A brand-new trailer has been released for the upcoming Forza Motorsport (2023)! It’s been a while since we’ve seen any substantial updates on the progress of Forza Motorsport, and as we have now entered the touted 2023 release window for Turn 10 Studios’ latest racing game we’d expect to see much more of it in the coming months.
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The trailer itself focuses on the advancements that have been made in terms of the graphics, audio design and physics of the game. Turn 10 Creative Director Chris Esaki has claimed that this will be the “most technically advanced racing game ever made”. Talk about going in strong.
So, let’s run down what we’ve learned. Forza Motorsport will feature more than 500 cars at launch, which can all be customised with plenty of additional bits such as wings and roll cages. From what we see here, there will be Le Mans Prototypes, GT cars, Touring cars and Supercars along with classics including the E30 M3. The physics model has been entirely revamped, which Vehicle Art Director Gabriel Garcia notes should make this latest game feel far more engaging than any previous Forsa title. The developers also seem to have spent a great deal of time fine tuning the simulation of damage and dirt build up on the cars’ bodywork, so if you enjoy those kinds of details you’re well catered for here.
Sound design is obviously a huge element of racing games. Often times the car we chose to hit the track with is dictated more by the noise it makes than anything, and Project Audio Director Chase Combs says this is the “best sounding Forza Motorsport ever”. The most intriguing information we gleaned form this trailer is that the sound of the cars will change depending on how you tune it. We’ll be interested to how this compares to Polyphony’s implementation of the same idea over on Gran Turismo 7.
Other details revealed here are the inclusion of 20 circuits at launch. A selection that includes Kyalami in South Africa. Circuits will evolve in terms of temperature, surface rubber and moisture, which is certainly par for the course at this stage of tech advancement.
As it stands, the only confirmed game modes are the single player career and online racing. We’ll wait to see if that offering expands as we get closer to launch, a date for which we’re still waiting for, although 2023 is still given as the window.
As you might expect, fan reception has been fairly cold so far. A lack of insight into the actual gameplay has left a sea of Forza faithful feeling twitchy for more. Whether this turns out to be a brand-new chapter for the series, or simply more of the same formula with some technological enhancements remains to be seen, but we get the feeling Turn 10 Studios will need to bring more to the table to avoid the kind of backlash we saw with Gran Turismo 7 last year.
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