When Forza Motorsport launches on October 10 for Xbox Series X|S and PC, it’ll do so without three popular features.
According to Turn 10 Studios, the game won’t include split-screen multiplayer, the ability to race against AI in various multiplayer modes, and a spectator mode. Creative director Chris Esaki said that the studio has its reasons for the decisions.
Regarding the lack of split-screen multiplayer, Esaki says it’s because of the studio’s “heavy investment” in new graphic features and the game’s rendering engine.
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“[It] unfortunately made split-screen really difficult to implement, and is also not going to be in for launch,” he said.
As far as no spectator mode or AI racers in multiplayer races, Esaki said it went against the studio’s goals for the game.
“Having players come into a featured multiplayer event and taking player slots, and then spectating? It’s not really the racing we had intended,” he said. “Similarly, racing with AI in featured multiplayer with all its potential impacts on your safety rating also didn’t make a whole lot of sense to have and is not going to be available for us at launch.”
There was no mention of if the features will be added down the line via a post-launch update. Insider Gaming has reached out for clarification on if these features could or will be added at a later date.
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