Turn 10 is making more than just a visually stunning game this time around, and Forza 7 is shaping up to be amazing.
The 7th installment of the Forza Motorsport series is finally here, and if you get it, you’ll definitely see why it’s a big part of Xbox. Forza has always been a favorite of mine, so here’s what I think of the newest racing Exclusive on Xbox:
Design: We all have that certain genre of video game that we love. For many it’s the FPS shooter, and for others it may be the MMO strategy game. It seems to me that within all those genres we love, there’s always that one Title that completely dominates every similar game.
- Forza is the dominant force in the racing genre.
Don’t get me wrong. Need For Speed, Real Racing, and Dirt Rally are all great games, but Forza consistently comes out on top every time. You may not agree with my opinion, so at least consider the following:
- Forza is the #1 best selling racing franchise of all time.
- There’s consistently about 3 million gamers playing a Forza game every month.
So, here we are with Forza Motorsport 7, and this one actually has a few big changes to it. The first change up is that there are now loot boxes called “Prize Crates”. In today’s world it would be pretty hard to reverse the “pay to earn” or “pay to win” business model because it’s incredibly successful at creating post launch revenue streams for games. In past game titles there’s always been in game credit called “CR” which you could use to purchase new cars, and buy upgrades. Now in this game we have the option to use real life money to buy more of those credits in order to unlock cosmetic gear, items, as well as vehicle upgrades. I don’t really have a problem with something like this being implemented because it adds a bit more fun to the game with being able to unlock unique cosmetics for your car, and driver. Currently, the game doesn’t have the option to pay real money for credits but that will almost definitely change once the developers get the in-game economy worked out.
The next change is that it’ll run at Native 4K with 60 Frames Per second on the Xbox One X.
- Holy Sh*t.
Turn 10 studios took full advantage of the hardware in Xbox One X, and this game is gonna look awesome on your 4K TV, or monitor. Forza Horizon 3 already looks amazing on the Xbox One, which I did a review of if you want to check out here. This game was also built from the ground up to run on PC, so it’ll be a way nicer experience if you want to play it on your dank setup. Unlike Forza Horizon 3, Forza 7 is actually optimized for it, and has an unlocked frame rate on PC.
Verdict: Forza Motorsport 7 is like Call of Duty in the way that you pretty much know what you’re getting year after year. Not that it’s a bad thing, but I’m not sure it really brings a whole lot of new content compared to Forza 6. However if you’re into competitive racing, have an interest in cars, and like authenticity, then it’s the best way to go. Check it out here for a discounted price if you’re interested in getting Forza Motorsport 7.