Turn 10 Studios will share the “first news” on its upcoming installment into the Forza Motorsport franchise during its next edition of the Forza Monthly broadcast show on Tuesday, May 7th.
The tease was shared by Turn 10 Community Manager Brian Ekberg on the April edition of Forza Monthly earlier this week. Whilst no specifics were shared, we do know that developer Turn 10 Studios has begun shifting its resources from Forza Motorsport 7 over to its next entry into the sim-focused racing game series.
The Seattle-based team is currently in the conceptual process for its upcoming title but aims to be more open and cooperating with the community about the game during its development process, based on comments from Forza franchise Creative Director Dan Greenawalt that were shared during March’s Forza Monthly broadcast.
“The weight of the team is shifting over to our next project,” he said. So, we're getting into that concept phase. Now in the past, that concept phase would be kind of subterranean. We'd kind of do it with ourselves, we'd work with our dev partners, and we'd bounce our concepts off ourselves. But we're going to be doing it differently this time. We want to do it in public. We want to do it with our fans. Does that mean early rollouts? I don't know. And that's really what it comes down to: I don't know.”
“But the big news is the team is transitioning its weight. We're moving our weight over to this new project we're working on and we're doing it in a new way,” Greenawalt added. “We can listen to the team, open conduit, we want our players to go to Discord, get involved with us, to really be part of this process with us, to make their voice heard. And we, together, will shape the future of automotive entertainment.”
Turn 10 Studios has remained committed to supporting its latest title, Forza Motorsport 7 since its October 2017 release. The title has received several new features and content additions, with the team currently testing its new genre-defining Forza Race Regulations adjudication system in the form of an Open Beta Multiplayer Hopper that’s accessible to all Forza Motorsport 7 owners.
Furthermore, the team at Turn 10 Studios will continue to develop and release monthly content updates for the game in the foreseeable future whilst development its next installment into the franchise – with the April Update introducing the 2019 McLaren Senna, the cover star of Forza Horizon 4, into Forza Motorsport 7 as a free Spotlight car for all players, alongside engine audio improvements and unlocked exclusive cars. Improvements and new features introduced into the game also directly benefit the next installment and the overall future of the franchise.
Next month, Forza Motorsport 7 will see an evolved version of Forza Race Regulations, featuring ghosted backmarkers for lapped drivers in races, as well as the ability to enable the highly-robust adjudication system in Private Lobbies. Furthermore, the team will also make penalties “a little more granular” by introducing half-second and quarter-second penalties. The current version only hands out full-second penalties, which will be dialled down due to their overall harshness.
Lookout for more details on this evolved version of Forza Race Regulations, alongside the “first news” on the next all-new installment into the Forza Motorsport franchise on the next edition of Turn 10's Forza Monthly broadcast show on Tuesday, May 7th at 11am Pacific (2pm EST, 7pm BST) airing on the official Forza Mixer, Twitch and YouTube channels.
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