Forza Motorsport: release date and gameplay at the Summer Game Fest Xbox conference

While the first expansion dedicated to Forza Horizon 5 was unveiled in partnership with Hot Wheels during Summer Game Fest, the conference dedicated to Microsoft, the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, will still have revealed crucial news for this license: the next opus will land soon , and it’s simply called Forza Motorsport! A promising announcement for car simulation enthusiasts, all in the video!

Forza Motorsport release date

While the developers at Turn 10 Studios haven’t given the exact release date of Forza Motorsport, they made a fairly accurate pick about it during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at Summer Game Fest 2022. Conclusion: It will be for spring 2023! Granted, it’s thin and wide enough for the franchise’s biggest fans, but we already know that the next behemoth of automotive simulation will be around in a year at the latest. There’s still a long way to go, of course, but…

On the ports side, nothing extraordinary in the program: the game is entirely for the Xbox Series X | S, so it will only be available on those consoles, but also on PC. On the other hand, good news for Game Pass owners: Forza Motorsport will be available at no additional cost from the day of its release!

More and more realistic, more and more Forza

Forza Motorsport is being sold as “the most realistic racing game ever” and has it under the hood, and it’s certainly not the gameplay demo presented during the Microsoft-dedicated conference that will say the opposite. Not only suitable for 4K-compatible monitors, but of course also with realistic ray tracing, even during races. The rendering is amazing to say the least, and that’s an understatement.

But that’s not all Forza Motorsport has to offer. Although its realism is likely to make fans forget recent disappointments regarding the license, the return of some legendary circuits should please a large number of players. These include in particular:

  • Mapple Valley
  • Spa Francorchamps
  • Laguna Seca Circuit

But new ones have already been announced. While not many at the moment, it’s highly hoped this will only be temporary and the list will grow by next year’s release of the game. Therefore, three new tracks are used in addition to the three mentioned above. We also know that one of them will be in Japan while another will be more in the south of the African continent.

On the technical sideeverything is new“, as the demo shows. The developers used a device called “photogrammetry” for both the tracks and the environments in which they are located, in order to offer the most realistic reproduction possible. The result is still stunning, as much as you can would almost doubt that it is not a real car race.Similarly, the day/night cycles and weather variations have already been revealed to be present on all circuits, the temperature of the tracks will be a new available variable and several elements have already been revealed designed much more realistically, tire management or pit stops for example.

Well, certainly Forza Motorsport is still relatively far away and we’ll need to get our hands on it to have a concrete opinion on the true revolution it’s meant to embody. Nevertheless, this first draft in the engine without cropping is particularly interesting and makes you dream! See you in spring 2023!


We’re taking stock of this Summer Game Fest 2022’s Xbox/Bethesda conference with a full roundup of all the Game Pass announcements, release dates, and trailers airing during this nearly hour-and-a-half live stream that’s very busy with promising games.

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