According to a report today from VG 24/7, Turn 10 boss Dan Greenawalt said he believes Forza 5 is already utilizing 100 percent of the Xbox One hardware, but he expects his development team to better use the next-gen console’s power of its lifecycle.
Greenawalt said looking back at the Forza series on the Xbox 360, Turn 10 became more efficient in using the console, though the whole time they were using 100 percent of the hardware capabilities.
“Between Forza Motorsport 2 and then 3 and 4, the game got incredibly technical. The hardware didn’t get any more powerful, but we got more efficient at doing our math,” Greenawalt said.
The Forza development studio head said game creators always use 100 percent of the hardware, but “whether or not you’re using it efficiently” is fleshed out over the console’s lifetime.
Greenawalt said partnering with Microsoft on developing Forza 5 has been incredible, and Turn 10 has been pushing the limits of the Xbox One’s operating system and architecture every day in order to get the game readied by launch.
“Trying to be there at launch means we’re shipping our game at the same time the console is shipping, and it requires that kind of hand-holding between their team and our team,” Greenawalt said.
“So in many ways, we’re testing their OS, we’re testing their architecture every day, so it’s an incredible partnership.”
Forza 5 will launch exclusively on the Xbox one when the console launches in the United States and 12 other markets on Nov. 22.