Forza franchise is one of the most popular exclusive franchises for Xbox and Forza Motorsport 7 will be coming later this year. Since 2011, new entries have been releasing in the Forza franchise and has become an annual series and it seems that it will remain that way in the future.
According to Turn 10 Studios’ software architect Chris Tector, said during E3 that Forza franchise has become an annual franchise. He added that “between both Motorsport and Horizon, it’s an annual title, it’s really this interesting path that we weave between the two titles and try to keep up with the changes.”
However, he added that making it the annual franchise has not proven to be an easy task and has presented the studio with a new set of challenges as the hardware will be changing along with the OS in the future, which will present a challenge for the studio to squeeze maximum performance for the game.
We have to look far enough ahead in the future to know what changes are going to come and then try to steer everybody so we’re headed in the right direction. It’s a big job to line up with what hardware changes are coming, what platform changes are going to come in the OS and other bits of software that we use. And how we’re going to maximize that to exploit it for each game that we do.
If this statement is to be believed, then we might be seeing a new entry in Forza Horizon series next year. However, it is not clear that it is the schedule that Microsoft has committed or things are just working out that way.
In related news, Microsoft also revealed Xbox One X during its E3 2017 press conference and Forza Motorsport 7 was the first game showcased running on the console. Forza 7 will run at native 4K/60 FPS on the console and even after that, the console will have 30% spare GPU power.
Forza Motorsport 7 will launch on October 3, 2017, for PC and Xbox One and will also be a Play Anywhere title.