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Forza Week in Review 5-3-19

Brian Ekberg
Friday, May 3, 2019

 

Welcome to the Forza Week in Review, where we’re getting ready for the next updates in both Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, as well as prepping for the next edition of “Forza Monthly.” All of these various efforts arrive on Tuesday, May 7, which obviously makes that a busy day in the world of Forza. Tuesday will be here before you know it, so let’s recap this week and focus on what we’re excited about next week.

 

Forza Horizon 4

The Series 9 update for Forza Horizon 4 comes next week and Playground Games will be celebrating the launch with a live broadcast from PG HQ, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific. Make sure you tune in for the show on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels and get ready for jam-packed hour of news and fun with the PG crew.

 

As for now, it’s time to enjoy the spring season in Forza Horizon 4.

 

 

With just a week left to go in Series 8, it’s your final chance to grab the Alfa Giulia Forza Edition (50% series completion) and the Ford Crown Vic (80% series completion). The season rewards feature the 2009 Vauxhall Corsa (50% season completion) and the Rabbit Outfit (80% season completion). This season in the #Forzathon Shop, you can spend those hard-earned #Forzathon points on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG, the 2011 Koenigsegg Agera, and more.

 

Forza Motorsport 7

Earlier this week, we held our first live Q&A for Forza Race Regulations on our Forza Discord server. During the hour-long discussion, the Turn 10 development team behind the FRR system answered questions from the Forza community on the current and future state of FRR in Forza Motorsport 7. If you head over and sign up to be a part of the Forza server, you can take a look at the full list of questions and answers (look for the #frr-dev-qa-answers channel, in particular). Topics like more granular time penalties (which will be included in next week’s Forza Motorsport 7 update) were commonly asked, as well as the subject of collisions coming to the FRR system, which will be added in a future update, though the specific timeframe is yet to be determined.

 

Check out the channel for the full list of questions and answers from the session. Look for additional FRR development team Q&As on Discord in the future as we continue to evolve the FRR feature set.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by Philyoda.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by Morc 57.

 

Here’s a look at the latest happenings in Forza Motorsport 7:

 

Hoppers – Next Rotation on May 10

Here are the current hoppers:

Ghost – Forza GT

Cosmetic – Modern Off-Roaders

Simulation – IndyCar

 

Here’s what’s coming with the next hopper rotation:

Ghost – Forza P2

Cosmetic – NASCAR

Simulation – IndyCar

Virus – Tag – B Class

Keep the It – A Class

Pass the It – S Class

 

Leagues – Next Rotation on May 4

Event 01 – Ghost – Vintage Sport GT

Event 02 – Simulation – Elite Factory Racers

Event 03 – Spec Cosmetic – 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Event 04 – Class – Class R

 

Specialty Dealer – Next Rotation May 7

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1969 Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe

1966 Ford Lotus Cortina

 

Forza Monthly | May

Tuesday, May 7 is the day for our next broadcast of “Forza Monthly” and we’ve got a great show planned for you. Airing directly after the Series 9 Stream from Playground Games, we’ll be diving deep into topics from all over the Forza universe. We’ll be joined by members of the Turn 10 publishing team to talk about the Series 9 update for Forza Horizon 4, followed by a look at what’s happening in Forza Motorsport 7 with members of the Forza Race Regulations dev team. In addition, we’ll be diving into “process of concept” at Turn 10 with design director Chris Esaki and art director Scott Lee, giving viewers insight into how the Motorsport team approaches the all-important “concept” phase of development.

 

 

Last but not least, we’ll be joined by our special guest, IndyCar driver and team ambassador with the Lazarus Esports team Conor Daly, who will be talking about his busy month of May, which will include competing in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. The show kicks off at 11 a.m. Pacific, so don’t miss it!

 

#ForzaFriday

We’ll be welcoming Turn 10’s Carlos Sanchez to today’s edition of #ForzaFriday. As executive producer for Turn 10’s Publishing team, Carlos brings a wealth of experience from his career in games to T10. Today we’ll be chatting with Carlos about his career, his work at Turn 10 and with Playground Games, all while hanging out and playing Forza Horizon 4 with viewers. The show starts at 3 p.m. Pacific so bring your questions and enjoy the show!

 

Before we sign off for the weekend, take a look at next week’s (very busy) stream schedule for the Forza channels. See you next week!