The Official Trailer For Forza Motorsport 7 Is Out
It seems that we are gearing up for a fantastic battle between amazing racing games in the fall when both Forza Motorsport 7 and Gran Turismo Sport should be released. Of course, we can assume that each of them will find its way to racing fans, especially since they are targeting different consoles (Forza is Microsoft’s exclusive, while GT is Sony’s trademark). However, there is still that dilemma on who will come out on top and get the honor to be the best racing game of 2017. Let’s take a look at what Microsoft Studios are preparing for their newest installment – Forza Motorsport 7.
Forza has been around ever since the first Xbox console was released in 2005, and they established an impressive reputation over the years. That is why we expect a lot from each new addition to the franchise. The tenth installment, Forza Motorsport 7, stays true to providing a simulation experience for all those who like realism but doesn’t forget those players who just want to sit and play a couple of races without having to dig too much when it comes to handling.
FM7 is Microsoft’s exclusive, which means that we can expect it for Xbox and PC. We will focus on the console version as we had a chance to take a look at the official presentation of the game at the E3 Expo. The first impression that came to our mind is that the game looks stunning! Yes, many developers announced 4K support for their games, but we are still surprised to what extent 4K resolution can take graphics.
More Than 700 Cars Should Appear in Forza Motorsport 7
Yes, you’ve read it right. Believe it or not, over 700 cars will feature in the next release of the game Microsoft and Turn 10 are working on together. They are hiding most of the models, but among the vehicles available are latest cars by Porsche, McLaren, Aston Martin, Maserati, and many other renowned manufacturers, as well as their classic models.
Some of the things will have to wait for Forza Motorsport 7 review, but there are some things we can already claim. We had the chance to take the newest Porsche 911 GT2 RS and try the latest Dubai course. The glorious scenery is the first thing you notice once the track appears, but then your attention is grabbed by the level of detail that every car offers.
Once you start driving, you see that the controls are extremely responsive and easy to learn. The challenge of tackling various courses depends on the level of difficulty you selected prior to the race. As you through turns on the Dubai course, you will see some impressive views and witness how the sand is blowing across the open sections, which is truly a sight for sore eyes.
Aside from rally tracks, there are also circuit races that will take you to tracks you know from real life, such as Nürburgring. However, there is one thing that absolutely thrilled me. Forza Motorsport 7 will feature racing trucks for the first time in the series. That is something that should give you a break from regular races and provide some extra fun time. The first impression of the driving truck across one of the courses is that they are significantly bigger than cars, which leads to some real crowding that can result in a bunch of collisions during a turn. If you are a fan of something like that, you definitely have to give FM7 a try.
What’s New in Forza Motorsport 7
We’ve already mentioned a couple of additions that will be made to FM7, but let’s take a look at confirmed features that should improve our gaming experience. First of all, let’s mention the dynamic weather. The previous installment of the Forza franchise featured wet track conditions but failed to offer weather changes during a race. That is something that FM7 corrects and brings in the additional challenge of adjusting your drive depending on the weather changes.
For example, you will start a race while the sky is sunny, but in the second lap, clouds will appear. The next lap will bring the rain, which can completely change the happenings on the course because the drivers will need to make changes to compensate for noticeably less grip in handling. Although the rain will stop soon, the track will remain wet, and you can see the puddles on the road, which is just a purely delightful touch.
Support for Xbox One X
If you were looking for a reason to buy Microsoft’s upcoming console and you are a fan of racing games, Forza Motorsport 7 should be enough to persuade you to make the purchase. Complete support for 4K Ultra HD and the fact that the game will run at 60 frames per second guarantees incredible graphics. That doesn’t mean that older versions of the console will get a worse experience because the developers specifically mentioned that they could expect all the features integrated into Xbox One X version of FM7.
Support for Microsoft’s Services
We mentioned that the game would be available on Xbox and PC and users of both will be able to make full use of OneDrive and Mixer, services offered by Microsoft. You can easily stream your music in Forza Motorsport 7 by using your OneDrive, while Mixer enables you to stream your races, which means that FM7 is looking also to become a spectator sport.
No Loading Screens
Last, but not least, is the feature that the developers chose to integrate while the races are loading. Previous installments saw us having to wait until the track loads, but now we can do a bunch of things while on a loading screen. For example, you can adjust your car and the difficulty for the upcoming race, and you can also make changes to your Drivatar. If you don’t remember, Drivatar is a cloud-based feature that created an AI racer based on your abilities and style of racing. The system didn’t quite take off in the previous games, but we expect Forza Motorsport 7 to make the necessary improvements and further develop it.