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#1 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:10:42 PM(UTC)
News links and Calendar for FM7

September 2018 update: streaming channels have been renamed to /Forza but twitter remains /Forzamotorsport

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.


www.forzamotorsport.net/News - Announcements, Week in Review and Rear View Mirror (also on the Forza Hub app)
www.twitter.com/dan_greenawalt - Dan Greenawalt
www.twitter.com/turn10_bigboss - Alan Hartman

The official Forza livestream channel is www.twitch.tv/Forza
#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.

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

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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:12:39 PM(UTC)

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. http://xbx.lv/2rkEaJl #Forza7 [RP] #XboxOneX"

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

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.

- 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
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.

ForzaRC livestream
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.

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#3 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:15:12 PM(UTC)
From The Verge:

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

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#4 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:16:05 PM(UTC)
Porsche announces a new 911 at E3
The GT2 RS is here, and it’s the Forza 7 cover car
by Sean O'Kane@sokane1 Jun 11, 2017, 5:13pm EDT

In fact, the GT2 RS is the cover car for Forza 7, which comes out this fall on Project Scorpio, PC, and Xbox One. And while test mules of the car have been spotted (and even driven) for months, this was the first time the public’s seen the final thing.

Article includes E3 stage reveal photos, and game cover art for standard and Ultimate editions.

How Turn 10 is trying to make more than just a prettier sequel
by Sean O'Kane@sokane1 Jun 11, 2017, 5:11pm EDT

Microsoft and Turn 10 studios have officially pulled the wraps off of Forza Motorsport 7, the first Forza designed to run on Xbox One X, Microsoft’s next-generation console. Last month, I went to Turn 10’s offices to see Forza ahead of its E3 debut. I spent a little under 30 minutes playing the game, and the rest of the trip speaking with the team that brought it to life.

Quotes from Dan Greenawalt, Chris Tector, Alan Hartman,Scott Lee, Chase Combs
Pics: official screenshots from FM7, a photog pic of Turn 10 Studios.
Customizable characters - over 300 character designs, loadout style pre-race screen, characters on podium post-race and in drivatars visible to friends
"What’s more, each one of the five discrete pieces that makes up a character (the helmet, the suit, etc.) has its own 4K asset. Zoom in on a helmet and you’ll see realistic scuffs and smudges on the visor — and on some special helmets, signatures that look like they were just Sharpie-d on.

Players will be able to choose between everything from real race suits with HANS devices, to old-timey outfits with leather helmets, to some even goofier additions from pop culture. (Expect a lot of “era-specific inside jokes,” Lee laughs. “There's a lot of middle-aged people that work here.”) With Forza featuring real racing series like IndyCar and NASCAR, you can also expect to see some more iconic suits as well, set to be announced later this summer.

Well, for one thing, this will be the first full Forza title available on PC.

Turn 10 says it has tested everything from PlayStation DualShocks to pro racing wheels to Guitar Hero controllers, and all of them work with Forza 7 on PC.

One particular new option is a “friction assist,” which lets the player turn up or down how severely they’ll be affected by driving off track.

Watch 5 minutes of Forza 7 gameplay in 4K at 60 frames per second
by Sean O'Kane@sokane1 Jun 11, 2017, 5:13pm EDT

Forza Motorsport 7 was just announced at E3, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the game, which you can see above. The first Forza for Microsoft’s new Xbox One X will take advantage of the console’s boost in power to run natively in 4K at 60 frames per second. The 5-minute clip shows off what that looks like with a quick race in a Nissan GT-R at Nürburgring.

That clip also shows off something else: Forza Motorsport 7 finally brings dynamic weather to the series.

"Watch a Nissan GT-R race in Nürburgring in this gameplay video from Forza 7 captured off Microsoft's Project Scorpio."

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#6 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:25:51 PM(UTC)
Forza Motorsport 7 Developer Interview
Published on Jun 11, 2017

6 minute interview. Bill Giese talks with Geoff Keighley about resolution, fps, HDR, touching up all 700 cars , "over 30 environments" including Dubai, Maple Valley, Mugello (part of the E3 show floor demo), buying for Xbox One S doesn't need to rebuy for Xbox One X, photogrammetry, two sleds showing the demo at E3 on "ultra 4K PCs", Forza Racing Championship, brand new leagues, spectating tools, Mixer integration.

