The latest game in the long running, incredibly successful Forza Motorsport franchise is almost upon us, with those who pre-order the Premium Edition able to access the game 5 days early starting October 5th.
To get all of us racing fans excited, Turn 10 Studios has released the first 17 minutes of gameplay which showcases the following:
- An Open Practice lap at Maple Valley behind the wheel of the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray and the last two laps of an endurance race at Hakone where you will experience the 2023 No.01 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R.
- The Builders Cup Intro Series introduces a few select starter cars including the 2019 Subaru STI S209, 2018 Honda Civic Type R and 2018 Ford Mustang GT.
- A full-grid race on the all-new Grand Oak Raceway with the 2018 Honda Civic Type R.
There’s no doubt the game looks incredible and as a racing fan, I can’t wait to climb behind the wheel next month.
In the video we get a great look at the insane detail of the interior, with a racing wheel and interior bathed in carbon fiber, complimented by stitched leather and the texture of the racing gloves holding on tight.
If we focus on the environments, we see there’s a lush forest that overhangs the Maple Valley track, sun shining through and casting shadows on the track and the cars. The car models are as you’d expect, represented in stunning detail, with reflections in the paint, forever changing with the dynamic lighting conditions.
The next race takes place in Japan, at night, allowing us to see how a pit stop plays out during an endurance race. Gone are the days where you pull into an empty pit and magically your tyres are repaired, there’s now a full pit crew to meet you and service your car.
Finally we get to see a Honda Type R take on the Builder’s Cup around an all new Grand Oak Raceway track. This shows how racing through a series of objectives lets you gain experience and credits to upgrade the car, if you’re into levelling this will be a real strong part of the game.
While there’s lots to love about Forza Motorsport, I think the sounds are some of the best I’ve heard in a racing game.
If you, like me, can’t wait to get into the game, then make the wait till next month a little easier by watching and getting excited by watching the video below.
Forza Motorsport is coming on October 10 to Xbox Series X|S consoles, Windows 10 and 11 PCs via the Microsoft Store and Steam, and Xbox Game Pass for console, PC and Cloud Gaming (Beta).