News, livestreams, alerts, and Calendar for FM7

News links and Calendar for FM7

Forza Motorsport 7 was first announced and revealed during the E3 2017 Xbox briefing. I’m compiling this thread as a resource to track official statements, interviews, and dates around the game. Updates will include:

  • Official channel articles, trailers, and vidocs
  • Official alerts on Twitter (temporary issues)
  • Official livestreams
  • Xbox tech announcements that impact FM7
  • Third party interviews with quotations
  • Expo events where FM7 may be present
  • Calendar ahead of anticipated events and info (UNOFFICIAL)
    Some gameplay links may be included if it demonstrates game features but duplicates (such as multiple gamescom demo footage) will be omitted. I intend to hold to a high standard of sourced information from professional channels, so videos covering wishlists, glitches, “I heard” or “reportedly” paraphrasing or rumors will not be included here. Feel free to post links to relevant articles and include Title, Author, Date published, url, Twitter link, topics covered. Feel free to ask clarifying questions, but use other threads for discussion so that users can find information here easily. I will include Calendar and anticipated dates as a heads up to watch for news but these are based on previous history and not official until announced.

OFFICIAL SOURCES
www.twitch.tv/Forza
www.forzamotorsport.net/News
www.twitter.com/Forzamotorsport
www.facebook.com/Forzamotorsport
www.youtube.com/user/Turn10Studios
www.instagram.com/Forzamotorsportofficial
www.twitter.com/ForzaRC
http://news.xbox.com
www.twitter.com/XboxWire
www.twitter.com/Xbox
www.youtube.com/user/Xbox
www.twitter.com/MajorNelson
https://majornelson.com/
https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status

OFFICIAL LIVESTREAMS
The official Forza livestream channel is Twitch
#ForzaGT with Alie Tacq on Mondays
#SmacAttakk with Shannon McIntosh on Mondays
#TuesdayDrive with John Schommer
#WheelAndPedalWednesdays with John Schommer
#ThumbsUpThursday with John Schommer
#HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei on Fridays
#ForzaFriday with rotating guest hosts
Regular streams are used for showing off new game challenges and playing multiplayer with viewers. Major announcements are usually not included in the regular streams but there may be summaries of the week’s news, and special streams for first looks at DLC.

CALENDAR
See my www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars at www.ManteoMax.com for a history of everything Forza and future racing and automotive expo dates.

First Twitter announcement 11 June 2017:
“Take the lead with the launch of #Forza7 on October 3! #Xbox

E3 announce stage clip and trailer:
“The ultimate racing experience. Built for 4K. @ForzaMotorsport 7 arrives October 3. - YouTube #Forza7 [RP] #XboxOneX
https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/874012286041575424
https://twitter.com/ForzaMotorsport/status/874770863740026885
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHmDl2XNfvc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO_3wnVuuzU


E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 and Porsche Make Gaming History at E3
by Alan Hartman, Studio Head at Turn 10 Studios Posted on June 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fm7_e3_announce
https://news.xbox.com/2017/06/11/e3-2017-forza-motorsport-7-porsche-make-gaming-history-e3

  • true 4K and 60fps, HDR and “race conditions that change each time you return to the track”
  • “more than 700 ForzaVista cars” and 30 racing environments with more than 200 ribbons
  • “players can personalize their appearance with a massive race gear collection that includes hundreds of options spanning decades of race history and pop culture.”
  • “thanks to the Forza Racing Championship esports league, enhanced spectating modes and Mixer integration, everyone can compete.”

Pre-order, Editions, and DLC

ForzaRC livestream

#TuesdayDrive livestream April 24

https://twitter.com/ForzaMotorsport/status/988864959663632384

FM7 in the Xbox Gaming Tournament at the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games

https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/998957863476256770
https://www.specialolympicsusagames.org/usa-games-news/xbox-gaming-tournament-press-release

Forza Monthly - April 5th, 2021


@ForzaMotorsport

11am Pacific Time

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfHldD8qVL0 - set reminder and countdown clock

From The Verge:

-“30 tracks…200 configurations”
-“700 cars at launch”
-"…addition of customizable characters…over 300 character designs"

ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational livestream on March 24
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_3_23_18
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/forzarc_preseason_invitational_tunein
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/03/23/tune-forza-racing-championship-2018-pre-season-invitational-march-24-10-m-pdt/

Read the articles for full details. Highlights:

NO #FORZAFRIDAY STREAM
“As a result of all the preparation and action coming for the Forza Racing Championship Pre-Season Invitational, we’ll be skipping today’s edition of #ForzaFriday. We’ll be back next week for another fun episode of the show, including an update on our ongoing ForzaRC Ladder Challenge Rivals event. Don’t miss it! In the meantime, we’ll see you Saturday at the ForzaRC Pre-Season Invitational on watch.forzarc.com!”

