Forza Motorsport creative director Chris Esaki joined the Forza Monthly stream earlier today and provided additional details on the upcoming game. He breaks down the new trailer released earlier this week in the first 20 to 25 minutes of the show.
Forza Motorsport will feature a fully dynamic time of day system that brings tracks to life in stunning detail, and like weather, it is available across all tracks. Adapting the track surface temperature to changes in the time of day alters the ambient temperature, which in turn influences track surface temperatures. As weather and track temperatures change, it will also affect your car’s grip adding more depth to the racing experience.
Photogrammetry and 3D materials scans were used to capture the environments, and advanced rendering and procedural generation techniques were used to render the track at a new level of realism. The grass, rocks, 3D vegetation, sky and clouds are a demonstration of a generational leap in beauty and detail, while forward+ lighting and physically-based lights combine to enhance the realism of our Motorsports world.
Car damage is faithfully replicated down to the smallest scratch on the bodywork in Forza Motorsport. New simulation details include the directionality of damage, how the paint peels off at exposed and raised edges, how abrasions occur on the wheels, and where dirt accumulates.
For those of you looking for additional details on the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels expansion, make sure to tune in at roughly the 36 minute mark of the embedded video above.
The new expansion is scheduled to arrive on July 19, included in the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle, Premium Edition and Expansions Bundle. It will also be available for $19.99 as a standalone purchase.