Forza Street is coming to Android and iOS and you’ll be surprised to hear how soon you’ll be able to play the game.
The Design Director of Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios Andy Beaudoin announced the news on Microsoft’s Xbox blog, informing mobile gamers to “get their engines ready” for launch on both popular mobile platforms on May 5th.
The game started out as Miami Street at launch on PC but was rebranded as Forza Street on Windows 10 about a year ago to attract fans of the popular Xbox Forza racing game franchise.
Similar to the free-to-play version of the game on PC, the mobile version of Forza Street will allow players to build up a car collection and race in a variety of track locations but the gameplay has been simplified enormously and essentially now just requires the player to tap the screen to accelerate.
What’s interesting though is that the game will connect to Microsoft’s Xbox Live network which will allow for crossplay and cross-save between Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices. This means that players can begin playing the PC version (available on the Microsoft Store) right now and continue on their Android or iOS device in May. A Nintendo Switch version of Forza Street is also said to be in the works but there’s been no official confirmation yet.
As a early adopter’s bonus, those who download and play Forza Street between May 5 and June 5 will get the Founder’s Pack reward which will include a rare vehicle in the form of the 2017 Ford GT as well as some in-game credits and gold that can be availed from the message centre.
For now, you can head over pre-register for the game on the Play Store or App Store, but the game itself will officially launch onto the platform on May 5 so the release is just a few weeks away. Even if you’ve never played a Forza title before but you do like racing games, this might just be the new benchmark for racing titles on mobile — perhaps even better than Asphalt 9: Legends and Need For Speed: No Limit?