Forza Motorsport and Horizon – Xbox Series X
Forza Motorsport will be released in Autumn 2021.
We open with the Xbox halo title, Forza Motorsport. Following the rocky launch of Forza Motorsport 7 three years ago, Turn 10 is implementing something of a course-correction for its arrival on the Xbox Series X. Bucking the usual two-year Forza launch cycle, we’re now a year overdue for what you’d imagine would be called Forza Motorsport 8. Such are the changes being implemented, they’re seemingly dropping the numbering system for a clean ‘Forza Motorsport’ soft reboot.
“With Forza Motorsport, we’re taking the lessons and evolutions of the entire history of Motorsport, and building an all-new Motorsport experience that takes full advantage of the speed and immersion of Xbox Series X,” the Forza website reads.
“That means you can expect stunning visuals and tech, such as ray tracing, native 4K, and 60fps, and some brand new game concepts, all intended to connect players to the Forza universe, and each other, like never before.”
Expect more than your average paint-by-numbers Forza when it arrives, then. There’s no release date yet, but we’re estimating it’ll arrive in Forza’s usual Autumn release window. If it’s half as much of a revolution and step-change as Forza Motorsport 2 was all the way back in 2007, the Forza franchise will be back on form. What’s more, as soon as the new Forza Motorsport title releases, you can bet a next-gen Horizon sandbox will follow soon after, hopefully with a reasonable map size increase...
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