08 Jan 2021 11:04 AM +00:00

Forza Motorsport: Release date, latest news, gameplay, trailer, career mode & more

Forza Motorsport is making its big return to next-gen consoles.

Here are all the latest racing sim's details on Xbox Series X and Series S.

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Latest News - There is no news

It has been very quiet on the Forza front. Turn 10 hasn't released anything new about the game in a long time.

When first revealed, Forza Motorsport was still in early development. That combined with troubles in other titles like Halo Infinite means we are probably still some time away from hearing about the new game.

The good news is that Forza Motorsport 7 is now available on Xbox Game Pass.

Release date

Rumours have the release date for Forza Motorsport in early 2021, but given the radio silence that is hugely unlikely.

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We're probably going to be looking at a September-October 2021 release window. If there have been no delays to development that is.

Trailer

The only trailer we have seen so far is the official announcement one.

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While it was a very brief look at Laguna Seca, the game looks promising already.

Of course, that's far from official. It could be ready for the Christmas game rush. Hopefully Turn 10 wait for it to be perfect though.

The expectation is that it won't be out as a launch title for the Xbox Series X though.

What's new?

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Forza will be Microsoft's competition for Gran Turismo 7 so surely it will have some new features, right?

According to leaks from @IdleSloth84, the new Forza will resemble that of a reboot/reimagining of the mainline Forza series. This will take it back to its more realistic and sim racing roots.

Here's what the new game is rumoured to bring to it:

  • New tyre pressure model
  • Dynamic track temperatures
  • New atmosphere pressure system, affecting air density, dynamics, and power
  • Redesigned suspension system with new modeling
  • New ranked online system
  • New integrated online Ghosting System
  • Tracks have full day and night cycles depending on race length/track
  • Rubber in on tracks
  • New heat interaction with tire pressure
  • Expanded race capacity
  • Off-road racing on land or gravel
  • Rally races will also be present
  • Clubs Return
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Cars - Quality over quantity

Some racing games launch with hundreds of cars, only a handful of which are highly accurate and more than a few that feel completely wrong.

It seems that Forza will be going for the "less is more" option when it comes to cars that are available on launch.

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This is a good direction to go in.

As we've seen from games like Assetto Corsa Competizione, racing titles that focus in on a class or category tend to have a higher quality of driving experience than those that try to represent every car from the 1950s on.

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Graphics, physics, & gameplay

Forza Motorsport is expected to stay on the ForzaTech engine.

Of course, it will get an upgrade to take advantage of the amazing specs in the Xbox Series X.

The graphics are of course set to be stunning, but the weather model and day/night cycles will be amazing too.

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