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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) Reveals New eSports Features, Opens Forza Racing Championship 2018 Sign-ups

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. PST

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.

Drivers start your engines! Turn 10 Studios is taking racing esports to the next level with the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) 2018. Taking the physicality of real-world motorsport and blending it with the approachability of racing esports, ForzaRC 2018 is built on the award-winning Forza Motorsport 7 –  which features more than 700 cars, 60 frames per second, and native 4K resolution on Xbox One X. Drivers of all skill levels will compete for glory and more than $250,000 in prizes, our largest prize pool to date.

Starting today, drivers can register at the official site, ForzaRC.com, to compete in the first ranked season of global competition, which begins April 2.

ForzaRC 2018 – Pre-Season Invitational Presented by IMSA

In advance of the 2018 season start, we’re kicking things off with the ForzaRC 2018 Pre-Season Invitational on March 24 in Seattle, WA, home of Turn 10 Studios. We’ve invited some of the best drivers and teams in the world to compete and set the stage for a season of exhilarating races. We’ll have more details to share, including participating racers, cars, tracks, and more in March.

ForzaRC 2018 – Regular Season

Following the Pre-Season Invitational presented by IMSA, the regular season begins. The season is split into two series, each consisting of seven weeks of ranked events and culminating in a live playoff event with a prize pool of $75,000. At the end of the two series, the top 24 drivers will be invited to compete in the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 for their shot at a $100,000 prize pool and the title.

Here’s a look at the 2018 season calendar, which will be updated regularly at ForzaRC.com:

  • Series 1: April 2 – May 23
  • Series 1 Playoffs: June 16 – 17, live in Seattle
  • Series 2: July 9 – August 29
  • Series 2 Playoffs: September 29 – 30, live in Mexico City
  • World Championship: October 2018 (final date TBA), live in London

Ranking Up

When the competition begins on April 2, all registered drivers begin their race to the top of the leaderboard. As part of each seven-week series, drivers will compete in ranked events, earning points and climbing the leaderboard as they go. Look for a full breakdown of the tournament structure and scoring in March.

Tune In

We’ve got a season full of racing excitement lined up this year. Want to watch it all go down live? Catch all the action live through our Mixer player on ForzaRC.com. Couldn’t catch the livestream but want to catch up on all the action? Check out the official ForzaRC YouTube for all the VODs, highlights, and more.

Check out the 2018 broadcast schedule which will be updated regularly on our Mixer player at ForzaRC.com:

  • ForzaRC 2018 Pre-Season Invitational – March 24, live in Seattle
  • Series 1
    • April 11 – June 6 – Weekly broadcast every other Wednesday
    • June 16 – 17 – Series 1 Playoffs, live in Seattle
  • Series 2
    • July 18 – August 29 – Weekly broadcast every other Wednesday
    • September 29 – 30 – Series 2 Playoffs, live in Mexico City
  • Forza Racing World Championship – October 2018 (final date TBA), live in London

Esports Features

We’re always looking for new ways to deliver a phenomenal experience to both players and fans alike and we’ve got a number of new, esports-centric features lined up for Forza Motorsport 7. Today, we’re excited to share the first two features: Spectate and Seed the Grid. These exciting features are a cornerstone of the Forza Motorsport 7 esports experience and, since they last appeared in Forza Motorsport 6, have been rethought and redeveloped from the ground up for Forza Motorsport 7 to deliver a dramatically improved on-track experience for both drivers and viewers:

  • Spectate
    Watch live multiplayer races with our brand new Spectate feature. Improved camera transitions and performance means you’ll never miss the action. Positioning data for on-track cars is 100% precise as well, which means that what players see in Spectate is exactly what’s happening in the race.
  • Seed the Grid
    Players will be able to set up multiplayer races just as they like with the new Seed the Grid feature. Lobby hosts can now manually set the grid order during race setup, and a completely overhauled interface offers hosts and viewers alike new details, like real-time player grid position changes.

Both Spectate and Seed the Grid will be added as part of our February content update for Forza Motorsport 7 and represent just the start of our esports feature set.

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.

Forza Motorsport 7 is available on Xbox One anc PC starting Oct. 3, 2017 as Standard Edition ($59.99, £49.99, €69.99), Deluxe Edition ($79.99, £69.99, €89.99, digital only), or the Ultimate Edition ($99.99, £89.99, €109.99).


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