a new Forza Motorsport game — tentatively dubbed Forza Motorsport 8 — was announced on July 23, 2020 for Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. At the time, the game was announced along with a reveal trailer that featured in-engine footage or, in other words, footage that isn’t representative of what the actual game will look like. In-engine trailers are not CGI trailers, but they always look better than the finished product. In other words, the trailer had no gameplay.
It’s been nearly two years since the game’s unveiling and there has been a media and information outage ever since. The game has yet to come out, leaving many fans wondering what’s going on. At the time of the announcement, the game was said to be in the early stages of development, but fans didn’t think it would be a few more years before they see the title again.
At this point, Xbox and developer Turn 10 Studios are still not talking about the game, but a new leak has surfaced online that not only reveals our first look at the actual game, but also reveals that it may have a cross-gen release. is. The leak is on the side of Reddit and is accompanied by media that reportedly had the game running on Xbox One last summer. There is no room to doubt the validity of the images. They pass the sniff test and then some, but there’s no evidence that the images were taken from an Xbox One version of the game, other than the leaker’s claims. That said, if the leaker has access to these images, it’s safe to assume the additional details are accurate as well.
So, why are fans divided about the leak? Well, because it claims and seemingly reveals that the game is cross-gen after the title was previously announced as next-gen and PC only. Why is this a problem? Well, for some – especially those on Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and high-end PCs – the concern is that the game on Xbox One will limit the game’s potential, as it has to be made within the confines of the old technology. from the Xbox One. And this is a reasonable concern, but not very applicable to Forza Motorsport† From a design perspective, where the constraints would be an issue, Forza Motorsport is the same game no matter what platform it’s running on. The evolution is purely technical. When looking for a new one Forza Motorsport game, you are especially looking forward to an increase in graphics reliability and performance. The game being cross-gen won’t limit the title in this regard, as Turn 10 Studios can easily scale the game depending on what platform it’s on.
That said, take everything here with a grain of salt. While the above leak is seemingly credible, it is unofficial. So far, none of the involved parties has addressed the leak and its implications. If this changes, we’ll update the story accordingly.