Forza Motorsport 7 development to end following August 2019 update

What you need to know

  • The next update to Forza 7 due in August will be the game's last to deliver new content.
  • It will see the culmination of development on both the current Race Regulations ruleset and the 2017 released title as a whole.
  • Development is in the early stages of the next Forza Motorsport title.

We all knew this day would come eventually, but there's usually a new game to fill the void when it does. After two years, Turn 10 has announced that development on Forza Motorsport 7 will cease following the delivery of the August 2019 update.

"Finally, a word about the future for Forza Motorsport 7. Development on Forza 7, including further Forza Race Regulations features, will culminate with next month's August 2019 update. Of note, the August update will feature race disqualifications based on accumulated penalty times. Look for more detail on how this will work next month."

The Race Regulations ruleset has been the big focus of recent Forza Motorsport development time, as the future of competitive play and tournaments such as the Forza RC. The July update will land this week with the first iteration of collision-based penalties, while the August update will bring penalty induced disqualifications into the mix for the first time.

Of course, while development is ending, Forza 7 will live on and with the first iteration of the Race Regulations seemingly complete as of next month, there should be plenty of decent competitive gameplay to get stuck into while we wait for what's next.

What's next, however, is still unclear. Turn 10 has discussed a new approach to building the next Forza Motorsport game, involving the community from the very early stages, but aside from that there are no details. Nothing was teased or announced at E3, and with Project Scarlett landing at the tail end of 2020 it would be easy to assume we have at least that long to wait for Forza 8, or whatever it may end up being.

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2 Comments
  • I say Motorsport 8 will come in 2021
  • Probably right unless they're further along than they're letting on. Seems like there should probably be at least one Forza title to launch Scarlett with though, question is, which one. Technically next year should be a new Horizon game again.