Forza Motorsport 7 Xbox One X Version Benefits From “Dynamic Cube Mapping,” 32 Race Tracks Revealed

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Forza Motorsport 7 is preparing to make big leaps over previous games in the series, employing various audio and visual improvements. With competition from Project Cars 2 and Gran Turismo Sport hot on Forza‘s wheels, the game’s going to need every performance enhancement it can get if it hopes to leave the other racing titles in the dust. Bill Geise, Creative Director at Turn 10 Studios, spoke with Official Xbox Magazine about some of the upgrades. 

To help them secure that “King of the Racers” crown, the developer is adding dynamic image-based lighting to all platforms, and dynamic HDR skies to the Xbox One S and Xbox One X versions. These were last seen in Forza Horizon 3, and they really helped the game to stand out. Additionally, the Xbox One X (and potentially PC) will be using dynamic cube mapping, a technique that requires a lot of power. This will apparently help “better seat the car in the world.” All versions of the game will also benefit from improved particle effects and ambient occlusion techniques, as well as increased grass density. 

Not only should the game look great, but it should sound great, too! Giese went on to explain about the massive effort being put into Forza 7‘s audio:

We want players to see, hear and feel the explosive power of motorsport. For all 700 cars the instrumentation clusters are going to rattle, windshield wipers and mirrors vibrate – it’s that feeling of the car at its peak. We’ve overhauled the audio for our driveline flex, so you can hear the car tearing itself apart. It can be scary, but it feels more alive and grounded than before.

What’s more, 32 different tracks have been revealed for the game, with select environments featuring dynamic weather that will affect gameplay. 

  • Brands Hatch
  • Circuit of the Americas
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Dubai Circuit
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • Maple Valley Raceway
  • Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
  • Nürburgring
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sebring International Raceway
  • Silverstone Racing Circuit
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
  • Suzuka Circuit
  • Virginia International Raceway
  • Yas Marina Circuit
  • Bernese Alps
  • Mount Panorama Circuit
  • Circuit de Catalunya
  • Hockenheim-Ring
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Sonoma Raceway
  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe
  • Lime Rock
  • Long Beach
  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza
  • Test Track Airfield
  • Prague
  • Road America
  • Road Atlanta
  • Top Gear
  • Watkins Glen

You’ll be able to see and hear Forza Motorsport 7 yourself when it launches on October 3 for Xbox One and PC.  

Which track are you most looking forward to racing on? 

Source: OXM via Wccftech, Xbox Wire