‘Forza Motorsport’ Makers Turn 10 Studios Confirm No New Game For 2019
With all the new stuff on show during yesterday's Microsoft E3 2019 presser - Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077, Halo Infinite launching alongside the next Xbox, The Terminator coming to Gears 5, Age of Empires 2, new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order footage, and so much more - you might not have noticed what was missing.
With Forza Horizon 4 coming out last year, we were expecting to see news on the next Forza Motorsport title, Turn 10 Studios' more circuit-based take on the Forza racing series. After all, Forza Motorsport 7 came out in 2017, so it stands to reason that we should see 8 in 2019. Right?
Wrong. The only new Forza content on show was (the very cool looking) LEGO Speed Champions DLC, coming to Forza Horizon 4 on June 13. Cannot. Wait. For. That. And Turn 10 have since opened up about their no-show, with gamesindustry.biz reporting that the next instalment in Motorsport isn't coming out in 2019 and won't be announced during this E3, or in the near future.
Turn 10's creative director, Dan Greenawalt, spoke to IGN, telling the site: "As of right now, Motorsport itself is actually in concept. It's just something we're currently building." He added that the studio is looking to make the new title "very, very differently" to Motorsport entries before it.
Forza Motorsport 7 has been receiving updates ever since its 2017 release, with the latest new content added in May 2019, so it's not so much of a surprise that Motorsport 8 isn't exactly banging on the door, desperate to come in. And Turn 10 is using feedback on its last game to determine where it goes with the new one.
"We're taking this fan-first, player-first approach," he said to IGN. "We're bringing players in to have them help us ideate on what we build net, and prototype new ideas and thoughts."
All of which sounds a lot like Forza Motorsport 8 aiming for launch around the same time as the next Xbox, currently codenamed Project Scarlett, in late 2020, doesn't it? Would not be surprised.
Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/Turn 10 Studios