Microsoft is using the Xbox Games Showcase event to confirm the release date of a huge exclusive game coming to Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft has used the Xbox Games Showcase event to confirm that the racing game Forza Motorsport will be released on October 10 as the first daily game on Xbox Game Pass! Forza is one of Xbox’s flagship franchises alongside Halo and Gears of War. It is unique because it shares two types of racing game experiences.
Forza Horizon games are open-world, more arcade-focused racing games. In contrast, the Forza Motorsport games are more serious racing simulation games. The next instalment in the long-running series is the eighth under the Forza Motorsport banner. Now Xbox fans know precisely when they can play it.
As previously mentioned, Forza Motorsport will be released on October 10 as the first daily game on Xbox Game Pass. This means that subscribers on PC and Xbox Series X will be able to play Forza Motorsport as much as they want on launch day. Without actually paying the full price of the game. While racing games aren’t for everyone, it’s undeniable that the Forza Motorsport franchise is absolutely massive for Xbox. So the new instalment is sure to be one of the biggest Xbox Game Pass releases of the year.
It’s also notable that it’s the first exclusively next-gen Forza game, as it’s in no way holding back the Xbox One console generation.
As well as confirming the release date for Forza Motorsport, the new trailer also shows off some fresh gameplay footage. As seen in previous Forza Motorsport trailers, the new game boasts photo-realistic graphics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence. It is expected to be one of the most technologically advanced racing games on the market. Time will tell how the game stands up to the other titles in the series. But the Forza franchise has been pretty consistent since it first burst onto the scene in 2005.
The new trailer is another opportunity for fans to get a look at some of Forza Motorsport’s new features. For example, vastly improved graphics, beam tracking and enhanced weather effects. It continues to look stunning, and seeing how it develops in October will be exciting.
The confirmation of a Forza Motorsport release date should ensure that October 2023 will be a big month for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. However, Xbox fans will have to wait to find out what other games will join Forza Motorsport on Game Pass that month.