The next Forza is now called Forza Motorsport. The next mainline game in the series is coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC sometime in 2023.
Microsoft made the announcement at a developer presentation today, while also showing off a new trailer. Developer Turn 10 Studios describes it as “the most technically advanced racing game ever made.” At launch, the game will include over 500 cars and feature all sorts of essential details, like realistic dirt buildup and chipped paint.
There will also be 20 environments, including five that are completely new to the series, such as one set in South Africa and “fully dynamic” weather and day/night cycles.
For the graphics fanatics, the game will be rendered in 4K at 60fps and will of course include ray tracing support. You can get an idea of all the changes and updates in the trailer above.
It’s been a long time for Forza’s next mainline. The game was first unveiled in 2020 at a huge Xbox showcase, but we haven’t heard much about it since. Forza Motorsport 7 launched in 2017 on Xbox One and PC, while the well-received spinoff Forza Horizon 5 came to Series X and S (and PC) in 2021.