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One of the premiere games that Microsoft unveiled during the E3 2017 press conference for the Xbox brand was Forza Motorsport 7. The upcoming game was one of the first to take full advantage of the Xbox One X's hardware and it looks unreal.

The video was posted up over on the official Xbox YouTube channel during the E3 press conference. The trailer starts off by showcasing some of the game's amazing 4K environments. The game looks completely amazing.

Even if you aren't able to see it in native 4K, supersampled at 1080p the game looks fantastic. We also get to see the cars in motion at 60fps, where the game takes on an almost unreal look where it doesn't even look like a game anymore. In fact, one would expect it to be a CGI movie sequence based on how good it looks.

Back during the OG Xbox and Xbox 360 era a lot of the cinematic sequences looked the way Forza Motorsport 7 looks now on the Xbox One X. That's a massive achievement that Microsoft and the team at Turn 10 Studios have managed to achieve.

The trailer also reveals the all-new drivatar customization feature where for the first time Forza Motorsport players will be able to change their driver, so if you want a male driver you can have a male driver, or if you want a female driver you can have a female driver. This is basically just a cosmetic change but it's something that they tossed in there for players who wanted to have themselves represented in the driver seat of their favorite cars.

Additionally, the game will bring back the day and night tracks, the weather effects, the full grids, online play, and for the very first time the game debuts Porsche's brand new 2018 GT2 RS, which was revealed to the world during Microsoft's E3 press conference. Not a bad way to get a bit of press on a brand new car.

Sadly we only got to see the new car in action very briefly. Also, Microsoft has entered into a multi-year exclusivity deal with Porsche, so expect to see the cars highlighted in the current and upcoming Forza games due out in year's to come.

As for Forza Motorsport 7, the game will feature more than 700 vehicles, vehicle customization, multiplayer, career mode and more.

If I did have a gripe with the game it would have to be with the lighting. The only thing that sort of inhibited Forza 7 from looking as realistic as it could, was the lighting and the lack of realism over the cars and tracks. But even still, the game looks fantastic on the Xbox One X and it's a nice showcase of the console's 4K capabilities.

You can get your hands on Forza 7 starting October 3rd for Xbox One, Xbox One X and Windows 10 on PC.