Forza Motorsport 5 News for Xbox One

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Forza Motorsport 5 screenshot
Forza Motorsport 5 screenshot

The next update for Forza Motorsport 5 will introduce a major revamp to the in-game economy, Microsoft has confirmed, which will see the price of cars lowered and the amount of credits earned "dramatically" increased.

Microsoft states that the adjustments are based on "player behaviour within the game" and the "feedback received from the Forza Motorsport 5 community". Forza 5 has been criticised by fans for its integration of microtransactions, which let players spend real money on credits to buy new cars.

Forza Motorsport 5 screenshot

"We are dramatically increasing the rate at which credits are being earned in the game," said Microsoft. "For example, driver level payouts have more than doubled (from just over 15,000 credits to 35,000 credits). Players using average difficulty settings will also see approximately a 60 percent increase in credits earned per hour of play -- a number that can dramatically increase by upping the Drivatar difficulty and assist settings used during races. Wherever your skill level lies, however, you’ll be earning more credits per hour in Forza Motorsport 5 to spend on the cars that matter most to you."

The price of the game's best cars are also being reduced which, in combination with the increased rewards, Microsoft claims will let players "earn their dream cars in approximately one-fifth the amount of time it took to earn those same cars in Forza 4".

The Ferrari 250 GTO, for example, will now cost 2 million credits after the content update, reduced from 6 million at the game's launch.

The update is currently in certification and expected to be released "very soon".

A variety of new game modes will also be introduced as part of the update, including Drag Racing, where players will be able to race down quarter-mile, half-mile or full-mile strips in Free Play and online multiplayer, and new multiplayer mode Tag, which Microsoft describes as “pure automotive mayhem.

As the name suggests, Tag will see players chasing other cars to pass a virus.

Microsoft has not confirmed whether the new modes will be premium DLC or included for free within the update.


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Grip_Chimp's Avatar


Xbox One micropayment after another.
Playstation 4ever paying for game's you already bought.

Viva La Next Gen! Long may it continue!

Right off the coming cliff it can't seem to see ahead.
Posted 17:25 on 15 December 2013
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WhatISayGoes@ cul25

Are you dumb? read the comment again, and pay attention to the gran turismo part. NUMPTY.
Posted 11:47 on 15 December 2013
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cul25@ WhatISayGoes

Because Sony will never have micro transactions ever... Also if you can't stand racing games why click on an article about Forza? /rolleyes
Posted 17:43 on 14 December 2013
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WhatISayGoes@ PopACoolDown

Yes it is the equivalent of having the decency to lube you up a little before forcing it up there.
So glad I switched to Sony this gen, even though the gran turismo microstransactions are disgusting aswell.
But I am also glad I cannot bloody stand racing games. SOOOOO boring.
Posted 00:34 on 14 December 2013
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PopACoolDown@ pblive

The micro transactions shouldn't be in a full priced game to begin with but yeah its nice to see they have listened. They heard Microsoft why are you screwing us, and they said ok we will do it a bit gentler.
Posted 23:41 on 13 December 2013
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I get the feeling this generation is going to be all about 'fixing things' after release. Hardware and software.

Still, nice to know they've listened to feedback and are doing something.
Posted 22:04 on 13 December 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 22/11/2013
Developer: Turn 10
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 153 37
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