Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:34am 13/06/22 | 0 Comments
Forza Motorsport, which is the pure racing sim from Turn 10, is being re-built from the ground-up for Xbox Series X|S and PC. And we got our first look at what that means at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase earlier today, with some truly impressive visuals. From real-time ray-tracing (reflections) on track and not limited to a photo mode through to a dynamic day-night system that plays into a physics system more realistic than ever before.
If you're a fan of real-world racing, then yeah, definitely take a look. Here's the trailer.
Forza Motorsport has been built from the ground up to showcase the Xbox Series X|S consoles. The accuracy of our overhauled physics, the beauty of our cars and tracks, our new dynamic time of day, advanced car damage, and real time ray tracing on track lead to a generational leap in immersion. The all-new Forza Motorsport is the most technically advanced racing game ever made.
Fundamental to Forza Motorsport is our fully dynamic time of day system, which brings tracks to life in stunning detail and like weather, it will be available on every track. Changes in time of day alter ambient temperatures, which, in turn, impacts the track surface temperatures. These track temperature changes will affect the grip of your car, as does rubbering in and weather. These new simulation details add further depth, drama, and dynamics to the racing experience.
And you can see all of that in the extended gameplay demo taking place on the Maple Valley track.
In terms of physics the team at Turn 10 notes that things have been ramped up 48-times in terms of complexity and detail. New features like tire and fuel management are coming plus "in-depth car building to create the ultimate racing playset". Track-side pits in particular showcase the new ray-traced visuals with some very impressive and realistic effects. Seeing those effects on the track is particularly impressive as ray-tracing in Forza Horizon 5 was limited to that game's photo mode.
Finally, it looks like car damage is getting an overhaul too.
In Forza Motorsport, car damage is reproduced down to the individual scratches on the bodywork. There are all-new simulation details in the directionality of damage, how the paint peels away at exposed and raised edges, in the wheel abrasions, and in the dirt build-up. Car damage is a racing reality and has been authentically captured in the new Forza Motorsport.
Awesome stuff, and Forza Motorsport is on track for release in 2023 (the first-half) on Xbox Series X|S, PC (Steam), and Xbox Game Pass.