Forza Motorsport is the more realistic simulation racing branch of the Forza series of racing games, where Forza Horizon is the more fictional and arcade racing experience. Both of the branches of the Forza franchise have always been Xbox Exclusives, with releases also on the Windows platform, all of which are under the Microsoft banner. 2019’s Forza Street (formerly Miami Street) saw the franchise coming into the iOS and Android market, to a very disappointing reception due to its overly simplistic gameplay that did not require players to even steer their car, and the use of microtransactions and gameplay-limiting energy systems.
In this article, we will be taking a look at everything we know about the eighth mainline addition to the Forza Motorsport series which does not officially have a number in its title, thus just being called Forza Motorsport. It will be the first Forza Motorsport title that will move away from the release pattern followed by the Motorsport and Horizon games releasing biennially in alternating years.
Forza Motorsport was first announced at the Xbox Games Showcase back in July of 2020 and is going to be built from the ground up for the newly improved hardware of the next-generation Xbox Series X|S. At this time, it does not seem as though the game is going to be supported for the Xbox One, meaning our discussion on Forza Horizon 5 being the last ever Forza title on the Xbox One in our article on crossplay on Forza Horizon 5 might just be coming true.
While there has not yet been any confirmation regarding the release window of the game, a 2022 release seems most likely, considering where the development of the game was hinted at being back in the Xbox Games Showcase, where only in-engine footage was used to show a proof of concept of a game being in early development.
We hope you enjoyed this coverage of Forza Motorsport 8. Make sure to check out our other articles on the franchise, including connection error fixes for Forza Horizon 4, and the best way to snipe any car on Forza Horizon 4. Don’t forget that we covered the 2021 release of Forza Horizon 5 long before it was ever official! Cheers.