FM's monthly content plans

Today we’ve announced details on how Forza Motorsport’s content will evolve after launch:

ENJOY NEW CONTENT EVERY MONTH WITH FORZA MOTORSPORT’S EVOLVING RACING PLATFORM

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.

TRACKS

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.

MONTHLY UPDATES

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

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

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

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

FEATURED RIVALS

Here’s a look at the calendar of Featured Rivals events available in the first month of Forza Motorsport:

RIVALS EVENT CAR TRACK AVAILABILITY
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

*VIP Rivals events require VIP Membership, available in the Premium Edition or Premium Add-Ons Bundle, sold separately.

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

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
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So if I read this right, it confirms there will still be time locked reward cars in game. Bummer. I don’t understand why they can’t add permanent events to the game to unlock these cars.

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The new cars sounds amazing. I can’t wait to drive them !

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Is it to ensure the rareness of the cars? probably?

Why start things on the 5th and only give non-Premium purchasers 2 days to work on the first spotlight series? Seems like a bad decision to not give everyone the same opportunity to complete a time-based event.

Edit: Why make the first car given away a new-to-Forza model? Is it to encourage people into a pre-order?

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You’ll have several weeks to complete that tour and collect reward :slight_smile:

“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.”

So it sounds like it’s going to be open until mid-November.

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So, it looks like we’ll be getting weekly “forzathon”/“playlist” updates every week, just like in horizon.

Wondering about track update progression myself. Considering tracks take up to a year to model properly (no matter what your opinion is about the track details), it does make me wonder if last minute changes to playlists will be more common.

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That was my read, too.

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To the next “enthusiast” who throws a post my way wondering why I don’t gush over this game…it’s because they keep doing stuff like this.

Add the cars to the game. Enough gimmicks. Stop listening to the idiot beancounters. Start prioritizing customer satisfaction over customer engagement.

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That’s the problem…if they stop listening to the “bean counters”, they’ll get fired and be replaced by another GAAS grind supporter.

I completely agree with you….I wish games were less about engagement but I will say I like the constant support….just depends on the amount of time that support requires.

In the end, it’s up to the customer to send a message by not purchasing their game and not playing it, even through game pass, if they don’t like what they see.

There’s a ton of racing game competition out there, not to mention the Starfield obsession currently going on. Time will tell it they get the engagement level they expect.

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It is great that FM will get at least 12 additional tracks on monthly basis. But what about Career mode? The career events will be based on only 19 tracks, available at launch, or more events will be added with new tracks?
P.S. 19 tracks because an oval is not the track. Actually, the number is closer to 18, because Le Mans basically consisting of two straight lines also not a track.

There are more than enough cars even at launch. The game lacking tracks, not cars.

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Not really, T10 warned that not every major update will contain new track.

Career mode will be gradually expanded with more events on new tracks (and with new cars) as they are added to the game :slight_smile:

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I personally not mad at it, we’ll be getting a track per month, that’s fantastic in my eyes. If the tracks coming back are popular request, the game will retain a healthy number of players.

And for new to Motorsport tracks, I’m guessing we’ll be getting one every like, 4 months (or 6-8 months, idk)? Probably it’s hard work making a new one from the ground up, but if that’s how it’ll be, I’m ok with it.

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I am happy to hear that they give you a month and a half to finish the events for that month and you can purchase most of the reward cars in the showroom. Never liked that I had to come back every week to Horizon just not to miss out on new cars which felt like a chore than actual fun.

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Sounding really good so far! I love that there are 3 tracks already set. Optimism is growing daily now.

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Sounds like it. If you have game pass it’s 35 compared to 100, that’s how im looking at it heh.

I like that you get multiple weeks to unlock the cars but will they be available to purchase after the time limit has finished because I don’t think I’ll be upgrading to a series X/S until spring 2024 So wondering if I will miss these cars.

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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

I hope returning cars from past Forza Motorsport titles, if not all of them are available for purchase, not as rewards for completing the Featured or Open Tour.

You won’t be able to unlock cars of car pass with ingame credits…

Sounds awesome. Can’t wait :smiley:

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