsports 8 correctly hinted the status of Turn 10 Studios’ bestselling racer title.

An excerpt of the said report reads:

Microsoft’s hit racing franchise is slated for its return in 2020, accompanying Xbox Series X with a roster of next-generation advancements. Initial details on the ambitious project are surfacing, alluding to leaps in simulation depth, and proving a technological showpiece for the new console. Prototyped from the ground up with fan feedback, hopes are high for the next installment, seemingly titled Forza Motorsport 8.

Is the new title the eighth installment or a reboot?

Moreover, with the in-demand racer game finally coming to a clearer light, there’s a bit of confusion as to what the new Forza Motorsports entry will be.

With Phil Spencer only calling the game as Forza Motorsports—losing the number—avid followers might be looking at a game reboot. As Tom’s Guide has put it, a “fresh start for the long-running series, which has been a victim of diminishing returns and only small, iterative improvements over the years.”

On the game’s official website, a snippet of the jump to Xbox Series X announcement reads, “With Forza Motorsport, we’re taking the lessons and evolutions of the entire history of Motorsport, and building an all new Motorsport experience that takes full advantage of the speed and immersion of Xbox Series X.”

It further added that there will new “brand new game concepts” that are never seen before in the Forza universe.

As it turns out, Turn 10 and Xbox have ramped up the game’s graphics. Spencer proudly reveals that the racing game will be running in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second(fps). In addition to that, there is a “more realistic ray tracing lighting.”

Basically, Forza Motorsports will be more detailed and very realistic, similar to the actual racing arena. It was very evident on the video snippet showcased during the digital event.

However, another note that was emphasized is that the game is still in its early development. So, the already 3-year absence will continue running. Nevertheless, at least, now its fans know that there will be a new Forza Motorsports. 

It will now just be the struggle of waiting, most especially with not release window teased by the Xbox boss. Lastly, it looks like it’ll only be made available for Xbox Series X and Windows 10, as an Xbox One version was not mentioned.


Featured image courtesy of Forza/YouTube Screenshot

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