Forza arrives tyres squealing on to the Xbox One and Xbox One X and Windows 10 PC’s for its 7th mainline incarnation, in interviews Dan Greenawalt has said "Forza Motorsports 7 image quality on the original Xbox One looks dramatically better than Forza 6" so let's look at what it's bringing to the Race track this year.
With all the work on Xbox One X, PC and Dan’s promises of a better looking game on the Xbox, can Turn 10 deliver a bigger, better experience than Forza 6?
There will be three editions for the racer — Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate, starting from the bare bones base game all the way up to the premium package. The Standard and Ultimate Editions are available digitally or at retail, with the mid-tier Deluxe Edition being exclusive to the digital space.
Naturally, the Standard Edition includes the game alone.
Deluxe Edition includes Priced at US$79.99 / £69.99 / €89.99
“Forza Motorsport 7” The Fate of the Furious Car Pack, $10 value, VIP membership, $20 value “Forza Motorsport 7” and “Forza Horizon 3” digital only pre-order bonus content
The Ultimate Edition — priced at US$99.99 / £89.99 / €109.99 — includes more goodies along with early access to the game:
Full Game “Forza Motorsport 7”, The Fate of the Furious Car Pack $10 value, VIP membership $20 value, “Forza Motorsport 7” and “Forza Horizon 3” digital only pre-order bonus content
“Forza Motorsport 7” Car Pass $30 value, Early Game Access on Sept. 29
Originally Posted by Alan Hartman, Head of Turn 10 Studios
VIP and Ultimate
Over the weekend we heard loud and clear from Ultimate Edition owners expressing frustration over the VIP membership offer in Forza Motorsport 7. We immediately updated the VIP description in the Windows Store to alleviate any future confusion. As head of the studio, I apologize for any confusion or frustration our players may have experienced.
Going forward, we will continue to ensure that Forza Motorsport 7 VIPs receive the most value for their VIP membership, including new experiences and great content. Starting today we’re sending all Forza Motorsport 7 VIPs four additional Forza Edition cars:
2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Forza Edition
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Forza Edition
2017 Acura NSX Forza Edition
2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S Forza Edition
Forza 7 VIPs will be able to download all these cars from the in-game message center and add them to their car collection. Players will not only enjoy an immediate bump to their Car Collection score after adding these Tier 5 Legendary cars to their garages, they’ll also be able to take advantage of the inherent perks that each of these Forza Edition cars offer. In addition to the cars, we’re also sending all Forza 7 VIPs 1 million credits.
Secondly, and even more significantly, we will be changing VIP rewards in Forza Motorsport 7. This new system will work like it did in Forza Motorsport 6, offering a 2X base credit bonus after every race. We’ve already started work on this feature and we will release it as soon as possible. Look for more information on this update as we near the release date.
Dynamic image-based lighting
The advantage of having two teams developing on one engine is the sharing of tech, so Forza 7 borrows an implementation of the dynamic lighting from Horizon 3, allowing for gradual time of day transitions. The Nurburgring is the host circuit for demonstrating Dynamic lighting and weather technologies in the demo, where a grey, overcast day turns into a fierce thunderstorm, before subsiding into a clear skies sunset, the track illuminated by floodlights.
All of the tracks have some form of dynamic lighting if only transitioning from morning to evening.
Forza 7 borrows from 6 in that only certain tracks have certain features, storms rush in causing downpours leading to the appearance of puddles and slippery tarmac, creating a changeable dry line. Cars may aquaplane when you least expect it. Falling air temperatures may cool the track down, affecting grip further.
These weather effects will persist even after the storm, with a drying line appearing as the back continues and track temperatures rise again.
The time / weather effects break down like so :-
- 6 circuits (Day - Night - Weather)
- 3 circuits (Day - Night)
- 6 circuits (Day - Weather)
- 17 circuits (Day only)
New Audio Modelling
Sound is crucial to an immersive driving experience and Forza has always had some excellent sound staging, even so the game’s audio director, has spent the last two years trying to find ways to make Forza 7 grab the attention of your ears
The music in the game (which you can customize with your own songs from OneDrive / Groove / Spotify!?) follows you as you navigate around the different environments, dynamically adjusting to them, for example jumping from the menus to the garage to start tuning a car, the music adjusts to sound like it’s coming from a radio on the other side of the room. Hop into Forzavista mode, get in the car, and it will muffle. Jump over to the car selection menu, where your character is standing on a stage, and the music sounds like it’s coming through stadium speakers.
This design follows through to the races, too. Music will flash by you as you pass the track’s speakers. The idea was to make it feel like the music was actually seated in the environment, continuing that philosophy players need hear and feel the explosive power of motorsport; For all 700 cars the instrumentation clusters are going to rattle, windshield wipers and mirrors vibrate – it’s that feeling of the car at its peak. They’ve overhauled the audio for the driveline flex, so you can hear the car tearing itself apart. The end result is a game that sounds remarkably lifelike with all the different layers; the screaming engines, squealing tires, the rattling of the cockpit and the soundtrack mixing over each other.
Being a Play Anywhere game, your game progress, DLC (including add-ons, Season Passes, consumables and in-game unlocks), Gamerscore and Achievements are all saved on Xbox Live, so you can pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.
Cross play is supported in Forza Motorsport 7 just like in Forza Horizon 3, but just like in Horizon Turn 10 can disable it in competitive modes.
