Today we’ve announced details on how Forza Motorsport’s content will evolve after launch:
21 September 2023- Chris Esaki
Forza Motorsport will expand with new cars, tracks, career tours and online events. Here’s how we’re building an evolving racing platform to give players a steady flow of new challenges and gameplay experiences.
Forza Motorsport launches on October 10 with over 500 cars, 20 completely rebuilt tracks and our new career and online racing modes. It’s a massive game from day one and it’ll continue to grow over time.
We want to ensure you always have something new to play in Forza Motorsport. That’s why we built the game to be an evolving racing platform. Once the game has been released, we expect to regularly add new content with monthly content drops that will help you fall in love with cars through skill and competition, as well as tweaks to gameplay and systems.
New free tracks will be coming to Forza Motorsport on a regular basis, introducing new challenges for you and your friends to master. Due to the extensive development timeline required to accurately rebuild these detailed environments to work with our new physics systems, our monthly updates may not always include a new track. With that said, we are excited to reveal that Yas Marina – completely rebuilt using the latest track layout – is coming in November with Update 2.0. The updated circuit features a more flowing hairpin allowing for better racing and overtaking opportunities.
We do have another track planned for December that we will show you soon, and as previously revealed, our most accurate Nordschleife ever will be released in Spring 2024. Every new track we add to Forza Motorsport will include fully dynamic 24-hour time-of-day with weather and track evolution.
New cars, career tours, online events, and limited-time Rivals will be introduced to Forza Motorsport, and these will arrive through our monthly updates.
Forza Motorsport will introduce new cars in a variety of ways. Some will be released directly into the Showroom and can be acquired with in-game credits. Others are unlocked as rewards for completing the Featured Tour or Open Tour. There will also be a new Car Pass car introduced every week until Car Pass is complete.
Live events in Forza Motorsport include Featured Tours in Career Mode, Spec Series and Open Series in Featured Multiplayer, and Featured Rivals. These events will spotlight new cars obtainable from the Showroom at a 30% discount for a limited time.
Featured Tours are limited-time career events organized around themes. The first of these is the Track Tour, showcasing different varieties of cars built for competition on the track. Each week there will be a new series of races featuring different types of track cars, including that week’s Spotlight car.
These series do not have to be completed in a particular week – you have until 2 weeks after the end of the entire tour to complete it; this gives players more flexibility to enjoy the content at their own pace.
Here are the weekly series and Spotlight cars that you will get to experience in this initial Featured Tour:
|FEATURED TOUR||SPOTLIGHT CAR||AVAILABILITY|
|Track Day||2022 Subaru BRZ||October 5|
|Built to Race||2020 KTM X-Bow GT2||October 12|
|Track Exotics||2014 Ferrari FXX K||October 19|
|Prototype Power||2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1||October 26|
Players who complete all 4 series within the Featured Tour will unlock a Showcase event. Regardless of where you place in the series, the reward car is yours upon completion. For October, this will be the new-to-Motorsport 2020 Acura #6 ARX-05 DPi.
There is also an Open Tour with four PI class series – C Class, B Class, A Class, and S Class – and these will be refreshed with new content and a new theme every month. The first Open Tour celebrates German manufacturers and completing all four series unlocks a new reward car.
One more note about Career Mode and its live content – no matter where you finish in a race or series, you will always progress to the next event or series. Be it first or last place, or somewhere in-between, we want you to race your way. There are also no restrictions on car builds, car level or driver level to play any of the content in the game including our live events.
Featured Multiplayer includes both Spec Series and Open Series.
Spec Series events use pre-tuned cars to ensure players are competitive with one another, while Open Series events allow you to bring the car of your choice within that class.
Some Spec Series are available long-term, such as the Qualifier Series for new players, and our highly competitive Forza Touring Car and Forza GT racing divisions.
These online events are a great place to meet new friends in our community, level up cars, and build skills together through competition. Here’s a look at the calendar of Featured Multiplayer events to be cycled in and out in the weeks after launch:
|SPEC SERIES||OPEN CLASS SERIES||SPOTLIGHT SERIES||AVAILABILITY|
|GTX Sportscar Series||R Class Series||October 5|
|Formula Mazda Spec Series||A Class Series||2020 KTM X-Bow GT2||October 12|
|Early LMP Series||C Class Series||2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS||October 19|
|Early Factory Racecar Series||P Class Series||2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1||October 26|
Here’s a look at the calendar of Featured Rivals events available in the first month of Forza Motorsport:
|Welcome to Forza Motorsport||2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray||Maple Valley - Full Circuit||October 5|
|*Welcome VIPs!||2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe Forza Edition||Laguna Seca - Full Circuit||October 5|
|Spotlight – Subaru BRZ||2022 Subaru BRZ||VIR - South Circuit||October 5|
|Spotlight – KTM X-Bow GT2||2020 KTM X-Bow GT2||Road America - Full Circuit||October 12|
|Spotlight – Ferrari FXX K||2014 Ferrari FXX K||Mugello - Full Circuit||October 19|
|Victory Lap||2023 No. 01 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R||Hakone - GP Circuit||October 19|
|Spotlight – Ginetta #6 G60||2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1||Spa - Full Circuit||October 26|
Rivals will challenge you to reach your best lap time, and feature leaderboards so you can track how you stack up against your friends, others in your region, and the world.
In addition to Featured Rivals, you can always set your fastest lap time on our leaderboards using a custom tuned car on your favorite tracks in Time Attack. Any time a new track is released, it will immediately be available for Time Attack across all classes.
Car Pass begins on October 5! Included with the Premium Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Add-Ons Bundle, the Forza Motorsport Car Pass delivers 30, new-to-Motorsport cars to your game weekly, one per week. Here’s a look at the cars coming to your garage in the first 4 weeks:
|CAR PASS LINEUP||CAR DROP AVAILABILITY|
|2018 Volkswagen #22 Experion Racing Golf GTI||October 5|
|2019 Dodge #9 American V8 Road Racing TA Challenger||October 12|
|1999 Nissan #23 NISMO Clarion R391||October 19|
|2020 BMW M2 Competition Coupé||October 26|