15 years after the release of the first Forza Motorsport title, a new entry in the racing sim series was revealed during today's Xbox Games Showcase, with a brief introduction from Xbox Head Phil Spencer, who promised that the reveal trailer was captured entirely within the game engine.
The reveal trailer starts off behind the scenes of a race, with mechanics working on sportscars, and others manning broadcast equipment, while cutting intermittedly to a high-speed race.
Strangely, although this would have been the eighth entry in the long-running Forza Motorsport series, this title ditches the numbering, and is simply named only Forza Motorsport. Creative director Dan Greenawalt called the title a "reimagining of the series" as well as talking a little it's graphical advancements.
"We are taking what has made Forza Motorsport great over the past 15 years and pairing it with new game concepts and new technologies. With the new Forza Motorsport, ray tracing is coming to ForzaTech, you will see a dynamic world in 4K, 60fps, that is connected and dynamic – from surfaces of cars reflecting off each other, to brilliant red paint bouncing off intensely detailed track surfaces, and the interplay of light and shadow throughout the world"
Forza Horizon 4, Available On Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery
In addition to this new upcoming title, Forza Horizon 4 will also be optimized for Xbox Series X, available through Xbox's Smart Delivery programme.
"There’s never been a better time to play Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 4. Now optimized for the Xbox Series X, players will experience higher fidelity graphics and faster performance as they explore beautiful, historic Britain and drive hundreds of the world’s greatest cars in native 4K Ultra HD at 60fps."
Forza Motorsport will be available on Xbox Series X, and PC, as well as being offered on launch through Xbox Games Pass.