Enhanced Leagues, Mixer integration, and enhanced spectating modes will be enabled soon™
The Driver Gear feature will see more than 300 different sets of attire, based on pop culture and racing throughout history. These will be unlocked through career progression and your tier, as detailed above. It's one of the many ways that Turn 10 are trying to make Forza Motorsport 7 a more personal game that is tailored around the player.
4K Resolution and Textures
Hold onto your hats Boys and Girls, those data caps are getting blown on a Xbox One X, Digital Foundry found the Xbox One X footage to be comparable to the highest settings on the PC Demo.
Dynamic Cube Maps
Dynamic cube maps have six different 2-D images (textures), one for each side of a cube map texture, instead of just one like with static cube maps. What’s interesting to note is that rendering dynamic cube maps automatically means rendering the scene six times for each frame, not counting the main frame render. As a result, this technique requires a lot of power, so sorry Xbox One and One S owners this ones not for you.
A real campaign?
The Forza Driver’s Cup is broken down into six major championships; Seeker, Breakout, Evolution, Domination, Masters, and the Forza Masters Championship Cup each with their own varieties of cars and classes, each of these highlight the diverse race divisions of each of the cars in Forza Motorsport 7, and include events such as standard races, high-speed chases, endurance race showcases, historic moments in motorsport, formula pre-war cars, the rise of the supercar and GT race cars, and much more – as well as fun events like car bowling and autocross, along with the return of showcase events players are getting the most solo player targeted Forza ever.
Through the championships, players will earn Series Points in a "motorsport-inspired" points system that adds up your rewards after every race, allowing players to progress through the Championship, to unlock cars or customizations for your driver avatar, reinforcing the fact that in this game, your driver is spending more time out of the car. An interesting spin and important part of progressing (beyond just leveling up via XP you earn everywhere) is adding more cars to your collection, which will let players get more bonuses from each race, plus the Showcase cars that can only be obtained in the campaign mode.
But most importantly is that players can finally tweak race lengths to hopefully be able to avoid the older games sense of having to force your way to the front of the pack in the first few corners due to there not being enough laps to chase the breakaway pack.
- Brands Hatch
- Circuit of the Americas
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Sonoma Raceway
- Laguna Seca
- Le Mans
- Lime Rock
- Long Beach
- Maple Valley
- Test Track
- Road America
- Road Atlanta
- Top Gear
- Virginia International Raceway
- Watkins Glen
- Yas Marina
In addition to the above 32 track locations, Forza Motorsport 7 will also feature over 200 ribbons. That’s 200 unique configurations to race these circuits on.
Too long to list, yes we have Porsche but we lost Toyota /s
The Auction house returns, allowing users to sell car's and Liveries.
For the launch of Forza Motorsport 7, Turn 10 are offering in-game bonus items based on each player’s Forza Rewards Tier Level, including Prize Crates, Badges, and Driver Gear suits. Here’s a detailed breakdown, plus a look at all of the awesome Forza-themed Forza Rewards suits that players can earn:
Note that all rewards listed above are cumulative. So, if you are Tier 4 at the launch of Forza Motorsport 7, you will receive the Forza Motorsport 7, Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Motorsport 6 driver suits, the Tiers 2-4 Badges, and 3 total Prize Crates. (Note that there are no Tier 12 rewards, as Tier 12 will not be possible to attain until the release of Forza Motorsport 7).
Code:Tier Driver Suit Badge Cumulative Prize Crates 2 Forza Motorsport 7 Tier 2 Badge 1 3 Forza Horizon 3 Tier 3 Badge 2 4 Forza Motorsport 6 Tier 4 Badge 3 5 Forza Horizon 2 Tier 5 Badge 4 6 Forza Motorsport 5 Tier 6 Badge 5 7 Forza Horizon Tier 7 Badge 6 8 Forza Motorsport 4 Tier 8 Badge 7 9 Forza Motorsport 3 Tier 9 Badge 8 10 Forza Motorsport 2 Tier 10 Badge 9 11 Forza Motorsport Tier 11 Badge 10
Alright boys and girls of ForzaGAF, I have the spreadsheet ready! I removed all the old info, so you are going to have to re-add yourself.
Quote this post to see the link at the and then add in your info!
Discord RacingGAF server quote this post to find details under the spreadsheet.
Quote this post to find the server details at the top.
Remember the ForzaGAF group has a looking for games feature.
I’m guessing it’s going to be RawNuts carrying on Tradition
PC Performance Thread
Smartwaffle has set up a PC performance thread.
Theorry kindly set up a Review Thread
GHG has kindly set up a photo thread
- Fanatec CSR
- Fanatec CSR Elite
- Fanatec ClubSport V2
- Fanatec ClubSport V1
- Fanatec CSL
- Fanatec ClubSport V2.5
- Logitech G29
- Logitech Driving Force Pro
- Logitech G25
- Logitech Driving Force GT
- Logitech G27
- Logitech MOMO
- Logitech G920
- Thrustmaster RGT
- Thrustmaster T100
- Thrustmaster T500 RS
- Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari
- Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari GTE
- Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Int
- Thrustmaster T300 RS
- Thrustmaster T300 RS GT
- Thrustmaster T150
- Thrustmaster T150 Pro
- Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer
- Thrustmaster TX 458
- Thrustmaster TX Leather
- Thrustmaster 458 Spider
- Thrustmaster TMX
- Thrustmaster TMX Pro
- Thrustmaster TS-Xbox
- Mad Catz Pro
That’s a lot of wheels!
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