Forza Motorsport 8 goes back to its origins; Creative Director tells Ray Tracing in Forza Tech Engine
Forza Monthly’s latest installment includes some interesting details about the upcoming Forza Motorsport 8 for Xbox Series X, including details about Ray Tracing.
Microsoft showed the game’s first official teaser trailer last week at the Xbox Series X showcase, and according to the game’s creative director, Chris Esaki, the impressive-looking Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca images were shown during the teaser what fans can expect from the game’s future tracks.
Aside from talking about the game’s visuals on Series X, Esaki also spoke about the game’s development and the changes being made. Fans will be happy to hear that Forza Motorsport 8 goes back to the roots of the series, and Esaki believes the game will be a love letter to the Forza community. At the same time, the team is also figuring out how to make the game welcoming to potential new fans.
Pre-production on the new Forza started last year and work is underway on core foundations. The creative director was also asked about the implementation of Ray Tracing. According to Esaki, enabling Ray Tracing in the Forza Tech engine revealed several issues the team had with its technology.
Ray Tracing is coming to Forza Tech, Esaki said. “Forza Tech is the engine that powers Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon. You know we share this technology, the Ray Tracing is now going to be part of that engine. One of the things we discovered when we turned on Ray Tracing is that the good, the bad and the ugly emerged in our technology. ”
He continues, “Ray Tracing technology really exposed many of the problems we had and how we either built the content or displayed the content. So it’s not just that Ray Tracing is coming to Forza Tech, it’s actually a whole host of other technology on how we improve car models and how we improve track visuals, environment visuals and character visuals, just to make everything just beautiful and real in the scene. ”
This month’s full episode of Forza Monthly includes some additional interesting parts worth checking out. Make sure to check it out.
A release date for Forza Motorsport 8 has not yet been announced. However, we know that the racer will not be a launch title for the Xbox Series X.