Each time there is a new sports activities recreation, particularly a brand new racing recreation, there should even be the standard itemizing of the Granular Technical Developments™. For the following recreation within the Forza Motorsport collection (Forza Horizon’s older, extra critical sibling), that second got here throughout Wednesday’s Xbox and Bethesda “Developer Direct” showcase, and it was a doozy.

Here is a abstract of all the things promised by Forza Motorsport’s builders within the video embedded above:

  • Over 500 automobiles at launch, 100 of that are new to the collection: “Probably the most trendy race automobiles ever featured” on a Forza Motorsport roster
  • 800 distinctive automobile upgrades
  • 20 race websites, together with 5 new places to the collection
  • “Bodily primarily based lighting and volumetric fog results”
  • “A completely procedural cloud system” (essential!)
  • “Tens of hundreds of fully-animated 3D spectators”
  • “Totally dynamic time of day and climate” with “dynamic monitor temperatures, moist driving surfaces, and rubbering in” (that is when tires rub off on the monitor)
  • New, greater decision supplies and shaders which might be “optimized” for raytracing, at the least on Xbox (no particulars about PC raytracing help had been talked about)
  • Automotive paints “sourced utilizing a spectrophotometer” which “yields a paint mannequin that has a “far more life like mild response throughout shade, metallic flake, and gloss” (Science paint, got it (opens in new tab))
  • Every automobile has a singular “injury and filth buildup” mannequin
  • Simulated paint chipping which accounts for paint thickness and directionality
  • That is the primary Forza Motorsport to be “combined natively for immersive audio codecs like Home windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos”
  • The automobile elements you select alter your automobile’s sound, and there is a new “regional monitor announcer system” and “improved tire and suspension audio”

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