Tanner Foust and Josef Newgarden may be accomplished professional drivers, but on September 30 at 1 p.m. PT their true talent will be put to the test as they go head-to-head with the all-new Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox Live Sessions, an interactive livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel. During the livestream, fans who tune-in can submit questions and get the chance to win some awesome prizes.
This ultimate racing showdown between Josef, who was just crowned IndyCar champion, and Tanner, former champion in both Global Rallycross and Formula Drift, will be hosted by Xbox Daily Show host Major Nelson and Forza Community Manager, Brian Ekberg on Xbox One S broadcast live from the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Josef grew up playing Forza Motorsport and is fresh off his IndyCar season victory, and Tanner is of course one of the top professional racing drivers in the world. We’re thrilled to bring fans who tune into Xbox Live Sessions along for what is sure to be a crazy ride!
“Forza has always been one of my favorite games on Xbox, so I can’t wait to play Forza Motorsport 7 against Tanner on Xbox Live Sessions,” said Josef. “This should be a ton of fun, but I’m definitely going to bring my A-game and play to win.”
“I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel in Forza Motorsport 7 for some friendly competition against Josef. I can’t say I will be going easy on him when it comes to speeding towards a victory!” Tanner said.
Tanner and Josef will be right at home with Forza Motorsport 7, having served as advisers in the game’s development alongside more than a dozen other automotive designers, journalists and personalities.
Forza Motorsport 7 will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title (Xbox One and Windows 10 PC versions included with a single digital purchase at no additional cost) on September 29 for Ultimate Edition owners, who also get the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass and VIP membership, and worldwide on October 3 for Deluxe and Standard edition owners. In addition, The Fate of the Furious Car Pack is available for Ultimate and Deluxe Editions, and those who digitally pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 will receive access to the Hoonigan Car Pack. You can also get your hands on Forza Motorsport 7 at launch events taking place at participating Microsoft Store locations on September 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time.
Since its launch in August, Xbox Live Sessions has welcomed top celebrities such as DJ Khaled, Marlon Wayans and James Corden to play newly released titles on Xbox. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for the latest details on the next Xbox Live Sessions episode.