Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Unleash the Thrills: Forza Motorsport Shines at Gamescom and on PC

Forza fans heading to Gamescom are in for an electrifying treat from Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27. At the Forza Motorsport theatre experience, you'll be plunged into the heart-pounding racing action that awaits in the brand-new single-player career mode - the Builders Cup. Prepare to witness exhilarating gameplay, featuring a fleet of high-speed German sedans battling it out at the Mugello Circuit.

Amid the excitement, a special celebration awaits Porsche’s 75th anniversary and its remarkable partnership with Xbox and the Forza franchise. Fans can drop by the Xbox booth to feast their eyes on a stunning 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S, wrapped in custom Xbox branding, accompanied by six customized Xbox Series X consoles.

The thrill extends to the digital realm as well. PC players can now secure their pre-orders for Forza Motorsport on Steam. By pre-purchasing the Premium Edition, you can rev up to five days early access from October 5th. Brace for an immersive cross-platform experience, uniting players on PC and console. This cross-play compatibility, coupled with cross-save functionality, allows you to race alongside friends seamlessly and continue your journey across Xbox Series X|S and Steam, retaining shared progress and achievement unlocks.

Forza Motorsport on PC has been meticulously optimized, harnessing the power of cutting-edge hardware. Experience real-time ray tracing on the tracks, thanks to NVIDIA DLSS 2 and AMD FSR 2.2, delivering maximum performance. The game supports native resolutions beyond 4K, with HDR calibration, ultrawide resolutions during gameplay, and advanced features like DirectStorage to enhance CPU loading.

Beyond mere graphics, Forza Motorsport ensures an inclusive experience. It supports an array of popular racing wheels from brands like Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec. The DirectInput API is also supported, widening the compatibility spectrum for various hardware setups. Input remapping grants you the freedom to customize controls, enabling players to tailor the experience to their preferences.

The wheel experience has also been elevated, boasting rumble vibration on Xbox controllers and refined force feedback for wheel users. Displayed on custom screens, you'll find essential racing data like RPM and shift lights.

For all the nitty-gritty details about Forza Motorsport on PC, including supported peripherals, refer to the blog.

Prepare to zoom off at the starting line: Pre-order the Forza Motorsport Premium Edition now and claim your early access starting October 5, 2023. Xbox Game Pass members across PC, Console, and Ultimate tiers, as well as players of the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition, can ascend to the Premium Add-Ons Bundle. This bundle grants early access along with all the thrilling add-on content featured in the Premium Edition.

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