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#7 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:58:26 PM(UTC)
Want Forza Motorsport 7 to look its very best? You’ll need a PC
But the differences will be smaller than ever
by Sean O'Kane @sokane1 Jun 11, 2017, 7:03pm EDT

Quotes from Alan Hartman, Dan Greenawalt, and Chris Tector about designing for the One X abilities and PC.

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#8 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:55:47 PM(UTC)
IGN will show Forza 7 at there live stream in 2hours time (11:55am AEST, 6:55am US Pacific time)

They have an Xbox One X showcase before that at 11:30 AEST (6:30am Pacific) which could also feature Forza 7.

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#9 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 6:00:35 PM(UTC)
7pm Pacific:
#Forza7 coming up on the @IGN #E3 livestream in just a moment. Make sure to tune in everyone!

6 hrs 35 minutes in:
  • making cars look realistic with imperfections, cockpit audio
  • curated random weather
  • Forzatech shared engine
  • new bodykits and wheels, motorsport oriented
  • Driver Gear suits
  • Looking For Game, investment in spectate, streaming, and ForzaRC features
  • fast development with One X power
  • first Motorsport with Play Anywhere, built for PC, lower min spec
  • 4.8 million players on Forza every month
  • Forza Drivers cup, series points, allowing players to choose their story

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#10 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:05:28 PM(UTC)

Monday, June 12th

Tuesday, June 13th
  • Xbox Daily: Live @E3 on Mixer.com/Xbox 1pm-4pm PT

Wednesday, June 14th
  • Xbox Daily: Live @E3 on Mixer.com/Xbox 1pm-4pm PT

Thursday, June 15th
  • Xbox Daily: Live @E3 on Mixer.com/Xbox 10am-4pm PT

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#11 Posted : Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:09:11 PM(UTC)
June 12
"Backstage and ready to show #Forza7 with @BillGiese at the @PCGamer show with @day9tv in just a few minutes!" - Chris Bishop^

The PC Gaming Show will stream live starting at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 7pm CEST on:

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#12 Posted : Monday, June 12, 2017 8:54:35 AM(UTC)
Xbox Daily Live @E3 interview with Bill Giese
Streamed live on Jun 12, 2017
31 minutes in: https://youtu.be/P7UJYMS...Gwr0Zjiv_V1Va&t=1897

  • Over 700 cars, over 30 environments
  • Forza Driver's Cup with series point scoring and race length tools, tailored by the player
  • Porsche partnership
  • Weather, virga, clouds and shadow changes
  • Dubai, Maple Valley, Mugello, Suzuka
  • Forza Racing Championship
  • New Leagues, tune and hang out in lobbies
  • Mixer integration
  • One X power allowed instrument clusters and netting to rattle, grass density, 4K HDR

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#13 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:56:44 AM(UTC)
The dynamic features are available on all versions of the game, even minimum spec PC's.


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#14 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:29:45 AM(UTC)
E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 Interview With Dan Greenawalt (Video)
June 13, 2017 Andrew Beckford

Sunday was the big reveal for Forza Motorsport 7 and the new Xbox One X. We were lucky enough to not only be there for the official announcement but we were also able to speak with Turn 10 Creative Director Dan Greenawalt at a special Xbox One showcase afterward.

As per tradition we decided to use our time with Dan to ask him questions directly from the Forza community submitted via the official Forza Motorsport Forums.


  • How did you pull off the Porsche 911 GT2 RS reveal?
  • What is your vision for Forza 7? How is it better than Forza 6?
  • What about the career mode? How will it be different?
  • Will there be VR support on Xbox One X?
  • Will multiplayer matchmaking include searchable custom public lobbies?
  • Does the game allow for gifting cars, credits, etc to other players?
  • Will you introduce strategies to encourage cleaner, fair online racing and penalize ramming & corner cutting?
  • Will there be off-road rally stages or rallycross tracks?
  • Are widebody kits, and wheels from Forza Horizon 3 coming to Forza 7?
  • Anything you want to say to the Forza community?

