Forza Motorsport 7

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Forza Motorsport 7
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Standard edition cover art featuring the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 with the Weissach Package equipped.
Developer(s) Turn 10 Studios
Publisher(s) Microsoft Studios
Director(s) Bill Giese [1]
Producer(s) Ryan Cooper[2]
Artist(s) Scott Lee[3]
Series Forza
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Release October 3, 2017
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Forza Motorsport 7 is a racing video game developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios, serving as the tenth installment in the Forza series. It was released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on October 3, 2017, with early access to those who have pre-ordered the game's Ultimate and Deluxe editions.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay in Forza Motorsport 7.

Forza Motorsport 7 is a racing video game featuring over 700 cars—including new Forza Edition cars, most of which have been brought over from Forza Horizon 3—and more than 200 different configurations to race on across 32 locations at launch, including all from Forza Motorsport 6; a fictional street circuit in Dubai is one of the new circuits and several tracks returning from Forza Motorsport 4 including Maple Valley Raceway, Mugello Circuit and Suzuka Circuit.[4] Two features that are new to the Motorsport title include dynamic weather (previously seen in Horizon titles) and customisable drivers.[4]

Development[edit]

Forza Motorsport 7 was developed by Turn 10 Studios[5] alongside the Xbox One X console,[4] with Turn 10 providing the Xbox hardware team with feedback.[6] In mid-January 2017, the Xbox hardware team supplied Turn 10 with a prototype Xbox One X system. Turn 10 was able to get their ForzaTech demo running on the system within two days after receiving the prototype console.[6] The game will run at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, while running at 1080p at similar frame rate on the base Xbox One models.[4]

The game does not feature any Toyota and Lexus production road vehicles due to licensing issues between the manufacturer and most non-Japanese video game developers that lasted from 2017 to 2018.[7][8] Only the company's selected race and pre customized vehicles including 3 Camry NASCARs, Eagle MkIII, the Arctic Trucks Hilux, Toyota T100 SR5 Trophy Trucks and the Subaru BRZ are featured, then Land Cruiser Arctic Trucks featured via DLC. However, Volkswagen returns after being absent in Horizon 3, with some models being brought over from Horizon 2 and Motorsport 6, as well as some new inclusions.

Release[edit]

Forza Motorsport 7 was announced at Microsoft's press conference during E3 2017 on June 11.[5] The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS was revealed alongside the game as part of a six-year licensing deal between Microsoft and car manufacturer Porsche.[5] The game launched simultaneously on Windows 10 and Xbox One, and is slated to be available at launch for the Xbox One X.[5] However, the OneDrive music support will be announced 'at a later date'.

The first monthly car pack called the "Samsung QLED TV Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pack", was released on November 7, 2017. That DLC includes one more Toyota vehicle, the Arctic Trucks Land Cruiser.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic(PC) 82/100[9]
(XONE) 86/100[10]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid7/10[11]
EGM7.5/10[12]
Game Informer7.75/10[13]
GameSpot8/10[14]
GamesRadar+5/5 stars[15]
IGN9.2/10[16]
PC Gamer (US)82/100[17]
Polygon8.5/10[18]

Forza Motorsport 7 received "generally favorable" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.[9][10] In Game Informer's Reader's Choice Best of 2017 Awards, the game took the lead for "Best Racing Game", while it tied in third place with Slime Rancher for "Best Microsoft Game".[19][20] It won the award for "Best Racing Game" in IGN's Best of 2017 Awards,[21] whereas its other nominations were for "Best Xbox One Game" and "Best Graphics".[22][23]

"Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy it a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled," was Peter Glagowski's conclusion on Destructoid with a score of 7/10.[11] 7.5/10 was Ray Carsillo's score on Electronic Gaming Monthly; he said, "Forza Motorsport 7 is a really great racing game—it’s just a shame that changes to the game’s currency system undermine a fair amount of what it does right. It’s made racing feel more like a grind than in years past and no amount of new tracks or cars will change that."[12] Justin Towell from GamesRadar gave the game a score of 5 out of 5 stars saying that "Forza Motorsport 7 addresses every issue of its predecessor, turns the visual flair up to 11 and handles like a dream. An essential purchase."[15]

Luke Reilly said on IGN "Forza Motorsport 7 is Turn 10's finest love letter to speed and style this generation", and awarded it a score of 9.2/10.[16] James Davenport's 82/100 score on PC Gamer stated, "Light performance problems and a poor loot box system can't quite distract from Forza Motorsport 7's accommodating difficulty, stunning beauty, and lavish racing options."[17] Colin Campbell's score of 8.5/10 on Polygon said that "This is a game for everyone who loves racing. It offers every helping hand to those who want to just throw themselves around bends, while allowing die-hards to tinker with their rides, and really feel like they are there."[18]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2017 Game Critics Awards Best Racing Game Won [24]
Gamescom 2017 Best Console Game (Xbox One) Nominated [25][26]
Best Racing Game Won
Golden Joystick Awards Xbox Game of the Year Nominated [27]
The Game Awards 2017 Best Sports/Racing Game Won [28]
2018 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Racing Game of the Year Nominated [29]
National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards Game, Franchise Racing Won [30][31]
Performance in a Sports Game (Josef Newgarden) Won
Performance in a Sports Game (Ken Block) Nominated

References[edit]

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  6. ^ a b Leadbetter, Richard (9 April 2017). "Forza Motorsport on Scorpio: the full story". Eurogamer. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
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  10. ^ a b "Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
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  29. ^ Makuch, Eddie (January 14, 2018). "Game Of The Year Nominees Announced For DICE Awards". GameSpot. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
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