FORZARC 2018 PRE-SEASON INVITATIONAL LIVESTREAM

  • When/Where: March 24 starting at 10am Pacific on https://watch.forzarc.com
  • Who/What: “The Pre-Season Invitational will include traditional, Individual competition and, for the first time in ForzaRC history, Team competition. The Pre-Season Invitational will showcase the best drivers in the world and give fans an early look at the drivers to follow in the upcoming ForzaRC 2018 season.” 12 individual rdrivers plus 4 teams. “In addition to ForzaRC’s all-star lineup of on-air talent, we’re welcoming legendary motorsport broadcaster John Hindhaugh to the desk for the Pre-Season Invitational. Hindhaugh, whose voice is heard throughout the 2018 IMSA season, will join us on the livestream as a guest caster. You’ll also get a view of the #73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R GTD and we’ll chat with David Kolkmann, fresh off a run from the 12 Hours of Sebring. Also joining us for the Invitational is Ben Williams, vice president of The Online Racing Association (TORA), one of the premier competitive racing organizations within the Forza Motorsport community.”
  • Vote: “Tune in to the Invitational livestream at watch.forzarc.com and you’ll have the chance to directly impact which IMSA cars and tracks are used during the event. Will you choose day or night? Sunshine or rain? The Aston Martin or the Audi? The choice is yours (and the rest of chat) to make!”
  • Rewards: “Anyone tuning in during the livestream will also have the chance to unlock awesome in-game rewards for both Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3. Just log into your Microsoft account and participate in the in-stream quests to unlock a variety of in-game gear, including the limited edition ForzaRC driver suit and livery for Forza Motorsport 7!”
  • Compete: “Interested in joining the competition in ForzaRC 2018? Just head over to ForzaRC.com to register and start racing when Series 1 of the 2018 season starts on April 2!”

**
Wow that is like 3am in the morning in Australia Just would be nice if that ran this stuff in the Evening US time.

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May Content Update with Free Honda Civic

Forza Motorsport 7 May Update
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/fm7_may_update

  • Release Notes - fix for stolen livery issue
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R for all players for free. YouTube trailer.
  • May Rivals, Hoppers, and Leagues

https://twitter.com/ForzaRC/status/994286804080648192

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Forza Week in Review 6-15-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, June 15, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_6_15_18

(mostly Forza Horizon 4 at E3)

FORZARC SERIES 1 PLAYOFFS THIS WEEKEND - VOD

  • 34 drivers, $75,000 prize pool “beginning June 16 at 9 a.m. PDT with the first day of playoffs. Throughout the day, drivers will race their way through the quarterfinals and into the semi-finals, with the field narrowed to just 12 drivers by the end of the day. The playoffs will continue for these drivers on Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. PDT as they head into the finals. Tune in all weekend to catch the action live, unlock in-game rewards and influence the day’s races through in-stream voting on our Mixer stream at watch.ForzaRC.com.”

FORZARC PRO-AM - discussion

  • “For the first time in Forza Motorsport history, we’re bringing ForzaRC drivers into the Bounty Hunter fun in our first-ever ForzaRC Pro-Am.” “Yes, in another first, we’re teaming each ForzaRC driver up with members of the Forza community, giving everyone a chance to win a boat-load of in-game rewards in Forza Motorsport 7.” 16 rewards. Captains: Laige, Venom, Wesley, Lightning, b0x, Hard BR. Livestream 10am Pacific on Monday, June 18.

#FORZAFRIDAY - VOD

  • “Look for another episode of #ForzaFriday today at 3 p.m. Pacific, hosted by Johniwanna. See you this weekend for the ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs and for our special ForzaRC Pro-Am broadcast on Monday!”
  • (no Random Ring Race)

Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:

  • “In June, we’re pointing the Forza spotlight on Ford”^
  • Leagues Season 1 daily credit rewards reset 5pm Pacific
  • #Forzathon rewards through June 22^
  • John Hindhaugh Le Mans Challenge Rivals through June^
  • ForzaRC ProAm Rivals^
  • ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events starting in July

Sunday, June 17

  • ForzaRC 2018 Series 1 Playoff Finals livestream, prizes for viewers.^
  • VOD: www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Y28Y8kEcU
    Monday, June 18
  • ForzaRC Pro-Am team Bounty Hunter livestream and Rivals event^
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
    Tuesday, June 19
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream 1pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Specialty Dealer resets 5pm Pacific^
    Wednesday, June 20
  • Photo/Livery Contests #34 deadline^
    Thursday, June 21
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event
    Friday, June 22
  • New biweekly Hopper rotation?^
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Week in Review^
  • New #Forzathon events and rewards through June 28^
    Saturday, June 23
  • Leagues Series 1 closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, Series 2 opens^

