After six years, Forza Motorsport is finally available to all players, even on Xbox Game Pass

Screenshot of Forza Motorsport (2023).
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What you need to know

  • The next generation of Forza Motorsport is finally here, and players are now gaining access.
  • Early access to Forza Motorsport (2023) opens its doors on Oct. 5, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. local time.
  • Forza Motorsport early access is open to all Premium Edition and Premium Add-Ons Bundle owners.
  • The full launch of Forza Motorsport (2023), including to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming, is on Oct. 10, 2023.

UPDATE Oct. 10, 2023: After five days of initial early access for owners of the Premium Edition or the Premium Add-Ons Bundle with Xbox Game Pass, Forza Motorsport (2023) is now officially available to all players across Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. That also means the game is now available via Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Our original article continues below.

Time to start your engines, racers. After over six years of waiting, the doors are finally opening for the next generation of Forza Motorsport. Well, they're opening for some players. Forza Motorsport (2023) enjoys five days of early access, available to those who purchased the Forza Motorsport Premium Edition or the Premium Add-Ons Bundle.

That's still five days of early access to one of the best Xbox games of the year, with a roster of over 500 cars, 20 tracks, and a ton of game modes and races to enjoy. In our Forza Motorsport (2023) review, I concluded that Turn 10 Studios had achieved a new height for the simulation racing series, with some of the best driving I've ever experienced in a racing game. It's not perfect, but it'll undoubtedly improve after launch. This game is designed to be updated for years to come, and Turn 10 is sure to bring plenty of improvements over time.

You can check out the Forza Motorsport (2023) launch trailer below.

So when exactly can you start burning rubber in Forza Motorsport? Well, Forza Motorsport (2023)'s early access begins on Oct. 5, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. local time. Whenever midnight strikes for you, that's your cue to hop into your first, next-gen Forza Motorsport race. Everyone else will have to wait a few days to join in the fun, but we'll all get the same entirely rebuilt physics engine and driving systems, the best accessibility in any racing game, and Forza's strongest multiplayer suite yet.

When Forza Motorsport (2023) fully releases on Oct. 10, 2023, it'll be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows PC, Xbox and PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. You can still purchase the Premium Edition or Premium Add-Ons Bundle to get early access, or wait for the full rollout. Those Premium DLCs also include additional perks, such as the Forza Motorsport VIP Membership for some great starter cars and double Credit rewards for every race, the Welcome Pack with a decent amount of starting cash and some more cars, and the Car Pass, which will add a new car a week for 30 weeks.

Forza Motorsport (2023)

Forza Motorsport (2023)

The latest and greatest Forza Motorsport, in the works for over six years, is finally here. Get in now through early access by purchasing the Premium Edition or Premium Add-Ons Bundle. You'll need Xbox or PC Game Pass for the latter to work.

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Zachary Boddy
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