Creative Director at Turn 10 Chris Esaki recently guested on the December edition of the Forza Monthly show and revealed some tantalising tidbits on the next game in the Motorsport series.
Sounds good, looking forward to this one, sounds like they are really concentrating on the sim aspect and how the car behaves, the xbox series x version should look amazing.
I’d really love to see a sim mode and arcade/sim mode sorta in the likes of how driveclub was. Never really cared for Forza or GT series all that much. And FH was always far to Arcady for me. But for Forza to have both modes that be pretty dope.
Back to SIM roots! Can´t imagine how stunning Forza 8 will look on the SX! O.o
I'm glad they had over 3 years to improve it. Can't wait!!
Right! We all remember what happened to FM5 and it launching with Xbox One...they only had 2 years to do a proper next gen game and it suffered because of it. It was the lightest (content wise) in the series history and things weren't fully flesh out. Cant wait to see what they have in store for the new game.
More studios means even more time for every studio to further craft and enhance their games. Seen with 343i and Halo and now we're seeing it with Forza. Can't wait to play it
Chris Esaki is the "father" of the modern cover system. Didn't know that he was working at Turn 10.
what game did he get credit for on that?
He was Killswitch's lead designer and was hired by Epic with the sole purpose of working on Gears cover system. He also worked on the original Mass Effect.
@Imalwaysright Good info brother. I actually played Killswitch and ofc Gears so I was already wondering if he really was behind Killswitch. Good info. Thanks.
They hired quite a few people from well known studios that weren't working on car games previously. This new Motorsport seems like a departure from what we've had in the past.
I know I'm in the minority, but from here on out if it's a racer and it's not VR, I'm not buying it.
Gives me motion sickness like crazy, unless that improves its a solid pass on VR for me. It is fun for a few for sure.
I kind of agree with your sentiment. VR and racing should be a mandatory thing. It bugs me that Forza Horizon doesnt have it. I may not use it that much because I do get motion sickness a lot but still, the two compliment each other so well.
And combining it with a racing wheel is incredible IMO
Agreed. GT Sport and Assetto Corsa in VR is crazy.
I'm the same even on GT I only play the VR mode
Wtf when was this announced? I mean it was expected but why didn't she announce is during their so many shows this year??
I think everyone expected it but they're probably saving it for their full console unveiling/E3.
Which is funny when Phil made the war cry “we do not like to announce games until they are close to release” to jab at Sony for having shown so many titles to come... Now, that is all they are doing and will do once again.
I like the policy of not talking about games until they are close to release. Although I like Phil I know that he is head of a XB and at the end of the day a marketing guy so what he says is something equivalent in my head to someone promising a billion dollars. Same with any executive of any gaming company. It is totally fair that any company can do whatever they want.... But, fool me once and it is on them, fool me twice and I am the fool. To me, Hellblade II and Everwild are vaporware right now and not in my decision-making. Halo Infinite and Godfall is something in my decision making. My guess is Forza Motrsport 8 will be a launch title because of its appearance in the XSX trailer. But, it is not in my decision-making until it is formally announced as a launch title.
How do you know that this game is not close to release? For all we know this might even be a launch title.
Really? ... Let me have my reserves
Personally, I would like to see team ownership introduced.
"The upcoming Forza Motorsport title will boast a new tyre model which simulates the way heat interacts with tyre pressure. Tracks will have surfaces with dynamic temperatures as well as dynamic “rubbering in” where more and more rubber from vehicle tyres stick to the track increasing surface grip over time." he just described GT SPORT.
“he just described GT SPORT.“ With much better graphic, contents, and gameplay.
GT Sport is for real racing fans that doesn't need a rewind option.
Will raise the bar for excellency once again
Once again? When did it do it the first time?
Forza 4 was an amazing title
Who else is raising the bar? Nothing Sony has in the racing genre that’s for sure. Each time a forza Motorsport releases you know you are getting a premium racing experience. With the extra time and a new engine turn ten is gonna knock it out of the park. They are one of the best devs in the game period
did he replace Dan Greenwalt?