See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^

  • Track limits feature
  • Time Attack Rivals
  • Drag and Drift feature enhancements
  • July Car Pack featuring the McLaren 720S^
  • More Free Cars

Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:

  • “In June, we’re pointing the Forza spotlight on Ford”^
  • John Hindhaugh Le Mans Challenge Rivals through June^
  • ForzaRC ProAm Rivals^
  • ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events starting in July

Monday, June 25

  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
    Tuesday, June 26
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream 1pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Specialty Dealer resets 5pm Pacific^
    Wednesday, June 27
  • #WheelAndPedalWeds livestream 10am Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Photo/Livery Contests #34 deadline^
    Thursday, June 28
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event
    Friday, June 29
  • July DLC Clue thread? (typically the Friday before release, date TBA)
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Week in Review^
  • #Forzathon close/open 10am Pacific, rewards through July 6^
    Saturday, June 30
  • Leagues Series 2 closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, Series 3 opens^

See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^

  • Track limits feature
  • Time Attack Rivals
  • Drag and Drift feature enhancements
  • July Car Pack featuring the McLaren 720S^
  • More Free Cars
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FM7 Xbox Gaming Tournament at the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games

@MrElliottLyons

https://twitter.com/seattletimes/status/1012713571921354752
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/microsoft/xbox-gaming-competition-is-a-first-for-2018-special-olympics/

Vroom! Xbox “Forza Motorsport” gaming competition is a first for 2018 Special Olympics
June 29, 2018 at 6:00 am

1 Like

Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:

  • Leagues Heating Up Season Series 3 with daily CR rewards
  • ForzaRC.com registration open for Series 2 events starting July 9
  • ForzaRC ProAm Rivals through July 31^

Sunday, July 1

  • New Rivals events in VIP, ForzaRC, and Featured menus^
  • @YMTVracing rent-race-wreck livestream^ at 10am Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
    Monday, July 2
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
  • FM7 Xbox Gaming Tournament at the Special Olympics #2018USAGames^
  • #ForzaMonthly livestream with July content info^ 3pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
    Tuesday, July 3
  • no car pack this week - coming July 10^
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream 1pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Specialty Dealer new set 5pm Pacific^
    Wednesday, July 4
  • U.S. national holiday: Independence Day
  • New Prize Crates extended previous set 1 week^
    Thursday, July 5
  • Photo/Livery Contests #35 open^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event
    Friday, July 6
  • New biweekly Hopper change?^
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Week in Review^
  • #Forzathon resets 10am Pacific, rewards through July 13^
    Saturday, July 7
  • Leagues Series 3 closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, Series 4 opens^

See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^

  • Track limits feature
  • Time Attack Rivals
  • Drag and Drift feature enhancements
  • More Free Cars

Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:

  • Leagues “Heating Up” Season Series 4 with daily CR rewards
  • ForzaRC.com registration open - see rules update for Series 2^
  • ForzaRC ProAm Rivals through July 31^
  • July is Porsche Spotlight month

Sunday, July 8

  • ForzaRC 2018 Series 2 opens with Qualifier 1 Rivals (48 hours starting 5pm Pacific)^
    Monday, July 9
  • July content update details published (for July 10 install)
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
  • Microsoft Rewards Extreme Forza Bundle sweepstakes entry deadline^
    Tuesday, July 10
  • July content update feature changes and 2 free Porsches^
  • Top Gear Car Pack (included in the Car Pass)^
  • #InsideXbox noon stream followed by FH4 stream followed by #TuesdayDrive livestream (3pm?) Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • ForzaRC Qualifier 1 Rivals closes 5pm Pacific^
  • Specialty Dealer new set 5pm Pacific^
    Wednesday, July 11
  • Photo/Livery Contests #35 deadline^
  • #WheelAndPedWeds livestream at 10am Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • New Prize Crates?^
    Thursday, July 12
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event
    Friday, July 13
  • #Forzathon resets 10am Pacific, rewards through July 20^
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Week in Review^
    Saturday, July 14
  • ForzaRC S2 Round 1 Saturday Ghost races^
  • Leagues Season closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, next Season opens^

See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^

  • Track limits feature
  • Time Attack Rivals
  • Drag and Drift feature enhancements
  • More Free Cars

Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:

  • Hoppers for Division and Tag were updated July 19
  • Leagues “Rush the Podium” Season weekly Series with daily CR rewards
  • #Forzathon weekly challenges
  • ForzaRC.com registration open - see rules update for Series 2^
  • ForzaRC ProAm Rivals through July 31^
  • July is Porsche Spotlight month

