For those who didn’t know, Forza Motorsport 6’s rather hefty 13GB demo is available for play right now.
The demo is set to give you a taste of what’s to come with a selected range of cars and tracks with which to choose from, all of the cars of which offer full damage models, working and highly detailed cockpits as well as the full Forzavista treatment – hence the size of the demo.
And while the new features and updated gameplay are the most entertaining aspect of the demo, Forza 6 plays beautifully by the way, it’s the visual update to the franchise that we’re most interested in.
The addition of far more detailed tracks and their environments, 3D physics-based weather effects and the most detailed vehicles Turn 10 Studios has produced thus far are all visual treats to be sure. More than that, they throw a number of additional physics calculations and some serious compute requirements at the Xbox One.
In spite of all of that, as Digital Foundry has reported, the game runs at a rock-solid, steady 60 frames per second with nary a glitch, stutter or screen tear to be seen.
It’s hard to imagine without seeing it, but it’s immensely impressive and a sign of some seriously skilled optimisation by the boys and girls at Turn 10.
If only more games were given the same levels of optimisation, particularly from some of the Japanese studios who are, to this day, releasing remastered releases of decade old games to modern consoles at 30 fps.
Don’t get us wrong, the visuals Forza Motorsport 6 is capable of producing is nothing short of amazing, even if night and day isn’t a dynamic cycle, but we’d much rather have a smoother, 60 fps experience.
But to mark the evolution of racing visuals, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have released a new commercial trailer that journeys the evolution of graphics in racing games – from pixelated to the serene.
Forza Motorsport 6 releases for the Xbox One on September 15th in the US and September 18th everywhere else, including locally.
Just keep in mind that if you plan to purchase a digital copy, it’s going to weigh in at just under 45GB.