Forza Motorsport 8: Graphics Comparison with Gran Turismo 7

27 June 2023 at 19:19 in Gaming News with no comments

Forza Motorsport 8 is the new racing game in the Forza series, set to be released on October 10, 2023. But how does it fare in terms of graphics? Can it compete with its rival Gran Turismo 7 or even surpass it? We will explore this and more in this article.

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Key Facts

  • Forza Motorsport will be available on PC and Xbox Series X/S on October 10, 2023.
  • The graphics of Forza Motorsport surpass those of Gran Turismo.
  • Forza Motorsport is a pure racing game without an open-world aspect.

Comparison of the Two Games


The YouTube channel “ElAnalistaDeBits” uploaded a comparison video of the two games on June 15. You can watch it directly above this article. Below, I will provide a brief summary of the video.

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Lighting Conditions


The video starts with the lighting effects of the game. In a direct comparison, it becomes evident that Gran Turismo is noticeably darker and lacks significant sunlight within the game. In contrast, Forza Motorsport 8 features bright lighting that illuminates the environment. As a result, Gran Turismo appears relatively dull in comparison to Forza Motorsport.

The reflections of sunlight on car surfaces during races are also more prominent in Forza Motorsport, depending on the position of the sun. One can even be temporarily blinded by it. In Gran Turismo, the sun’s reflections on vehicles are minimal, resulting in a less impressive effect.


Vehicle Models


In Forza Motorsport, it’s immediately noticeable that the vehicles are much more detailed and have a higher resolution overall. In comparison, Gran Turismo 7 cannot compete.




The weather in Gran Turismo often appears as a mere reduction in colors, and for example, the rain is poorly resolved and simply doesn’t look good. On the other hand, rain in Forza Motorsport significantly limits visibility and even affects the camera, which makes the game experience much more realistic.




The game world in Gran Turismo lacks detail. Both the surrounding vehicles and the spectators are not high-resolution. Even the stadium buildings are often simplistic. In Forza Motorsport, the spectators are also simplified, but they have more modeling than those in Gran Turismo. Additionally, the stadiums in Forza Motorsport are much more detailed compared to their rival.

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Reflections, such as on the car hood, are present in both games. However, Forza Motorsport performs significantly better in this aspect as the reflections in Gran Turismo are only blurry images that may match the “real” world but are far from being high-resolution. In Forza Motorsport, all reflections are as sharp as the “real” images without reflections, which further demonstrates its superiority.


Interior Design


The interior design is relatively similar in both games, with the distinction that Forza Motorsport pays much more attention to details, such as small indicators on the windshield wipers. Gran Turismo hasn’t completely neglected these details, but they are implemented poorly due to the lower resolution in their game, making them less discernible.




Forza Motorsport surpasses Gran Turismo in nearly every aspect when it comes to graphics. However, both Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport have a large fan base, resulting in both games being highly played.

In recent years, Forza has also gained many new players and impressed them through their Forza Horizon games. As a result, they had to meet the high expectations of their new fans in the new Forza Motorsport.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Forza Motorsport


Will Forza Motorsport be available for PlayStation?


No, Forza Motorsport will be exclusive to PC and Xbox Series X/S and will be directly available on the Xbox Game Pass upon release.


What are the system requirements?


The exact system requirements for Forza Motorsport are not yet known. Once there are new updates, we will inform you on AllKeyShop. So don’t forget to check our news occasionally.


Does Forza Motorsport have multiplayer?


Yes, Forza Motorsport will also have multiplayer, but you can also play it alone in the campaign.


Is Forza Motorsport an open-world game?


No, Forza Motorsport 8 is a pure racing game that focuses on classic races. Unlike the Horizon series, it is not an open-world game.


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