Forza Motorsport PC: System requirements, Release date & more

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After a long hiatus, Forza Motorsport is making a triumphant return for the first time since FM7 in 2017. While the open-world Horizon spin-off has arguably overtaken the mainline Motorsport series, Forza fans have been craving a more authentic racing game.

Releasing in Spring 2023, Forza Motorsport will be a complete reboot for the franchise. While Forza is Microsoft’s flagship Xbox racing franchise, the Forza Motorsport games have also been ported onto PC since FM6. The next game will continue this tradition.

Microsoft has confirmed Forza Motorsport will release on Xbox Series X|S and PC simultaneously, but what can we expect from Forza Motorsport on PC?

Latest news - Spring 2023 release window confirmed

After two years of silence, we finally have a release window. Announced at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Forza Motorsport is coming to Xbox and PC in Spring 2023.

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It's official: Forza Motorsport is racing onto PC in Spring 2023.

System requirements

The Forza Motorsport PC system requirements have not been confirmed yet, but Forza Horizon 5 gives us a good idea of what to expect.

Microsoft has confirmed Forza Motorsport will support 4K resolutions and 60 fps with ray-tracing lighting effects, but you’ll need a powerful gaming PC to get the most out of it.

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Forza Motorsport is billed as a "reimagining" of the franchise.

That said, Forza Motorsport will reportedly release on the old Xbox One hardware, so the minimum system requirements shouldn’t be too steep.

To give you an idea of Forza Motorsport’s system requirements, here are the minimum and recommended Forza Horizon 5 system requirements.

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Minimum system requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GTX 970 OR AMD RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 110 GB available space
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Forza Motorsport will have realistic ray-tracing lighting effects, but you'll need a powerful PC.

Recommended system requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GTX 1070 OR AMD RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 110 GB available space
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As for platforms, we expect Forza Motorsport to be available to buy on the Microsoft Store and Steam like other Xbox Game Studio titles. FM7 originally launched on Steam in 2017 but was delisted in September 2021.

Release date

Unfortunately, the Forza Motorsport release date is yet to be confirmed.

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However, Microsoft confirmed at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 that Forza Motorsport will launch in Spring 2023. While we still don't have an exact date, this narrows down the release between late March and early June.