It has been a long wait but the Forza Motorsport release date is approaching.
After Gran Turismo 7 dominated the console racing scene in 2022, 2023 looks set to be the year of Forza Motorsport.
Microsoft's newest racer was announced way back in July 2020, but what is the Forza Motorsport release date?
Table of Contents
- Latest news - October release rumoured
- Latest news – Latest news - Turn 10 gives update on Forza Motorsport release window
- Forza Motorsport reportedly delayed to second half of 2022
- Forza Motorsport shines at Developer_Direct
- Forza Motorsport release date
- Early access
- Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One?
Here is everyhing we know so far about the Forza Motorsport release date.
Latest news - October release rumoured
We know Forza Motorsport is coming in the second half of the year, and now an Xbox Insider has seemingly narrowed down the release month.
In an episode of the Defining Duke: An Xbox Podcast, MrMattyPlays claims that Forza Motorsport is coming out in October. This seems plausible given that Forza Motorsport 3, 4 and 7 came out in October.
Take this rumour with a pinch of salt until Microsoft announces the release date though.
Latest news – Latest news - Turn 10 gives update on Forza Motorsport release window
Since January's Developer Direct show, Forza Motorsport's has been slated for a 2023 release without a specific window. Now, after months of silence Turn 10 has provided an update on Forza Motorsport's release window.
In a blog post, Turn 10 confirmed that Forza Motorsport is currently in the "polishing" phase and on track for a release "later this year."
Hopefully, we'll find out the release date during Microsoft's Xbox Game Showcase in June where Forza Motorsport is likely to be shown.
Forza Motorsport reportedly delayed to second half of 2022
With no release date announced at Developer_Direct, industry insider Jeff Grubb claims that Forza Motorsport is delayed to the second half of the year.
In a podcast, the industry insider says Forza Motorsport's release will "slip later into the year and probably won’t be the first half of the year.”
Forza Motorsport shines at Developer_Direct
Xbox's latest games showcase gave Turn 10 Studios a chance to lift the lid on Forza Motorsport and give their fans something to be excited by, and boy did they do that.
Turn 10 Studios was able to confirm the size of the Forza Motorsport car list along with the number of locations players will be driving in.
There was also great detail about the visual modeling, damage, and dynamic world of Forza Motorsport. But what about when we can all play this amazing title?
Forza Motorsport release date
Announced "in early stages of development" in July 2020, all eyes have been on 2023 for Forza Motorsport.
The game was given a Spring 2023 release window in late 2022, but the latest sighting of Forza Motorsport backtracks on this.
At January's Developer_Direct, a slide showed simply "coming 2023" for the game.
It seemingly walks back from that spring 2023 window in a quiet but meaningful way.
Since then, Microsoft confirmed that Forza Motorsport is in the polishing phase and on track for the second half of the year. A new rumour also suggests Turn 10 is targeting an October release, but this is not confirmed.
Microsoft will likely announce the Forza Motorsport release date at the Xbox Game Showcase on 11 June, so we shouldn't have to wait much longer to find out when we can play the Forza Motorsport reboot.
Most games release multiple editions, at least one of which has early access. Will Forza Motorsport be the same? Well, it seems unlikely.
Forza Motorsport will be available from Day 1 on Xbox Game Pass, meaning many players simply won't be buying the game.
However, this was true for Forza Horizon 5 and which still offered a premium edition of the game with early access.
For Game Pass subscribers there was a pack you could buy that was effectively the price gap between the standard and premium edition of the game that would unlock FH5 for Game Pass players early.
We might see a similar system for Forza Motorsport, but with a more focused push to new consoles and hardcore racers it doesn't feel right to separate out like that.
Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One?
You will need, at minimum, an Xbox Series S to play Forza Motorsport. That console will be able to give you Forza Motorsport at 1080p/60fps, but if you want the full 4k/60 experience you will need an Xbox Series X.
Xbox One owners aren't left out either. Forza Motorsport will be playable on Xbox One, but you'll need a Game Pass Ultimate subscription to stream it on Xbox Cloud Gaming beta.
Forza Motorsport will be available on PC as well, while of course PlayStation players will be missing out on this title.