Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One?

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The rebirth of Microsoft's exclusive simcade title Forza Motorsport is one of our most anticipated racing games of 2023.

First announced way back in July 2020, the game has had a slow burn up to release, and fans everywhere can't wait to get their hands on it.

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With a 4K resolution, 60fps, and real-time ray-tracing lighting effects, Forza Motorsport will be a technical showcase of the Xbox Series X. But will Forza Motorsport also be on the older Xbox One and how will it be compromised?

Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One?

Forza Motorsport was announced in July 2020 at E3 as an Xbox & PC title.

That means that PlayStation players will be missing out on this stellar racing title, but what about Xbox One players?

Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One

The Xbox Series X & S have been out for a while now, but price and issues with availability have meant there are still a huge number of Xbox One and Xbox One X players out there.

Luckily, Xbox One owners won't miss out. In an online FAQ, Microsoft confirmed that Forza Motorsport will be playable on Xbox One.

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There is a catch though: Xbox One players can only stream it through the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That means Forza Motorsport won't run natively on Xbox One.

Will Forza Motorsport be on Xbox One

“Forza Motorsport has been built from the ground up to leverage the full power and performance of Xbox Series X|S consoles and deliver our most beautiful, technically advanced game yet,” the FAQ reads.”

"While there will not be a native Xbox One version of the game, Xbox One players can stream Forza Motorsport through Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.”

The technical prowess of Forza Motorsport

It's not surprising that there's no native Xbox One release. After all, the original Xbox One is nearly ten years old.

Turn 10 is targetting 4K and 60fps on Xbox Series X, with 1080p and 60 fps on the Series S. This means a huge amount of fidelity is being built into both the graphics and physics of Forza Motorsport.

Forza Motorsport screenshot Xbox One
We expect to find out more about Forza Motorsport at the Microsoft & Bethesda Showcase in June
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All of that would make the Xbox One crumble. The old systems already struggle to load Forza Horizon 5 in good time, making the long races and intricate handling of Forza Motorsport a no-no.

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios describe Forza Motorsport as a “reimagining of the series” and the "most technically advanced racing game ever made."

With things like in-race ray tracing, dynamic weather and track surfaces as well as a full day/night cycle, the game is simply too much for the older consoles to handle.

Game Pass

If you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, we have some good news.

When it was announced, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios confirmed Forza Motorsport will be available on Game Pass from day one.

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Release date

Sadly, Forza Motorsport’s release date is still unknown.

In late 2022 at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase Forza Motorsport was given a Spring 2023 release window, but the more recent Developer_Direct squashed that.

Instead, it simply gave a "coming in 2023". This could well mean the game has been pushed back.

We really hope that isn't the case and this was simply an oversight, but with other games in the showcase giving out firm release dates, it is a worry that Forza Motorsport wouldn't.