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Forza Motorsport Video Features a 'Generational Leap in Fidelity, Immersion and Realism'

Forza Motorsport Video Features a 'Generational Leap in Fidelity, Immersion and Realism' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 January 2023 / 2,022 Views

Publisher Xbox Game Studios and developer Turn 10 Studios during the Xbox Developer_Direct today released new gameplay footage and details for Forza Motorsport, which features a "generational leap in fidelity, immersion, and realism."

Forza Motorsport will launch for the Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023.

View the latest video below:

Read the latest details on the game below:

Today, at Developer_Direct, we showed off a fresh look at Forza Motorsport and how we’re making the game look real, sound real and feel real through our cars, tracks and audio that deliver a generational leap in fidelity, immersion and realism. Forza Motorsport is coming later this year to Xbox Series X|S, Windows, Steam and Cloud Gaming (Beta) and we’d like to tell you all about it. Buckle up.

Cars Are More Dynamic Than Ever

Forza Motorsport will feature over 500 real-world cars at launch for you to collect, race and customize using more than 800 unique upgrades and custom modifications. We’re also delivering the most modern race cars that we have ever featured on our roster.

In addition to the number of cars, we have also made improvements to how they look by using a spectrophotometer,which captures multiple data points of light behavior on a surface. With this new sourcing technique, our paint models have a more realistic light response across colors, metal flake and gloss levels. Cars now have context-aware damage and dirt buildup that is authentic and unique to each vehicle, gathering more in the low-pressure areas like recesses and alcoves.

We’re also creating a more fun and rewarding driving experience thanks to the advances we’ve made in our physics simulation, which are greater than Forza Motorsport 5, 6, and 7 combined.

Enhanced Tracks and New Locations

Forza Motorsport will start with 20 environments featuring multiple track layouts for players to master. In addition to fan favorites, you can race on five all-new-to-Motorsport locations including our first in South Africa – Kyalami. Because of the level of detail that went into the tracks through photogrammetry and laser scanned images, the team was able to depict 10 times more realistic detail including highly detailed vegetation and overgrowth. With all the cutting-edge visuals, including tens of thousands of fully animated 3D spectators, each player will feel immersed in the spectacle of racing.

Also new to Forza Motorsport, the game will have dynamic time of day with weather including track temperatures, wet driving surfaces and rubbering in for each track so that no two laps ever play the same. With all of the new features and detail in our track environments, Forza Motorsport will be a generationally new experience with a truly incredible level of authenticity.

More Immersive Sound Experience

We also partnered with Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos to create a more immersive audio composition for this next generation of Forza Motorsport. Each audio system was rebuilt to create an immersive soundscape and deliver a new level of sonic depth and authenticity to our players. For Forza Motorsport, this is a legacy spanning 20 years of ongoing development, and we continue to utilize the most up-to-date technology to enhance our car sounds at the highest fidelity possible. This includes improved tire and suspension audio, as well as exhausts and turbos that change as they’re modified to sound like their real-world counterparts. New features like our regional track announcer will allow players to hear experiences in the game like never before.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments
JEMC (on 25 January 2023)

It certainly looks mighty impressive.

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zero129 (on 26 January 2023)

Looks like they are once again going to be holding the Racing Sim crown. This is the best looking Racer i have ever seen.

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Machina (on 26 January 2023)

I'm interested in the damage physics and visuals (and stuff like dirt build up and weather). Codies have been severely disappointing me on that front the last few years; it'd be awesome if Forza managed to really up its game in that department.

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Jumpinbeans (on 26 January 2023)

Is the 4k 60fps with real time ray tracing (5:16) on both the S and X? If so that's pretty impressive

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shikamaru317 Jumpinbeans (on 26 January 2023)

No way it's 4K on S, and likely no ray-tracing there either. But I do believe they confirmed it is 4K , 60 fps, and ray-tracing on X.

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Imaginedvl shikamaru317 (on 26 January 2023)

yah I doubt it will be 4k/60fps/RT on the Series S. Games will look and run really well on it but not with those specs. It is confirmed for the Series X and PC.

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Hynad (on 26 January 2023)

They finally nailed the photo-realistic look.

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