While Microsoft's racing efforts seemingly lay with its next annual Forza installment, talk of a new spin-off project has surfaced. A newly-reported leak direct from Turn 10 Studios indicates a mobile offshoot lies ahead, currently dubbed "Forza Street."
Forza Street looks to be a new mobile racing game headed to iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices, as detailed in a report from GTPlanet. Mention of the project first surfaced in a recent "Week in Review" post to the Forza blog, buried under a broken hyperlink. We were unable to see the slip-up ourselves, seemingly corrected as of press time. Below is a snippet of the file path from the report:
Developed in partnership with UK-based studio, Electric Square, Forza Street is built from the ground up to support a wide range of Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices.
Although details are scarce, Forza Street looks to be a project outsourced to Brighton-based studio, Electric Square. The studio previously partnered with Microsoft Studios in 2018 on Miami Street, delivering a casual "pick-up-and-play" Windows 10 racer. Given its previous portfolio under Microsoft, this could serve as a slate for the Forza-branded mobile title. As noted by GTPlanet, Dan Greenawalt, Forza franchise director, is slated to make his "Forza Monthly" debut in March, potentially tied to this title.
Microsoft has scaled its Xbox mobile investments in recent years, formerly soft-launching a Gears of War title themed around Funko's POP figure line. With an Xbox Game Pass hub now on mobile, and Project xCloud game streaming venturing beyond the living room, Forza is an ideal franchise to transition into the mobile space next.
Until official confirmation from Microsoft, take such details lightly on Forza Street. And as with all pre-release projects, the state of Forza Street in early 2019 is unclear. Let us know your thoughts on a Forza street-racing mobile game in the comments section.