Forza Motorsport Release Date: How to Play early, latest news & more!

A new generation of consoles is here, but when will we be able to experience next-gen racing?

by Toby Hogg
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Forza Motorsport is the next iteration in the series many of us have grown to love, and as 2021 gets older, news has seemed sparce.

We have received some exciting news for hopeful players of the new game, which bodes well for a 2021 release.

But when exactly can we expect Forza Motorsport to hit our shelves?

Latest news – Playtesting confirmed

The latest exciting news for fans of Forza is that playtesting has been confirmed.

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That’s right, whilst it will initially be closed, it seem that parts of the game are ready for the community to play already.

If you want to get hands-on with the game early, you can apply to do so HERE.

Gran Turismo 7 delayed

Whilst it may not sound overly relevant, Gran Turismo 7 is now delayed until 2022.

Unfortunately for Forza fans, it is still possible that Turn 10 will hit us with similar news.

However, our fingers remain firmly crossed for a 2021 release of Forza Motorsport.

Forza Motorsport release date

Announced as ‘in early stages of development’ in July 2020, the game currently has no official release date, although leaks suggest that the game is headed for February 2021 release.

Given the lack of an official release date, we turn to the releases of previous Forza to titles to gain a prediction as to when this title may release.

Both Forza Motorsport 6 and 7 were released in the period of time surrounding the end of September/early October, and we can argue that, pre COVID-19, so was Forza Motorsport.

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Turn 10 were surely aiming to get the game out around the launch of the next-gen consoles, but that quickly went out of the window with 2020’s unpredictable events.

COVID-19’s effect on release

The game’s delayed release until February 2021 or beyond is due in part to the quarantine imposed by Coronavirus at the start of 2020.

With fewer man-hours in the office, and a slow, staggered return to the office since, it comes as no surprise that, like many developers, Turn 10 have opted to push back the release of Forza Motorsport.

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It’s far from the only game to have suffered as a result, but racers would much rather get a polished and finished game later than an incompete one early.

Early access

Most games release multiple editions, at least one of which has early access. Will Forza Motorsport be the same?

FM7 had early access with the Utlimate Edition, so we fully expect at least one edition of Forza Motorsport to offer a few days of early access, along with plenty of other bonuses!

Toby Hogg

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