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Forza Motorsport 7 is official, 4K60 on Xbox One X!

The next chapter in Microsoft's racing franchise is now official, announced alongside the world exclusive unveiling of the new Porsche 911 GT2 on stage in LA at E3 2017.

Forza and the motor industry are getting ever closer, but the headline news here is that Forza 7 will run at 4K and 60FPS on the Xbox One X. That's right, 4K60! It launches on October 3, so if you're getting the newest console, it'll be right there waiting on day one.

This is the most ambitious title in the series to date with over 700 cars included from the world's greatest brands, including Porsche, Lamborghini and many more. There'll also be the usual good selection of locations, with 30 circuits and a whole bunch of different track layouts to race on them. As with Forza Horizon 3, it'll support Xbox Play Anywhere so PC gamers aren't left out, and naturally, that version will also support 4K gaming.

The devil is in the detail, with dynamic weather included in the latest Forza Motorsport for the first time, including more realistic puddles when the going gets tough. It isn't limited to just rain, either, as heat will affect your car's performance, too.

As ever there will be more than one version to buy, and folks picking up the Ultimate Edition will get it a little earlier on September 29.

Now available for pre-order at your local Microsoft Store and microsoft.com, Forza Motorsport 7 arrives worldwide on October 3 exclusively on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs via Xbox Play Anywhere. Special editions include the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions, complete with exclusive, digital-only bonus content, VIP membership, and access to the Day One Car Pack. In addition, Ultimate Edition owners will receive early access to the game on September 29 and the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass that gives you access to upcoming car packs.

Of particular interest to PC gamers will be support for their favorite USB wheel controllers. Xbox has a selection, but the PC has had more, for longer, and there's good news for folks who keep clinging to their old favorite. Forza 7 on PC will support basically all of them, as announced on stage at the PC Gaming Show at E3.

All we've had right now is a sneak peek, but rest assured there'll be much more to come. Keep it locked to Windows Central for the best of this and Microsoft's other announcements from E3 2017.

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Updated: Added information on USB wheel support for the PC version of Forza 7

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

17 Comments
  • Day one pr-order for me, Forza 7 and XBOX One X  
  • Your stream, in app, doesn't work. Can barely see it.
  • I want!!
  • This is to be expected, I'll probably grab this one, I skipped 6, so it'll be worth jumping into 7.
  • This will be my first pick and can't wait!
  • Oh yes, first real Forza Motorsport on PC. Day one buy.
  • VR? After a decade of mostly the same cars and trucks, I don't know if I will get this unless it has VR. I got FM6 and barely plated it because it's just too much of what I've already done.
  • VR isn't being talked about by Microsoft at E3, said that ahead of time. Maybe Gamescom in August. Still ahead of the launch of any of this. Fingers crossed anyway.
  • Yeah, I know that, and I said it made E3 about meaningless at the time. Goign to watch the thing now anyway, but it sounds like it'll be a whopping disappointment, since VR was absent. That they showed FM7 as the console flagship and left VR off makes it seem FM7 might not have it, which makes the biggest title on the console poitnless to me.
  • Keith, several top-tier race sims (iRacing, AC, PC) support Rift, Vive, or both.  I'm told the new iRacing Ferrari 488 GTE and Ford GTE are very immersive in VR.
  • yay for play anywhere!
  • Play anywhere is a great idea but at the same time I feel.it lowers the value of the Xbox brand.
  • Xbox is the platform. No longer the box under the TV.
  • I would love to see some older track layouts that were more suitable to the cars from the '50s - '70s. You've got tracks like Monza, Watkins Glen, Spa, and Silverstone that are infested with chicanes that didn't exist until cars got too fast and needed to be slowed down in the middle of a straight. The older cars' handling and brakes are simply unsuited for the high-downforce full-throttle, full-brake techniques required by modern cars. The older cars reward a steady, smooth style that is ruined by the chicanes.
  • Looks unbelieveable. So far ahead of all others visually it hurts.
  • I will be buying this. 
  • The talk about supporting more wheels on the PC version is interesting.  I've got an old Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback wheel;  it doesn't work with Forza Horizon 3, but maybe it'll work with FM7.