Today’s Xbox and Bethesda showcase had a brand new look at Forza. The franchise is made up of a few IPs, for those who don’t know. With Forza Motorsport, we only had Turn 10 at first; then they partnered with Playground Games to create the Horizon series. Last year, we saw the release of Horizon 5. The return of Motorsport is the first thing we witnessed today. We got two clips, one with in-game engine footage and the other with Xbox Series X footage from the renowned Maple Valley circuit.
This is the eighth main title in the series. Also, we see they have included real-time Ray Tracing. For Horizon 5 and GT7, it wasn’t included in live races. We also have a fully dynamic time-of-day simulator, a full gameplay overhaul. The visuals are improved using photogrammetry, 3D material scans, advanced rendering, and procedural generation.
For racing, we get ambient temperature and weather changes and fan-requested tire and fuel management. As for when we can take to the track, it’s been given a Spring 2023 release date.
Forza Horizon 5
We have been awaiting the details of the first expansion. Rumors were circulating about what to expect but in reality, we had no idea. So we saw a trailer to announce the first expansion is coming on July 19th
This expansion brings the back Hot Wheels to the Horizon festival. We last saw it on the third installment and that was well received. It’s one of my favorite expansions so I look forward to jumping into that. So will you be hitting the track on either of these come launches? Of course, Motorsport is available on day one via Game Pass. Whatever your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you so why not get in touch with us. For those who missed the showcase, the 4K presentation is available here.