Yawn. Forza 4 is still the best Forza Motorsport game. Turn 10 and MS got too greedy, Forza 5 launched with it's economy based on microtransactions for crying out loud. How are Turn 10 going to try and screw us over with Forza 8? And why wasn't Forza Motorsport 4 made back compat, Forza Horizon 1 was. Oh it's because they want you to spend microtransactions in Forza 5,6 and 7, how silly of me. Shameful.
every game has microtransactions. Yawn. keep crying
No. Every game doesn’t.
Not the Gears Tactics game https://n4g.com/news/231458...
@BehindTheRows he wants to downplay a game because of something that's been in pretty much every important game this generation. If you took that literal, I am not surprised. This is N4G. I been here for a while. I know how this site is.
Yeah, the last 3 have been meh. Not expecting anything more than a solid racing game. Which is a shame, I loved the first 4.
I have to disagree. The last 3, despite not being the best Forza's ever in terms of ratings, was still all good enough to win Racer of the Year for FM5, 6 and 7. FM7 even beat out GTS for Racer of the Year in the only head to head Polyphony would provide us this generation. But yeah, theirs no doubt that the over all ratings of ALL racers have dropped in recent years...but thats why I think the racing genre is in need of a revamp. The formula has gone relatively unchanged for generations now...I hope FM8 brings some innovation. Looking forward to it.
On old Forza games lincencing for cars isn't renewed aka payed, cause that cost can't be earned back from further sales. Without renewed licence game can't be distributed, or be on the store. That beeig said, new game will be filled with micro transactions. No word on the penalty system?
If they put magnetic cars from the future, Then it will be vastly different!!!! Electric racing cars. Thats also cool.
From the concept idea in the Series X trailer, which clearly showed FM8's tech demo of some kinda, it seems like they might be adding road races to the series and that is gonna be LITTTT if they do. FM7 was good, but lacked soul hopefully they give us a great roster of cars
If they do anything on the level of what Microsoft Flight Sim is doing with its simulation, then we are in for a treat!
Man I can't wait!!!
xbox series X is going to have a lot of big games out the door !
How is this "news" and not opinion?
This news is coming straight from the creative director on the project. I think he should know what is being worked on.
The main for a is dipped downhill far too many iterations. However horizons is the much more popular title now
Why isnt any Forza Motorsport games on Game Pass. (Not talking about Horizon Series)
They gave part 6 free on games with gold a few months back.
I wonder if they will do what they did with 7 and block a huge number of cars behind a pay wall...
Rally can be amazing...
I always hated driving games, but man i tried forza horizon 4 on my og base xbox one for shats and giggles and i was hooked for hours, playing all the events and such, the game looks freaking amazing on og xbox one, locked perfectly frame paced 30 fps.
Shouldn’t that be in quotes?
Yeah yeah dull boring & filled with microtransactions typical MS rubbish just like Gears 5.
Well that is certainly your opinion. And we all know what opinions are like.
Forza, gears, halo rinse and repeat.
I guess you might have missed Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Hellblade 2, Bleeding Edge, Everwild, Grounded, Age of Empire IV, Ori, and many other. Aren’t those games as well? Or are they missing from your list because they don’t fit your narrative?
Great cant wait to play.
Turn 10 has taken time with Forza Motorsport. This game will be the premiere racing experience come launch.
I have zero doubts turn ten will put the extra year of dev time to good use. They are top tier at getting the most out of the hardware
More Forza ZZZZzzzzZZz S.O.S
I wouldn’t mind playing this on PC. Really want to try out FH3 just to drive around the coast. And compared it to what I’ve driven down there.
Nice my fav series been playing since the start.
If that will be for Xbox one X also and will be on game pass, its day one buy for me. Anyway probably will be also on PC, so Im looking foraward to it.
Bet it isn't. Bet its exactly the same formula.
this will be last forza series as numbers, when it comes to MS win 7 8 8.1 win X so after that forza will be like forza series xyzoäö2030
Another mindless circuit racer, no thank you.
glad to hear it's vastly different. I loved forza motorsport but it started to get really stale after 4.