Turn 10 Studios

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Turn 10 Studios
IndustryVideo games
Founded2001; 20 years ago (2001)
Key people
ProductsForza series
Number of employees
100 (2014)
ParentXbox Game Studios

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]


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]


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
2013 Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One
2015 Forza Motorsport 6
2016 Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
TBA Forza Motorsport Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S


  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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