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Forza Motorsport 7

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Release Date: Oct. 3, 2017

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'Forza Motorsport 7' (ALL) Details New & Re-imagined Tracks, Dynamic Weather & Time of Day - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT

Experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at its limits with the most comprehensive automotive game ever made.

With Forza Motorsport 7, everyone can experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at the limit.

Enjoy gorgeous graphics at 60fps and immersive true 4K resolution in HDR. Collect over 700 Forzavista cars, including the largest collection of Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini models available in any racing game. Master over 30 famous environments with dynamic conditions that change every time you race.

Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players can also race with each other through cross-play.


Turn 10 Studios creative director Dan Greenawalt points out the many cutting-edge systems that Turn 10 uses to bring the tracks to life with new weather scenarios and alternate times of day that literally cast the tracks of Forza Motorsport 7 in a brand-new light.

Suzuka Circuit, Completely Rebuilt

It’s one thing to read about the changes coming to tracks in Forza Motorsport 7 but it’s a very different thing to see them for yourself. Suzuka is a prime example; like all of the real-world tracks in Forza Motorsport 7, Suzuka is officially licensed and completely rebuilt with High Res assets designed to look fantastic at native 4K and on the entire family of Xbox consoles. Not only is the track completely rebuilt and updated, Suzuka also features wet weather conditions for the first time in Forza history. Imagine tackling the “S Curves” at full speed, or barreling around the harrowing 130R, only this time battling the dynamic puddles that line the edges of the circuit, and the blinding spray of the cars in front of you. The same challenge that real-world drivers face at Suzuka lap-after-lap, will now be your challenge as well.

Returning Fan-Favorite, Maple Valley

I might be wrong, but I could swear I heard an audible gasp of excitement on the Interwebz back at E3 when we confirmed that Maple Valley would be returning with Forza Motorsport 7. Is there a more lauded, more beloved track in the Forza universe? Whether you’re looking to test your sideways skills on one of Forza’s best drifting tracks, or you want to push the edges of speed on its sweeping corners, Maple Valley is a masterpiece in every respect. Like Suzuka, it will also feature wet weather conditions as well – also a first in Forza history.

I want to make sure that you all understand what I mean when referring to conditions like weather and time of day. In Forza Motorsport 7, we’ve built tracks with a central goal in mind: Making every time you return to a track a unique experience. That goal manifests itself in a variety of ways.

Rapidly Changing Dynamic Weather

There’s no such thing as a simple “rain” setting in Forza Motorsport 7. Not for Sebring or the Nürburgring, or Brands Hatch, or any other track where wet conditions are available. Instead, the team has created a system that can smoothly transition through multiple weather conditions per track, and those conditions can (and often will) change throughout a race. You might start off with gray skies and fog on a track like Sebring, only to find yourself in the middle of a thunderstorm two laps later. The lights might go green at Silverstone during a light rain, only to find drivers in dry conditions by the end of Lap 2. As in the real world, conditions change and sometimes change quickly, and its up to drivers to react to those changes.

Bringing Time of Day to Life

Those dynamic conditions extend to time of day too. Turn 10 is building on the sky technology that was first seen in Forza Horizon 3, capturing real skies that bring life, motion, and color to every track in the game. Check out the screenshot of the observation tower at the Circuit of the Americas against a darkening sky – one glance is all it takes to recognize a Texas sky at dusk. Even Laguna Seca – a track that has been in Forza Motorsport since the very first game; a track that all of us have driven hundreds, if not thousands of laps on – feels completely new in Forza Motorsport 7.