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#15 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:00:24 AM(UTC)
Pre-Order Forza Motorsport 7
Staff Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Standard Edition = Pre-Order Bonus Car Content - digital only
Deluxe Edition = Standard + Day One Car Pack + VIP + [FM7 & FH3 Pre-Order Bonus Content - digital only]
Ultimate Edition = Deluxe + Car Pass + Early Access on September 29

VIP Membership
Exclusive cars, Mods, Driver Gear, and more await with Forza Motorsport 7 VIP membership! Forza Motorsport 7 VIP members receive exclusive VIP cars as well as additional benefits including bonus Mods, VIP Driver Gear, and more.

Forza Motorsport 7 Day 1 Car Pack & Bonus Content Pack
Look for more details on these offers soon!

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#16 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:06:06 AM(UTC)
Forza Motorsport 7: Hands On with the E3 Demo
Brian Ekberg Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Today, the doors to E3 2017 are open and we’re giving you an inside look at the Forza Motorsport 7 demo that is running on the show floor on actual Xbox One X hardware and for the rest of the week. For those of who can’t be at the show in person, consider this your in-the-cockpit tour of the biggest racing game in Forza history.

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS & Dubai: city center, mountains, Hafeet Pass, Hotel Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet, sand dunes, tunnel, Al Barsha Toll Gate, Burj Khalifa skyline

2015 Mercedes-Benz Tankpool24 Racing Truck & Mugello

2015 Nissan #1 NISMO Autech GT-R & Nurburgring GP circuit in the rain, puddles, lightning and thunder. "Welcome to dynamic track conditions in Forza Motorsport 7." "By Lap 2, the rain has gone from “terrifying” to “merely frightening” and, look!, is that a glimpse of sun in the sky in the distance? The rain might have let up but you’ll still need to deal with the effects of the downpour, including puddles that remain on the ground and the slippery conditions that result. You’ve outlasted the storm and evening is approaching on the Ring."

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#17 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:16:48 AM(UTC)
Forza Motorsport 7 Features
Brian Ekberg Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • native 4K and HDR at 60 fps
  • ambient occlusion, state of the art lighting models, improved shaders
  • "we’ve improved the look of Forza 7 on every platform, whether you’re enjoying the game on Xbox One or a high-end Windows 10 PC, on a current 1080p TV or a state-of-the art 4K set."
  • hear loose parts rattle inside the cabin
  • dynamic race weather systems - "Every time you return to the track, it’s going to look, sound, and feel different. Dynamic skies will churn as skies darken and prepare for storms. Tarmac temperatures will change which will in turn affect tire friction and your car’s handling. Lighting will flash across the sky and rolling thunder claps will accompany every pop and growl of your car’s engine. "
  • 911 GT2 RS cover car
  • more than 700 cars (NASCAR, trophy trucks, pre-war cars, American muscle, exotic supercars, JDM...)
  • more than 30 racing environments - new Dubai track, and rebuilt Mugello
  • Forza Driver's Cup single-player campaign with 6 championships and points system to unlock Driver Gear
  • Showcase events "where some of the most exclusive reward cars will live"
  • Tier levels - "In essence, the more cars you collect, the greater your post-race rewards will be."
  • "We’ll have more to say about our car collecting system at Gamescom."
  • Custom driver shown in pre- and post-race screens
  • more than 300 Driver Gear sets to unlock in the game, spanning decades of race history and pop culture
  • support for every fan-requested racing wheel on the market
  • crossplay for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, or Xbox One X.
  • new enhanced Leagues
  • Mixer integration
  • enhanced spectating modes
  • new Friction Assist setting, designed to let inexperienced players not get stuck in the sand or grass when driving off the track

Look forward to more details coming out of E3 2017 this week, and of course, more details on the game throughout the summer as we lead up to the October launch. Remember, you can pre-order the game now. If you can’t get enough of Forza 7, check out our hands-on report of the E3 2017 demo. Look for more reveals of features, cars, tracks and more as we roll through the summer and stay tuned to @ForzaMotorsport for the very latest Forza Motorsport 7 news.

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#18 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:16:21 PM(UTC)
E3 2017: Feeling the Weight of Xbox One X in Forza Motorsport 7
by Mike Nelson, Xbox Wire Editor Posted on June 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

When speaking with the team at Turn 10 Studios, there’s three main things they want to make clear about the direction of Forza Motorsport 7. 1) This is, by far, the best-looking game they’ve ever made thanks to the power of Xbox One X, 2) Critically examine the series’ history to completely re-imagine the campaign, and 3) Unifying the largest racing community across the Xbox family of devices, including the series coming to PC for the first time via Xbox Play Anywhere with cross-play on Windows 10, and a wide range of racing peripheral support on PC (time to dust off that racing wheel that’s sitting the garage).

