During today’s Xbox Developer Direct, Turn 10 Studios showed off some new details about Forza Motorsport, the upcoming 8th mainline entry in the long-running Xbox racing franchise.
The game will feature more than 500 cars for players to collect and race, including more than 100 cars that are new to the game. There will also be more than 800 unique upgrades available to trick out those rides.
Forza 8 looks to be a visual treat, with the power of the Xbox Series X paving the way for the best-looking Forza we’ve seen yet. Turn 10 says that real life car paints are captured using a spectra-photometer in order to develop paint models that have realistic light responses that vary depending on the color and type of paint used. Damage and dirt buildup will also be simulated as you race, with your car accurately getting dirtier and more banged up to reflect how you’ve been driving.
During the dev direct, Turn 10 showed off Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa, one of five new environments, which will join 15 fan favorites that have been built from the ground up for this generation. The team says that Forza 8 will have ten times the detail compared to previous generations, with things like a procedural cloud system, physically based lighting, volumetric fog, and dynamic time and weather all bringing unique details into every race.
Forza Motorsport will arrive in 2023.