Sunday, July 22

  • ForzaRC 2018 S2 Round 2 Qualifier Rivals event opens 5pm Pacific^
    Monday, July 23
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
  • Reward distribution for ForzaRC Booster Rivals participants?
    Tuesday, July 24
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream at 1pm Pacific with guest Co Pilot. VOD
  • ForzaRC Qualifier Rivals closes 5pm Pacific^
  • Specialty Dealer new set 5pm Pacific^
    Wednesday, July 25
  • Photo/Livery Contests #37 deadline^
  • #WheelAndPedWeds livestream at 10am Pacific
  • Reward distribution for ForzaRC Qualifying Rivals participants?
    Thursday, July 26
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event
    Friday, July 27
  • #Forzathon resets 10am Pacific, rewards through August 3 ^
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream? at 10am Pacific?
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Week in Review^
    Saturday, July 28
  • ForzaRC S2 Round 2 Saturday Ghost races^
  • Leagues Series closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, next Series opens^

See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^

  • Track limits feature
  • Time Attack Rivals
  • Drag and Drift feature enhancements
  • More Free Cars

Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.

In progress daily:

  • Leagues “Rush the Podium” Season Series 1 with daily CR rewards
  • ForzaRC.com registration open - see rules update for Series 2^
  • ForzaRC ProAm Rivals through July 31^
  • July is Porsche Spotlight month

Sunday, July 15

  • ForzaRC Round 1 regional Sunday Heats^
    Monday, July 16
  • Twitter poll for Community Choice Rivals^
    Tuesday, July 17
  • Specialty Dealer new set 5pm Pacific^
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream 1pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
    Wednesday, July 18
  • Photo/Livery Contests #36 deadline^
  • ForzaRC Wednesday Showdown EMEA race stream at Noon Pacific on https://watch.forzarc.com
  • ForzaRC Wednesday Showdown NA race stream 6pm Pacific on https://watch.forzarc.com/
    Thursday, July 19
  • ForzaRC Booster Rivals open^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redeem deadline 5pm Pacific^
  • Rivals: Community Choice voting results event
  • biweekly Hopper change?^
    Friday, July 20
  • #Forzathon resets 10am Pacific, rewards through July 27^
  • #ForzaFriday livestream 3pm Pacific on Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming
  • Week in Review^
    Saturday, July 21
  • ForzaRC Booster Rivals close^
  • Leagues Series 1 closes with rewards at 5pm Pacific, Series 2 opens^

See the Contest and Gift list for recent and upcoming Exclusive car releases and Driver Gear rewards.

TBD in the coming months, see WIR 5/18^

  • Track limits feature
  • Time Attack Rivals
  • Drag and Drift feature enhancements
  • More Free Cars

ForzaRC Pro-Am livestream June 18 at 10 am Pacific

Forza Week in Review 6-22-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, June 22, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_6_22_18

FORZARC 2018 SERIES 1 PLAYOFFS RECAP - discussion

  • b0x wins the Playoffs with Roadrunner and Mitch on the podium
  • VOD: Day 1 and Day 2

FORZARC PRO-AM TEAM RIVALS - discussion

  • Laige, Venom, Wesley, Lightning, b0x, and Hard BR captain community teams for this Rivals leaderboard competition, with multiple car and Driver Gear rewards

HOPPER CHANGES - discussion

  • “We’ve got a new crop of multiplayer hoppers in Forza Motorsport 7 this week, swapping out our Ghost, Cosmetic, and Simulation hoppers with new divisions, and changing things up in “Tag” and “It” lobbies. Take a look at what’s new this week:” Ghost Sport Coupe, Cosmetic Early Sport Luxury, Sim Vintage GT Racing, Virus S Class, Keep the It B Class, Pass the It A Class.

LEAGUES - discussion

  • New League events start Saturday: Ghost Supercar Renaissance, Classic Street Muscle, Toyota Eagle Mk III, Drift Volvo 242

#FORZATHON - discussion

  • Events open June 22-29 offer the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Horizon Edition, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, and the Cook Driver Gear.

#FORZAFRIDAY - Forza Motorsport is on Facebook Gaming

  • “We’ll be back in the streaming seat today for our latest episode of #ForzaFriday beginning at 3 p.m. on Mixer and Twitch. In addition to playing mulitplayer with viewers, we’ll be checking out the new Forzathon events in Forza 7 and hitting the Random Ring Race. Don’t miss it!”
  • VOD: Twitch
  • Random Ring Race: 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 | E247| 12:34.816