At the last Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct, we saw gameplay for the next chapter in the Forza Motorsport franchise, which will be available exclusively through the cloud services of Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One consoles.
With the ray tracing capabilities of Microsoft’s flagship console, the next racing sim is said to perform at 4K 60FPS on the Xbox Series X with outstanding photorealistic images. In November 2023, the Xbox One will be a decade old, making it a venerable old game console.
Even a decade after its release, the Xbox One still receives occasional new titles, but most studios have moved on to producing next-gen games. It’s essential to put the new Forza Motorsport in context, as Forza Motorsport 5 was an Xbox One launch title.
Only with Xbox Cloud Gaming, part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, will the next Forza Motorsport game be playable on Xbox One. Fans of Microsoft’s popular racing game may be dismayed by this news, as the Xbox Cloud Gaming service requires a constant, high-speed internet connection and is only offered in a small number of countries.
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Forza Motorsport will be accessible through Game Pass, as was previously announced. According to a January 2023 site update, the Forza Support Team is calling the new game the most technically advanced and accurate racing game it has ever developed.
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Not all hope is lost for Microsoft’s Xbox One as 2023 begins; there will still be plenty of games for fans to enjoy if they want to hold off on switching to next-gen consoles. The new Forza Motorsport was only revealed for Xbox Series X/S and PC, and its hefty system requirements mean the Xbox One won’t be able to run it without significant emulation.
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📷 Beautiful and photorealistic visuals
🌆 20 dynamic environments
🏎️ More new race cars than ever before
— Xbox (@Xbox) January 25, 2023
Although it may not be the best way to play racing games, the announcement that Forza Motorsport will be made available on Xbox Cloud Gaming will be well received by the service’s subscribers. Thanks to the addition of Forza Motorsport to the cloud gaming platform, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users may play the game on various devices, including tablets, mobile phones, and Samsung smart TVs.
Currently, Forza Motorsport is expected to launch sometime in 2023. However, a specific date has not been set. In 2023, Forza Motorsport will be available for Windows and Xbox Series X/S consoles.