The first hands-on Forza Motorsport preview impressions are in – here’s what to expect

Posted by:Robert Collins

With less than a month now until the launch of the Forza Motorsport reboot, the first hands-on previews are coming in. That Turn 10 is willing to to put it all out there this early is a good sign of their confidence in the game. But what are those lucky enough to have previewed the game saying? Read on to find out.

Windows Central Forza Motorsport preview

I can’t overstate how excellent the driving and racing experience is in Forza Motorsport (2023). Every car I drove felt incredible, and every race against AI opponents felt fair and challenging.

I’m very excited for Forza Motorsport (2023). Following the resounding success that is Starfield, Xbox is poised to secure two massive victories at the close of 2023 with Turn 10 Studios’ impending masterpiece…I have little doubt it’ll release as one of the best Xbox games of 2023.

Gameishard Forza Motorsport preview

Forza Motorsport (2023) takes a different approach compared to its predecessor, Forza Motorsport 7. The game developers went back to the roots of the series, analyzing gaming trends and gathering feedback to create a true next-gen simulation racing game. The result is a game that is sure to delight gamers, racers, and car enthusiasts alike…

Overall, Forza Motorsport (2023) promises to deliver an immersive and highly realistic racing experience. With over 500 cars available at launch, stunning visuals, and improved AI, this game is set to captivate gamers and set a new standard for racing simulations.

A photo taken in Forza Motorsport (2023) showing the Cadillac V-Series.R IMSA GTP race car in the main menu.

The Drive Forza Motorsport preview

…Six years is a long time in sim racing. A long enough time for Turn 10 Studios to tear almost everything down and start over, to dream up a new future for the hardcore side of the Forza brand. The result, for better or worse, is the biggest departure in series history since the team gave Gran Turismo its first genuine competition 18 years ago.

Interior of a Koenigsegg in a Forza Motorsport press image.

Eurogamer Forza Motorsport preview

Turn 10 may not make motor-masochists of us all, but what’s here is a pleasure – a rarer beast than its sibling, with secrets to guard and passion to impart. Whether that passion will be enough to unite the audience, and tempt in the Horizon holidaymakers, remains to be seen. The welcome is here, but will it wear them out?

I Played the First Two Hours of Forza Motorsport. Here’s What to Expect

Checkpoint Gaming Forza Motorsport preview

While our time spent playing Forza Motorsport has been short so far, we’re itching to dive back in. The franchise is known for being able to tweak your racing experience, including the skill of your opponents, and the rewards associated, and this is no different. Even little touches like being able to choose your grid position, and placing a bet on yourself and your own skills, is a tantalising prospect.

A screenshot of Forza Motorsport (2023) showing a Subaru WRX STI S209 driven from the cockpit view.

The previewers are share one thing in common: excitement for Forza Motorsport. It’s been six long years since we’ve gotten a new entry in this acclaimed series—the Forza Horizon subseries notwithstanding, as it is a very different experience with an open world format and decidedly “arcadey” driving. At this point there’s little doubt that this reboot will deliver when it releases on October 10.

Forza Motorsport
Forza Motorsport
Developer: Xbox Game Studios
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