Whether you’re talking time of day or the weather you’re driving in, it all comes back to thatcentral goal: every race should feel unique. When you’re playing through the Forza Driver’s Cup single player campaign, you’ll experience that first-hand. Take a race at a track like Silverstone as an example. Maybe the first time you play it, you’ll battle the elements in a typical British downpour. Go back and revisit that same race in campaign, your conditions may be completely different; in fact, you may not encounter rain at all. The developers at Turn 10 have introduced probability into the various race conditions scenarios; meaning that there is a percentage chance that the weather conditions might (or might not) change. One race, things will go from bad to worse; the next time around, conditions might stay in your favor. It’s that element of chance – and the need to prepare for whatever the race throws at you – that promises to make racing in Forza Motorsport 7 so exciting.

For me, weather and time of day are a game-changer. It will add the kind of variety and challenge that was only hinted at in previous versions of the game. The unpredictable conditions you drive in will affect your race more than ever before, and all of it runs at the rock-solid 60 fps that Forza Motorsport fans expect.

See below for all 32 tracks available to play in Forza Motorsport 7:

  1. Brands Hatch
  2. Circuit of the Americas
  3. Daytona International Speedway
  4. Dubai Circuit
  5. Homestead-Miami Speedway
  6. Maple Valley Raceway
  7. Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
  8. Nürburgring
  9. Rio de Janeiro
  10. Sebring International Raceway
  11. Silverstone Racing Circuit
  12. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
  13. Suzuka Circuit
  14. Virginia International Raceway
  15. Yas Marina Circuit
  16. Bernese Alps
  17. Mount Panorama Circuit
  18. Circuit de Catalunya
  19. Hockenheim-Ring
  20. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  21. Sonoma Raceway
  22. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  23. Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe
  24. Lime Rock
  25. Long Beach
  26. Autodromo Nazionale Monza
  27. Test Track Airfield
  28. Prague
  29. Road America
  30. Road Atlanta
  31. Top Gear
  32. Watkins Glen

Key Features:

  • Immersive True 4K Gaming – Built from the ground up to be UHD at 60 frames per second, Forza Motorsport 7 is the premiere 4K gaming experience.
  • Explosive Immersion – Shaking cameras and rattling car parts immerse you in the exhilarating danger that defines motorsport.
  • Dynamic Race Weather –Intense rain, expanding puddles and limited visibility make this the ultimate test of bravery and skill behind the wheel.
  • Unrivaled Car List –Collect and drive more than 700 cars, including the largest collection of Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini models available in any racing game.
  • Tracks Come Alive –Master 30 racing environments with over 200 ribbons in Forza’s largest track list ever. No two races are the same as race conditions change each time you return to the track.
  • A Brand New Campaign –Experience the premiere racing championship in the Forza Driver’s Cup, where you battle thousands of Drivatars to earn trophies and become the Forza Driver’s Cup Champion.
  • Ultimate Esports Experience –With new leagues, enhanced spectating modes, Beam integration and premiere partners like Porsche, Forza Motorsport 7 is the ultimate racing esports experience for players and viewers alike.
  • Your Driver is a Personal Expression –Personalize your appearance with our massive driver gear collection, including hundreds of options spanning decades of race history and pop culture.
  • Anyone Can Have Fun –From new players to esports pros, Forza Motorsport 7 is the most customizable game yet with new Assists and Mods designed to help all skill levels and unprecedented tuning for veterans to dial in the game how they like.

The Forza Motorsport 7 Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of Forza Motorsport 7, which are available to pre-order now at the Microsoft Store and from participating retailers. Deluxe and Ultimate Editions feature exclusive digital content that offers a competitive advantage right out of the box, as listed below.

 

Standard Edition

Deluxe Edition

Ultimate Edition

Full Game

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X

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Forza Motorsport 7 The Fate of the Furious Car Pack, $10 value

 

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VIP membership, $20 value

 

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X

Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 digital only pre-order bonus content

 

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X

Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass, $30 value

 

 

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Early Game Access on Sept. 29

 

 

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Forza Motorsport 7 will be available Oct. 3, 2017 as Standard Edition ($59.99, £49.99, €69.99), Deluxe Edition ($79.99, £69.99, €89.99, digital only), or start three days early when you get the Ultimate Edition ($99.99, £89.99, €109.99).


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