Chris Esaki, the Creative Director at Turn 10 Studios, as well as a few of the other prominent members of the Turn 10 Studios team, were guests on Developer_Direct, presented by Xbox & Bethesda on Wednesday (25th January) live on the Xbox YouTube to talk about the upcoming Forza Motorsport title.
In the nearly six-minute block during the premiered video, details surrounding the game which is still slated for a release date in 2023, were unveiled in the behind the scenes look at what goes into developing such a title.
HUGE AMOUNT OF CONTENT
One of the big details to come out of the premiere was the number of pieces of content that will be included in the title.
Forza Motorsport will contain over 500 cars with 800 unique upgrades at launch, with details as precise as the differing sounds made with each upgraded part included in the gameplay.
100 of those cars will be new to the Motorsport title, and there will also be more modern race cars than ever before included as well.
There will also be 20 environments in Forza Motorsport, and five of them will be brand new to the title.
The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is one of those, based in South Africa. We can also see that Suzuka Circuit and Laguna Seca will return to the franchise as well based on footage in the trailer.
DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS
Back in June, we found out about things like the fully dynamic time of day with weather, the dynamic track temperatures, the wet driving surfaces and the rubbering in, all of which affects the track surface and racing lines to take.
All of the dynamic racing properties will sure that “no two laps ever play the same,” according to Turn 10 Studios Direct of Motorsport Content, Arthur Shek.
Shek also spoke on the visual details included as well, including “animated track life, physically based lighting and volumetric fog effects, and a fully procedural cloud system which evolves organically” which leads to a more immersive experience.
The title will come with 4K gaming and real-time ray tracing. Also, things will look great when they don’t look great, as damage and dirt buildup on each car will be unique and more realistic looking as well.
ENHANCED GAME MODES
At the end of the presentation, Esaki mentioned that they’ve got an “incredible new online racing mode” but no further details were dropped on that.
Also with no further context is that there will be a “car building-focused single player career” mode as well, which likely ties into the vast amount of the 800 unique upgrades mentioned above.
Back in June of 2022, it was said that the release date would be the Spring of 2023. Now, it just says 2023 with no further clarification. This could mean that it’s been pushed back to later in the year, but nothing else has been made official on it at this time.
FORZA MOTORSPORT RELEASE DATE
The new Forza Motorsport title will be released in 2023 on Xbox Series X|S consoles and on PC via Game Pass.
FORZA MOTORSPORT CAR LIST*
- 1971 AMC Javelin AMX
- 1989 Aston Martin #18 Aston Martin AMR1
- 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan
- 2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro
- 2016 Audi #17 Rotek Racing TT RS
- 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
2018 Audi #44 R8 LMS GT3
- 2018 Audi TT RS
- 1991 BMW M3
- 2017 BMW #24 BMW Team RLL M6 GTLM
- 2018 BMW #1 BMW M Motorsport M8 GTE
- 2019 Brabham BT62
- 2018 Bugatti Chiron
- 1970 Buick GSX
2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.R
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport Coupe
- 1969 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport 396
- 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
- 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 454
- 2015 Chevrolet #10 Konica Minolta Corvette Daytona Prototype
- 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
- 2020 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing C8.R
- 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
- 1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49
- 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
- 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
- 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
- 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
- 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
- 2005 Ford GT
- 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype
- 2016 Ford #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans
- 2017 Ford GT
2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1
- 2020 Hyundai #98 Bryan Herta Autosport Veloster N
- 1983 Jaguar #44 Group 44 XJR-5
- 1988 Jaguar #1 Jaguar Racing XJR-9
- 1993 Jaguar XJ220
- 2015 Jaguar XKR-S GT
- 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
- 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
- 2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
- 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO
- 1969 Lola #10 Simoniz Special T163
- 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata
- 1991 Mazda #55 Mazda 787B
- 2010 Mazda #16 Mazda Racing B09/86
- 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80
- 1969 McLaren #4 McLaren Cars M8B
- 2013 McLaren P1
- 2018 McLaren Senna
- 1989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Sauber-Mercedes C 9
- 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
- 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
- 1985 Nissan #83 GTP ZX-Turbo
- 1991 Nissan #23 Nissan R91CP
- 2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM NISMO
- 2019 Nissan 370Z Nismo
- 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO (R35)
- 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
2017 Oreca #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07
- 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
- 1993 Peugeot #3 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 EVO 1C
- 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
- 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
- 1970 Porsche #3 917 LH
1983 Porsche #11 John Fitzpatrick Racing 956
- 1987 Porsche #17 Porsche AG 962C
- 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
- 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid
- 2017 Porsche #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR
- 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935
- 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- 2021 Porsche 911 GT3
- 2021 Porsche Mission R
- 2015 Radical RXC Turbo
- 2004 Saleen S7
- 2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 HYBRID
*Partial car list correct as of 7th March 2023. Cars that have been stricken through were originally on the car list but removed in an update from the devs on 2nd March.