Microsoft teases next-gen Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X

Forza Motorsport Xbox Series X
Forza Motorsport Xbox Series X (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has dropped a teaser for its next Forza Motorsport, headed to Xbox Series X and PC.
  • The title received its debut at the Xbox Games Showcase broadcast on July 23, accompanied by a brief in-engine trailer.
  • The game runs at native 4K at 60 frames-per-second on Xbox Series X, with ray tracing support.

Microsoft has unveiled Forza Motorsport, debuting the next iteration of its flagship racer at the Xbox Games Showcase on July 23. The unveiling provided our first glimpse into Turn 10's fresh reset on its racing series, among the early wave of in-house, first-party experiences headed to Xbox Series X.

The latest Forza Motorsport still remains "early in development" according to executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft and Xbox chief Phil Spencer, with the series seemingly taking a lengthy hiatus to focus on reworking the fundamentals. We previously saw Forza break away from its annualized released cycle, absent from 2019, with still no release date provided. The move followed strong long-term support supplied for both Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 4, which Microsoft is expected to further embrace moving forward.

The trailer showcases native 4K resolution gameplay, running at 60 FPS on early Xbox Series X hardware, with ray-tracing support for advanced lighting and shadows. The title also appears to be skipping Xbox One, only confirmed for Xbox Series X and PC.

Microsoft is yet to provide firm details around availability for the new Forza Motorsport, but wording suggests a launch beyond the initial console debut.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.