Forza Motorsport: Your Ultimate Launch Guide for Microsoft’s 2023 Release
- Oct 04, 2023
After back-to-back launches of Forza Horizon, motorsport enthusiasts can now gear up for a more structured racing game environment. Forza Motorsport, Microsoft's marquee exclusive for 2023, is primed for release on Xbox Series X|S and PC in a few days.
While the early part of 2023 was relatively slow-paced for racing fans, the scenario is transforming from September onwards. Last month witnessed the launch of Ubisoft's 'The Crew Motorfest', and now, Forza Motorsport is set to curate a blend of both simulation and arcade styles for a delightful racing experience. Whether you're eager to plunge into the early access of Forza Motorsport or you're contemplating waiting until the complete version is unveiled, we've assembled all the key details below.
Forza Motorsport: Debut Date & Hour
Racing enthusiasts can look forward to Forza Motorsport hitting the Xbox Series X|S and PC on Tuesday, October 10th. However, if you opt for the premium edition, you'll gain early access starting Thursday, October 5th.
The release timeline for both the early access and the complete launch is synchronous. Forza Motorsport will become available at midnight in your local area on October 5th or October 10th. The sole exemptions are central and west US, where the game will be accessible at 9 AM on October 4th / October 9th for the West Coast and at 11 AM for central on the same dates.
The launch time will be consistent across both consoles and PCs, irrespective of whether you'll be engaging via Steam or the Microsoft Store. Nonetheless, Game Pass cloud users can start their engines at 10 AM PDT in the US.
Forza Motorsport: Pricing & Packages
The standard edition of Forza Motorsport offers you access to the core game without any pre-order extras, pricing at $69.99 USD. Alternatively, you can splurge $89.99 USD to procure the Car Pass along with the base game, though this package does not offer early access.
The priciest variant of Forza Motorsport is the premium edition, costing $99.99 USD, providing five days of early access alongside the following in-game perks:
"The Car Pass introduces 30 new-to-Forza cars to your gaming arsenal weekly, one per week, for endless build and race opportunities."
"Instantaneous access to five cars and a bonus of $500,000 credits."
"A permanent 2x credit hike, five tailor-made custom Forza Edition vehicles, VIP driver gear with 5 color variants, VIP player card, VIP Crown Flair, and VIP-only rivals events."
Race Day Car Pack
"Eight never-before-seen Forza cars crafted exclusively for the racetrack."
Bear in mind if you wish to enjoy the game via Game Pass, an upgrade to the premium edition is available for $39.99 USD. However, the upgrade will not account for VIP membership benefits.