Turn 10 Studios

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Turn 10 Studios
Division
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2001; 18 years ago (2001)
Headquarters,
U.S.
Key people
ProductsForza series
Number of employees
100 (2014)
ParentXbox Game Studios
Websiteforzamotorsport.net/turn10

Turn 10 Studios is an American video game developer based in Redmond, Washington. The company was established in 2001 under Microsoft Game Studios (now known as Xbox Game Studios) to develop the Forza series for Xbox platforms. The most recent game developed solely by Turn 10 is Forza Motorsport 7, released in 2017.[3]

History[edit]

Turn 10 Studios was established in 2001 by Microsoft, under its Microsoft Game Studios division, to develop a series of racing games, which later became known as Forza.[2][3] At the time of the studio's establishment, most staff had experience in publishing games, such as Project Gotham Racing and Golf 4.0, but had not been involved in game development.[2] In October 2014, the studio employed approximately 100 full-time staff, as well as between 100 and 200 contract workers.[2]

Technology[edit]

Turn 10 develops and uses a proprietary 3D modelling software called Fuel that allows multiple artists to work on the same model, primarily those for cars and racing tracks, simultaneously.[2]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2005 Forza Motorsport Xbox
2007 Forza Motorsport 2 Xbox 360
2009 Forza Motorsport 3
2011 Forza Motorsport 4
2012 Forza Horizon
2013 Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One
2014 Forza Horizon 2 Xbox 360, Xbox One
2015 Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious
Forza Motorsport 6 Xbox One
2016 Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Forza Horizon 3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
2019 Forza Street Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dring, Christopher (March 20, 2017). "How Forza overtook Need for Speed to become the world's biggest racing IP". GamesIndustry.biz.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gitlin, Jonathan M. (October 31, 2014). "A trip to Turn 10, the Forza studio merging car culture with games". Ars Technica.
  3. ^ a b Horti, Samuel; Fenlon, Wes (February 26, 2019). "Here's what each Microsoft game studio is working on". PC Gamer.

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