Forza Motorsport 7 is out this week – how does the latest instalment in Microsoft’s long-running motorsport franchise shape up?
With the recent success of Project Cars 2, and the first PS4 iteration of Sony’s Gran Turismo franchise right around the corner, Forza 7 has a lot to prove. The series has always been reliable, and last year’s Forza Horizon 3 was fantastic, so hopes have been high.
The game is also one of the cornerstones of Microsoft’s marketing strategy for the upcoming Xbox One X; they’ve made the bold claim that the Forza experience on their new console will be in line with what you would see on a multi-thousand dollar PC.
So far, reviews have been very positive (including the ‘in progress’ reviews several sites are currently running), although a few have noted room for improvement.
- Windows Central – 10/10
- MS Power User – 10/10
- SomosXbox – 9.8/10
- Attack of the Fanboy – 9/10
- Shack News – 6/10
- Ars Technica – Unscored (“It feels like a Greatest Hits of the franchise, but there are a few misses on the way”)
- Eurogamer – In progress (“This is the driving game for everyone, and when it comes to approachability, consistency and polish, nothing else comes close”)
- Polygon – In-Progress
- GameSpot – In-Progress
- GamesRadar – In-Progress
Forza Motorsport 7 releases on October 3 for Xbox One and PC.