The invites were chosen at random to ‘a small group of participants’ who had signed up to the Forza Motorsport panel.
The studio tweeted ‘We’ll be expanding that number as development progresses, so stay tuned for your chance to join.’ Creative director at Forza Motorsport, Chris Esaki commented in a video ‘Our development approach this time around is unlike anything we’ve done before, especially when it comes to developing the game with you, our players, and our community.’
The first round of invites for the Forza Motorsport playtest have gone out to a small group of participants! We'll be expanding that number as development progresses, so stay tuned for your chance to join. pic.twitter.com/fXYwnyuXXo
— Forza Motorsport (@ForzaMotorsport) April 21, 2021
He continued to say ‘So, our new approach to development is really allowing us to get some of our details right, just to ensure that you, your friends and the communities you are building and are a part of will really enjoy and thrive in this world of Forza Motorsport.’
When speaking about the lucky fans who got to test the game he stated ‘Today we will soon be able to share, to our people in our Forza panel, they will actually be able to get their hands on a part of our new Forza Motorsport game.’
Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X was officially unveiled last summer, which was described as ‘a reimagining’ of the motor sport series.
Esaki explained ‘With the new Forza Motorsport, ray tracing is coming to ForzaTech, you will see a dynamic world in 4K, 60fps, that is connected and dynamic – from surfaces of cars reflecting off each other, to brilliant red paint bouncing off intensely detailed track surfaces, and the interplay of light and shadow throughout the world.’
It has also been rumoured that Forza Horizon 5 could be coming to Xbox Series X/S in 2021.