After our speculative article detailing what looked to be Forza Motorsport 7‘s track list, Turn 10 has officially unveiled the full selection. The tracks players will be able to drive on stretch far across every corner of the planet, offering some the world’s best racing arenas.
Over 30 Racing Tracks Are Represented
With this confirmation, the total number of tracks sits at 32. Those who’ve played Forza 6 will recognize a very large chunk of those included, including fantasy circuits like Rio making a return. T10 has brought three 360-era tracks back into the fold too: Maple Valley Speedway, Suzuka, and Mugello.
Truthfully, if you were hoping for a huge number of new tracks you may be disappointed. All circuits considered though, this is a very good list.
- Brands Hatch
- Circuit of the Americas
- Daytona International Speedway
- Dubai Circuit
- Homestead-Miami Speedway
- Maple Valley Raceway
- Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
- 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
- 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
- Road America
- Road Atlanta
- Top Gear
- Watkins Glen
So, How Dynamic is The Weather And Time of Day?
Forza Motorsport 7‘s crowning feature is the introduction of dynamic weather and time of day. Following up from Forza Horizon 3‘s jump into this area, FM7 will be looking to build from that game and offer an exciting experience.
What we haven’t been sure of until now is the exact range the dynamic attributes bring to the game. A few new quotes from the official blog give us a rough indicator, however.
The first statement of note covers the work that has went into capturing the skyboxes in Forza 7:
“Those dynamic conditions extend to time of day too. Turn 10 is building on the sky technology that was first seen in Forza Horizon 3, capturing real skies that bring life, motion, and color to every track in the game. Check out the screenshot of the observation tower at the Circuit of the Americas against a darkening sky above – one glance is all it takes to recognize a Texas sky at dusk. Even Laguna Seca (below) – a track that has been in Forza Motorsport since the very first game; a track that all of us have driven hundreds, if not thousands of laps on – feels completely new in Forza 7.”
The implication here is that every track in Forza Motorsport 7 should include time of day. Referencing a new addition to the series alongside a veteran of the track list makes it seem like tracks haven’t simply been cherry picked.
If this is the case, then it would certainly explain why there is an overall lack of new circuits. The amount of work going into this area of the game would take up just as much time as it would to create all new static tracks. It would be handy if Turn 10 detailed what control players have over specific set times, too.
An interesting quip about the weather system also seems to suggest that it will be as dynamic as possible.
“Take a race at a track like Silverstone as an example. Maybe the first time you play it, you’ll battle the elements in a typical British downpour. Once the race is over, if you go back to play that exact same race in the campaign, your conditions may be completely different; in fact, you may not encounter rain at all.”
In addition, the article confirms Turn 10 has factored weather probability into each track that features weather. We’re hoping this will be every circuit as mentioned above but it’s better not to assume until full confirmation.
We really hope the weather system is truly dynamic and isn’t just a long, clever pattern. This would allow the game to seem dynamic but over time you would be able to tell what the game will throw at you. If this if Forza’s answer to Project CARS 2‘s Live Track 3.0, we’re intrigued.
With Gamescom in full swing this week, perhaps we’ll get a bit more insight into the weather and time of day options possible in Forza Motorsport 7. Stay tuned for the latest.