It has been a long, delayed wait but Forza Motorsport is approaching the finish line. With Turn 10's highly anticipated track racer entering early access, Forza Motorsport's release date is just around teh corner.
After Gran Turismo 7 dominated the console racing scene in 2022, Forza Motorsport is returning after a six-year hiatus. The last game in the series was released way back in 2017, so expectations are high for the upcoming Forza Motorsport reboot.
Microsoft's newest racer was announced way back in July 2020, but with all the delays since then, what is the Forza Motorsport release date? What time can you play Forza Motorsport and what is the file size?
We've got everything you need to know about the Forza Motorsport release date.
Latest news - Forza Motorsport enters early access
Players who have bought the Premium Edition of Forza Motorsport can now play the game with early access. Ahead of the full release next week, Forza Motorsport entered early access on 5 October.
In addition to early access, the Premium Edition also includes the following extras:
- Race Day Car Pack
- Car Pass
- VIP Membership
- Welcome Pack
We were fortunate enough to get even earlier access to the game and have sunk the hours into the track racer. Click here to check out our full Forza Motorsport review.
Forza Motorsport release date
Announced as being "in early stages of development" in July 2020, all eyes have been on Forza Motorsport for the last three years.
Turn 10's track racer was given a Spring 2023 release window in late 2022, but this was soon revised to just "2023". We finally have a firm release date for the reignition of the Xbox-exclusive franchise.
During the Xbox Games Showcase, Turn 10 announced that Forza Motorsport will launch on 10 October 2023 for Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass, but PC players can also buy it on Steam.
There is also a Premium Edition that grants players five days early access.
Forza Motorsport release time
We know the release date, but what time can you play Forza Motorsport?
Forza Motorsport will unlock on Xbox Series X|S, Windows and Game Pass at 12:01am local time on 10 October. The Steam version will unlock at 12:01am EDT. New Zealand players will get access first due to time zone differences.
You can find a full list of global Forza Motorsport release times below:
If you want to be ready for launch, Forza Motorsport can be preloaded on Xbox and PC right now. You may need to clear some hard drive space first though.
In terms of file sizes, the Forza Motorsport weighs in at 132GB on Xbox Series X, 97GB on Xbox Series S, and around 116GB on PC.
Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One?
Players will need at a minimum an Xbox Series S to play Forza Motorsport. The Series S console will be able to give you Forza Motorsport at 1080p/60fps, but if you want the whole 4k/60 experience you will need an Xbox Series X. Sadly, despite the power of the Series X, there won't be a 120 fps option on Microsoft's flagship console.
Despite the game running best on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One owners won't be left behind. Forza Motorsport will be playable on Xbox One, but players will need a Game Pass Ultimate subscription to stream it on Xbox Cloud Gaming beta.
Forza Motorsport is also available on PC, via both Steam and the Microsoft Store.
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