Alongside the previously announced locations, such as Laguna Seca, Suzuka, Kyalami and Maple Valley, the Forza Motorsport reboot will also see Circuit de la Sarthe and Spa-Francorchamps added to the roster.
The new trailer also shows glimpses of the title’s tuning options for the first time, too.
Two historic venues
Both European circuits are known for endurance racing, a brief shot in the footage shows cars such as the electric Porsche Mission R and Ferrari 488 Challenge scaling the heights of Eau Rouge and Radillon at Spa – a defining corner sequence.
There’s also a brief shot of the pit straight at Le Mans, fitting really as every location in the game will feature day-to-night cycles, and this is the venue for the punishing 24 Hours of Le Mans event.
This year’s real-world race at the venue was completed today. During the race, viewers on Eurosport were treated to Forza Motorsport advert spots and on-track Xbox banners. The Cadillac V-Series.R (LMDh/GTP) that features in the game finished third overall too. It all fits together nicely.
Alongside these two real-world circuits, there also looks to be a fictional short oval – Eaglerock Speedway.
Car upgrades first look
Forza Motorsport, the eighth in the series, appears to go with a clean user interface aesthetic – perhaps in response to Forza Motorsport 7’s menu-heavy design. After a brief glimpse of the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray – revealed earlier this month as a cover star alongside the V-Series.R – we see some tuning menu options.
Items such as air filets, exhausts and transmissions can be upgraded, alongside (like in FM7) engine swaps. Each appears to affect one of four parameters:
These are displayed on a graph, reminding us of older FIFA game player ratings, and there also looks to be an overall car level, in this instance, set to 50. Aerodynamic appendages can also added, in this example an aggressive body kit and rear wing, which also alter performance metrics.
Over 800 car parts are expected, in what sounds like the main focus of the career mode.
“I’m thrilled to welcome the Cadillac V-Series.R and Corvette E-Ray to the home of competition,” said Chris Esaki, Creative Director at developer Turn 10.
We’ve also spotted the Lamborghini Revuelto a new mid-engine hybrid supercar, and the latest 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3.
More detailed information about the career mode is expected at a later date, 13th June 2023. Let us know your thoughts about the latest trailer in the comments below.
Forza Motorsport release date
The new Forza Motorsport will release on 10th October 2023 for Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam and Xbox App). It will, of course, be part of the Game Pass subscription.