After the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, which brought us the official trailers for both the new Forza Motorsport and the first DLC for Forza Horizon 5, called Hot Wheels, Forza developers hosted their Monthly today.
In it, the hosts went through the details of the trailers with the producers of the respective games. So, let’s jump right into what they talked about:
Forza Motorsport 2023 NewsThe newest title in the Forza Motorsport series is set to release in the spring of 2023. It seems this new release will not follow the numeric titling formula, since the producer themselves refrained from using the number 8 in combination with the game’s name. The features that were described for this new game were:
This widely requested feature will make a dynamic time-of-day progression possible. According to Creative Director Chris Esaki, this will both enable 24-hour progressions on every track and allow for a more realistic approach to race track temperature and grip.
All-New Tyre Model
The new tyre physics, which were explained as having “48 times the fidelity” have also received a more in-depth explanation. According to Esaki, tyres do not only have 8 contact points to the ground now instead of 1 but also the frequency is said to be increased by 6 times. This new tyre model therefore should allow 48 times more detailed tyre physics.
Dynamic Damage and Wear
All vehicles featured in the new Forza Motorsport title are said to individually and dynamically calculate any damage done to the vehicle. Meaning after a race, you should be able to even tell “when the contact for that individual scratch” happened.
Furthermore, tyre wear is said to be based on the selected compound. A “soft, medium and hard” compound was mentioned. Tyre wear is not only supposed to change the handling of the vehicles, but also rubber in the circuits.
The race tracks featured in the trailer will all be available in the final release. Those will be:
- Maple Valley Raceway
- WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
- Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
- Circuit Hakone
According to Esaki, ray tracing will be featured at any time in the new Forza Motorsport. On the track, the reflections will be calculated live.
Lots of GT Cars
According to a comment from Esaki, the new Forza Motorsport will feature “Lots of GT Cars”.
The new Forza Motorsport is set to release for current Xbox consoles as well as PC via the Microsoft Store as well as Steam.
Forza Horizon 5 – Hot Wheels DLCThe first DLC for Forza Horizon 5 will take players back on the orange track as in the third instalment. This time, above the clouds of Mexico.
The orange tracks will be suspended in the air and feature both standard and magnet versions. The latter allows for loopings and steep drops while still grounding the vehicle. Other terrains will largely feature cliffsides, plateaus and snow-covered mountains.
A progression feature will be installed in this new area, allowing players to only drive up to B-class cars in the beginning. Through the so-called “Hot Wheels Academy” a driver will be able to ascend the ranks and be allowed to drive higher spec vehicles.
Hot Wheels featured in the DLC will include:
- Deora 2
- Bad to the Blade
- Baja Bone Shaker
- Chevrolet Hot Wheels Camaro
Is the new Forza Motorsport something you are interested in? And what do you think about Hot Wheels being featured in Forza Horizon 5? Please let us know in the comments below!