As a car lover and racing fan, one of my most anticipated titles is the new Forza Motorsport. While I always adore my time with Forza Horizon, and had the pleasure of reviewing the brilliant Forza Horizon 5, it’s always been Motorsport that is closest to my heart.
The *new* Forza Motorsport is the most ambitious title Turn 10 has ever made. For the uninitiated, it is a complete reboot of the franchise with a large focus on developing new physics engines and overhauling the player experience.
Today, at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, we got the first full look at the game. And it looks mind-blowing.
As written in the Xbox Wire blog post, no aspect has been overlooked.
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. The all-new Forza Motorsport is the most technically advanced racing game ever made.
Fundamental to Forza Motorsport is our fully dynamic time of day system, which brings tracks to life in stunning detail and like weather, it will be available on every track. Changes in time of day alter ambient temperatures, which, in turn, impacts the track surface temperatures. These track temperature changes will affect the grip of your car, as does rubbering in and weather. These new simulation details add further depth, drama, and dynamics to the racing experience.
We’ve completely overhauled the core driving experience to take advantage of the power of the Xbox Series consoles. This includes a 48 times improvement in the fidelity of our physics simulation. Based on your feedback, we’ve introduced new features like tire and fuel management, multiple tire compounds, and new in-depth car building to create the ultimate racing playset. This is all brought to life at the trackside pits, where advanced materials and shaders paired with ray tracing bring out incredible detail in the gold heat wrap, anodized aluminum, and carbon fiber. Ray tracing especially shines on engine bays with their complex self-reflection.
In Forza Motorsport, car damage is reproduced down to the individual scratches on the bodywork. There are all-new simulation details in the directionality of damage, how the paint peels away at exposed and raised edges, in the wheel abrasions, and in the dirt build-up. Car damage is a racing reality and has been authentically captured in the new Forza Motorsport.
Watch the full gameplay demo below and stay tuned to Seasoned Gaming for on-going coverage!