E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 and Porsche Make Gaming History at E3
Today, during the Xbox E3 2017 briefing, we unveiled that the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation is back with a premiere Xbox One X experience, Forza Motorsport 7, and in continued collaboration with Porsche, debuted the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS as the cover car. Forza always brings the best and most exclusive new cars to our fans, and we’re honored to present this stunning upcoming high-performance 911 GT car in time for our new title. This moment is a testament to digital and real-world racing merging in an unprecedented way. E3 attendees will be the first to drive the most powerful 911 for the road ever in Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever.
Thanks to our loyal fans, the Forza franchise is home to over 4.8 million active users per month, making it one of the largest racing communities in the world and the premiere gaming partner to the automotive industry. Just this past April, we announced a six-year partnership with Porsche, the winningest manufacturer in racing, who shares our vision for the future of gaming, motorsport and automotive entertainment.
Introducing Forza Motorsport 7
Forza Motorsport 7 immerses players in the exhilarating thrill of competitive racing. From mastering the new motorsport-inspired campaign to collecting a wide range of cars to experiencing the excitement of driving at the limit, this is Forza reimagined.
- The best-looking, most realistic game we’ve ever created – Forza Motorsport 7 was built from the ground up for XBOX One X to be an immersive true 4K and 60fps experience. Plus, with HDR and race conditions that change each time you return to the track, Forza Motorsport 7 was crafted as a visual masterpiece.
- The ultimate automotive playset – Forza Motorsport 7 features more than 700 ForzaVista cars to collect, race and customize and 30 racing environments with more than 200 ribbons. Plus, Forza Motorsport 7 offers more Porsche models than any racing game and an unparalleled portfolio of car manufacturers, including every premium brand. And for the first time in Forza’s history, players can personalize their appearance with a massive race gear collection that includes hundreds of options spanning decades of race history and pop culture.
- Everyone can play, compete and watch – Forza Motorsport 7 continues in the footsteps of previous games by providing unprecedented tuning, new Assists and Mods to suit players of all skill levels. And thanks to the Forza Racing Championship esports league, enhanced spectating modes and Mixer integration, everyone can compete.
Now available for pre-order at your local Microsoft Store and microsoft.com, Forza Motorsport 7 arrives worldwide on October 3 exclusively on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs via Xbox Play Anywhere. Special editions include the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions, complete with exclusive, digital-only bonus content, VIP membership, and access to the Day One Car Pack. In addition, Ultimate Edition owners will receive early access to the game on September 29 and the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass that gives you access to upcoming car packs.
Look for more coverage of Forza Motorsport 7 this week from the E3 2017 show floor!
Forza Racing Championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Next weekend, we’re excited to host another event for our fans with Porsche. At the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup Elite finals will take place, making it the largest racing esports event ever hosted at Le Mans.
To mark this occasion, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), creator and organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, created an entirely new category for esports, the Official Endurance Esports Category. After the esports race, the winner of the ForzaRC finals will accept a trophy on the same podium as the winning Le Mans drivers.
If you’d like to get involved in the Forza community before the launch of Forza Motorsport 7, we invite you to tune into the finals event livestream on Mixer, Twitch or YouTube on June 17-18.
See you on the track!