Forza Motorsport debuts ray tracing and more in new trailers, releasing Spring 2023

Key art for Forza Motorsport (2023).
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What you need to know

  • Turn10 Studios and Xbox Game Studios are working on the next installment in the Forza Motorsport franchise.
  • The rebooted racing series is built on a brand-new ForzaTech engine, featuring full in-game ray tracing, physics overhauls, and more.
  • During the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, new 4K footage of Forza Motorsport was revealed, as well as a gameplay breakdown.
  • Forza Motorsport is officially releasing on Xbox Series X|S and PC, as well as Xbox and PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, in Spring 2023.

Turn10 Studios and Xbox Game Studios have been working on rebooting the illustrious Forza Motorsport franchise on the new ForzaTech engine, and the current-gen racing title took the stage at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 with two all-new trailers. The Forza Motorsport team revealed a slick official trailer to hype the game up, alongside a separate deep dive into the upcoming racing title's gameplay and advancements.

Turn10 Studios demoed its next Forza Motorsport on stage during the event, detailing what the developer described as a “generational leap in immersion.” New improvements include real-time ray tracing in-game for the first time, alongside overhauled physics, dynamic conditions, and improved car damage. The title also skips Xbox One consoles entirely, following the shift to an all-new engine.

Forza Motorsport is racing straight for the top of the best Xbox racing games you can play, and it's doing so in the near future. Turn10 Studios announced that the rebooted franchise is arriving in Spring 2023, with Forza Motorsport releasing exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Forza Motorsport is also coming to Xbox and PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, on day one.

If you don't want to miss a single announcement hailing from today's event, be sure to follow Windows Central's live coverage of the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, where we're dropping the latest news, trailers, exclusive commentary, and more.

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Forza Motorsport (2023) is landing on Xbox and PC Game Pass on day one, making it a seamless jump into the latest generation of simulation racing. Even if you're on Xbox One, you can stream Forza Motorsport through Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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