The reviews for Forza Motorsport 5 have been just as keen as the few grudges held against it, those gripes chiefly being the paucity of cars and tracks compared to FM4 and the difficulty of purchasing the elite cars. Developer Turn 10 has heard the lamentations, and after making quick, temporary adjustments earlier this month has announced a coming update to address them.

The first is "economy balancing," a tweak we're sure various governments wish they could enact so easily. Said to be "the first wave of adjustments to the Forza 5 economy," it ups the pace of earning credits and lowers the price of the high-zoot metal. The average difficulty setting will mean 60 percent more credits than before, enabling players to more speedily get into a Ferrari 250 GTO that will cost two million credits instead of six million.

Other updates include drag racing in Free Play and Multiplayer modes, with rounds-of-16 possible in one-on-one heats and eight-up racing all at one time over quarter-mile, half-mile, and full-mile strips. The three Tag modes will introduce competition that defines the phrase "rubbin' is racin'," with players defined as "It" who need to either touch another car in order to spread their juju or avoid being touched by another car in order not to catch said juju.

There are new features for force feedback wheels as well. Turn 10 hasn't said when the update will come, but it is "currently in certification and awaiting final release" so it shouldn't be long.


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      Bandit5317
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've always loved Forza, but microtransactions and a lack of tracks killed this game.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bandit5317
        no support for most wheels makes it even worse
        Gator
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bandit5317
        That is on of the reason I have not bought the next gen console. I am more confused as ever. I wanted the One, but the microtransactions and lack of tracks really killed it for me. I own a 360, I guess I will stick with that for a couple of months to a year. I really hope the One starts to stick out or I am going with GT7 and PS4.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you liked it then you should have put the 'Ring in it.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        but but then they wouldn't be able to make extra money of it!
      Carroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      I almost want to return the xbox one because of the price of the cars. When the Lotus Grand Prix car costs more than the whole game "THATS GREED PERSONIFIED" comon these cars are not real. I have Forza 1,2,3,4, horizon and now 5 and I am a vip gold member and I expected more but when I have to pay $500.00 to pay a car game. Get with it or lose customers! I don't believe Bill needs the money that bad, It looks like PURE GREED.
      Temple
      • 1 Year Ago
      >>"enabling players to more speedily get into a Ferrari 250 GTO that will cost two million credits instead of six million." You know, back in the day, there was cheat codes for the folks that din't want to grind. They didn't have to pay multiple times the cost of the game to get some virtual car to play. Forza 5 feels like a half finished game. As a huge fan, this really disappointed me. It was the main reason I purchased a Xbox One. Paltry selection of cars and it doesn't even have crucial tracks like Suzuka and Nürburgring (Nordschleife). I mean seriously it lacks the most well known track in the world? The microtransactions make the whole thing seem like they plan on adding all those missing tracks and cars as payed downloadable content. In attempt to take even more money from me. The series has sold out.
      abunadeez
      • 1 Year Ago
      i feel ripped off for spending the 80 bucks on the limited edition
      Iva Lithp
      • 1 Year Ago
      "...with players defined as "It" who need to either touch another car in order to spread their juju or avoid being touched by another car in order not to catch said juju." Sounds like a simple game of tag which sounds like it could be fun.... but I have to ask is "juju" the same as these "cooties" my grade school age sons speak of?
      jhnsn653
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like to play more Gran Turismo 5 and 6 because it is easier to play, the driving is more real and because of that I can race without crashing always like Forza 5. With Forza 5 I always have to rewind the play so that I have a good race. I hope that some day Forza could have a real simulation engine like the one from Gran Turismo.
        TrippulG3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jhnsn653
        If you're constantly crashing into walls while playing Forza 5, trust me...it's not the simulation that needs improvement.
        tool0117
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jhnsn653
        You might prefer the precision simulation handling and driving dynamics offered by the latest Mario Kart
      GT_fan626
      • 1 Year Ago
      I bought GT6 and Forza 5. Long story short GT6 is a better sim. Sure Forza 5 has better graphics but GT6 has more cars and tracks the end.
        Bassracerx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GT_fan626
        i was playing gt6 the other day at a friends house and everytime i thought of a car i wanted to drive it was not in the game and most of the ones i was looking for are on forza. There really should be an astrics next to your statement about gt6 having more cars considering gt6 has 50 honda S2k's... seriously there are a lot of different S2k's
      eyrpl
      • 1 Year Ago
      I bought xbox one for forza 5 VIP and am very disappointed not many tracks too few cars and too expensive in game economy and if turn 10 charge for more tracks after I've already bought the season pass it will be the last forza for me but I will wait and see!!!
      erjhe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Woohoo! My biggest disappointment in 5 was the lack of tag; I'm glad to hear they're working on bringing it back. This does further reinforce the thought that the game was rushed to be a release title, but I'm glad to see an update such as this so quickly.
      Josh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Which force feedback wheels? The high priced fanatec forza 4 wheels? Or the overpriced, extremely hard to find/in low distribution 'xbox one-specific' wheels?
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      Game is great, especially with the new force feedback on the XB1 controller... great steering, acceleration and braking feel for a controller until some good xb1 wheels are out. Pricing for cars / prevalence and obnoxiousness of DLC is absurd and makes the simplicity of just getting a cool car, customizing it a bit and driving it around feel like a chore and a job. Mixed signals for the next generation.
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