A brand new game in the Forza Motorsport series of driving simulation games was announced at the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda showcase. The formerly biennial franchise now returns after a five-year absence – it’s coming in 2023 for Xbox and PC.
After a brief reveal trailer, developers from Turn 10 Studios showed off a real-time gameplay demo which put a spotlight on the technological improvements the game has seen since its last iteration in 2017.
The game will have real-time raytracing during actual races, which focuses on creating realistic lighting and reflections. Car damage was also highlighted, with the developers emphasising that every individual scratch would be modelled. Both of these particular features are noteworthy flaunts, given that neither of them are present in the longtime rival franchise of Forza Motorsport, Gran Turismo 7, which is a PlayStation exclusive series.
Elsewhere in the Microsoft and Bethesda showcase, Forza Motorsport’s open-world sister game, Forza Horizon 5, had a new expansion announced, based on the Hot Wheels toy car property. It’s the second Hot Wheels expansion for the Horizon series.
Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.
You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.