Forza Motorsport 7 has been awarded E3 “Racing Game of The Show” by the Games Critic Awards judge panel. To take the crown, Turn 10’s latest entry in the Motorsport series beat out stiff competition from the likes of GT Sport and Project CARS 2.
Forza Goes Two for Two
Forza 7’s big win means that the series has claimed this award for the past two years running. Last year, Playground Games’ open-world Forza Horizon 3 took the accolade.
Announced alongside the new Xbox One X hardware, Forza Motorsport 7 is shaping up to be a technical powerhouse. Running at native 4K and 60FPS on the new hardware, the title is looking very sharp. We got the chance to go hands-on with the racer and found it to be a familiar but gorgeous experience.
Forza 7 will finally bring dynamic weather conditions to the Motorsport wing of the franchise, making the transition over from Horizon. The solo experience will undergo huge changes too and (hopefully) breathe new life into the franchise.
Turn 10 is looking to make Forza Motorsport 7 the best entry in the series yet and it seems to be paying off. It has certainly caught the eye of the games media, with multiple awards coming from outside the GCA panel too.
— Forza Motorsport (@ForzaMotorsport) June 16, 2017
E3 2017’s Stiff Competition
Forza Motorsport 7 fended off some serious opposition to win “Racing Game of The Show” this year. Where Forza Horizon 3 faced little direct competition last year, that certainly wasn’t the case this time around. The nominee list included as many big hitters as you’d expect to see:
- Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
- Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
- Need for Speed Payback (Ghost Games/Electronic Arts)
- Project CARS 2 (Slighty Mad Studios/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
- The Crew 2 (Ivory Tower/Ubisoft Reflections/Ubisoft)
This year’s show put forward a solid selection of racers, across both the simulation and arcade sub-genre. In the end, Forza 7’s prevalence on both the stage floor and during Xbox’s E3 presser won over the judges.
Congratulations to the team at Turn 10 for winning “Racing Game of The Show” this year. Forza Motorsport 7’s returning elements and new features mean it’s set up to be a hit when it launches on Xbox One and PC this October.