...."dynamic cube maps, image based lighting system, updated car materials..."
One of the most impressive visual features is the photogrammetry technique, allowing them to use photo references to build up the modeling and texturing in the game. So, for example, when you’re driving on the Dubai Circuit of the Emirates track (shown to us for this specific demo), you’ll see the actual rock formations where they are in real life alongside the course, in addition to other more subtler features like wind blowing sand across the track.

puddles expand, lightning, an in-cockpit steering wheel-less view, "Showcase events — one-off racing events that are uniquely designed to allow you to earn exclusive cars — make a return, as well as earning XP during races," better rewards based on car collection, "Every time you level up, you gain a milestone reward that can be in the shape of cool driver gear or discounts of cars."

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#19 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:19:02 PM(UTC)
June 12th E3 Coliseum panel

Watch @ForzaMotorsport studio software architect Chris Tector talk #XboxOneX today on http://mixer.com/E3Coliseum #MixerE3


Starts at 5pm Pacific time. https://www.e3expo.com/a...seum-schedule-of-events/


- It's a myth that UWP means they won't push the game to the limits of the console

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#20 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:22:49 PM(UTC)
Xbox One X And The Future Of Racing Games | E3 2017 GameSpot Show
Published on Jun 18, 2017

We sat down with Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director of Forza Racing Franchise, to talk about how Forza Motorsport 7 is from the ground up to push the racing genre forward.

10 minute video talking rise of gaming, number of cars, collecting cars, Forzatech and PC and One X optimization, photogrammetry, crossplay, 4.8 million players each month, split screen, assists

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#21 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:24:07 PM(UTC)
E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 Interview With Dan Greenawalt
Written By Shack Staff
June 13, 2017 6:55pm

Franchise Creative Director Dan Greenawalt from developer Turn 10 Studios came by our booth to talk about the game, the improvements over Forza 6, and how Xbox One X helped influence development.
Check out the full video interview below.

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#22 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:26:02 PM(UTC)
Forza Motorsport 7 to feature Adjudication System to Discourage Corner-Cutting & Crashing
Published on: Jun 13, 2017

The news was shared by Forza Motorsport 7 Creative Director Bill Giese in a behind-closed-doors session of the game attended by AR12Gaming.

Forza Motorsport 7 Gameplay : Racings Suits, Forzathon & New Wheels!!! (Q&A w/ Turn 10 Part 1)
Published on Jun 15, 2017
AR12Gaming with Ryan Cooper and Brian Ekberg at E3

Forza Motorsport 7 : Top Gear, Limo & Easter Egg!!! (Q&A w/ Turn 10 Part 2)
Published on Jun 16, 2017

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#23 Posted : Tuesday, June 13, 2017 3:24:33 PM(UTC)
Forza Motorsport 7 First Details & Interview - YouTube Live at E3
The Know
Published Jun 15, 2017

  • Car Collecting mechanic - Pokémon style
  • native 4K 60fps and they still had 30% more headroom
  • texels - the amount of pixels per texture
  • content updates for FM6 spectate were for FM7
  • The theme for this game was "humanity" - camera shake, kinetic system moving the driver, Driver Gear suits, audio noise
  • more options to control Drivatars with behavior setting
  • Play Anywhere, curating who plays who in Leagues
  • Tony Kanaan "plays Forza all the time" often with a wheel
  • Dynamic weather - "it's always physics first." Heat building up tires, puddles grow and evaporate
  • Driver's Cup not zero to hero, start in a chapter that's not the slowest chapter, choose your own path, race length settings
  • widebody kits
  • Auction House returns
  • Split screen, assists
  • Mixer integration in the Xbox shell

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#24 Posted : Friday, June 16, 2017 8:28:58 AM(UTC)
Groove Music integration, #Forzathon, Auction House, and Mod Cards all confirmed.


More info about Online, new "Collection Tier" system that replaces wheelspins, etc.


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#25 Posted : Friday, June 23, 2017 7:57:17 AM(UTC)
Why has everything news related stopped? The week in review is the last thing posted.

2013 HRPT long hauler in my 45th Anniversary SS!!!
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