06 March 2019
Microsoft's Forza franchise is undoubtedly one of the most popular racing game titles out there. It is an Xbox exclusive title which means if you want to play the game, you will have to be playing it on the Xbox platform. But as per a recent report, Microsoft seems to be working on a Forza variation aimed at smartphone gamers.
As spotted by GTPlanet, Microsoft is said to be working on a mobile racing game title referred to as Forza Street. It spotted references to the game in an incorrectly formatted hyperlink. This particular link was present in a "Week in Review" blog post from Turn 10 Studios, developers of Forza. The post was written by the studio's community manager Brian Ekberg who seems to have posted the hyperlink by accident.
The hyperlink mentioned, "Developed in partnership with UK-based studio, Electric Square, Forza Street is built from the ground up to support a wide range of Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices."
This does not offer any details regarding the game and its gameplay but this makes it clear that the game will be targeted at smartphone gamers. It will make sense for Microsoft to do so as it will help it get more users without having to make Forza available for arch-rival Sony PlayStation platform.
But as you would expect, the spotted hyperlink has now been removed the blog post for obvious reasons. Both Microsoft and the studio are quiet regarding the situation. It is hard to judge when exactly the game title will be released but we will keep you updated.