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Forza Motorsport 7 to get track limits and improved drag racing soon

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Forza Motorsport 7 Image (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios | Turn 10)

Yesterday, Microsoft hosted its monthly Inside Xbox show which discussed everything from No Man's Sky to Forza Motorsport 7. While the majority of gamers probably focused on the new "AAA" games coming to Xbox One soon like the former, Turn 10 Studios talked about some major upgrades to Forza Motorsport 7 as well.

Beforehand, it wasn't clear if you were about to go out of the track and get penalized while driving. Luckily, the developer will add clear track limits so that players know what they shouldn't cross. Having a raised edge is a great visual cue so you can try your best not to hit the "bumper" on the side.

Apart from that, leaderboards for each track with each car are coming back. Let's say you want to be the fastest with a Ferrari LaFerrari in Dubai. It's now possible to show that off.

While drag racing is already a part of Forza Motorsport 7, it's rather cumbersome because, instead of simply tweaking your ride and jumping back into the race, you have to reload the entire track again and wait for a really long time. In the coming months, the team will add experimental drag racing to the game which basically allows you to do lap after lap, modify your vehicle, and then try again. It loads instantaneously until you decide you're done and want to quit. This is what drag racing should've been like from the beginning. This mode won't support multiplayer initially because it's just a test at the moment.

In celebration of these announcements, Microsoft is giving gamers the chance to purchase Forza Motorsport 7 at a forty percent discount for the next day. If you love racing games, be sure to check this one out. The title runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X and supports Xbox Play Anywhere.

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5 Comments
  • Would be of more use for Microsoft and Turn10 to sort out the graphic glitches and crashing on the xbox one x. Forza is the main reason I got the X and 4k tv to match. So far the X spends more time on cold restarts to play anything. Forza as is sucks. Fuckem
  • Might wanna check if it's a wide spread issue?
  • I'm not drag racer, but unlimited rear drive drifting is now limited to certain cars. You can no longer drift all of the rear wheel drive vehicles. My Polaris, any rear wheel drive truck or S.U.V. & all the pre-70s open wheel cars are no longer available in rear wheel drifting. But it's still okay to rock the Renault F-1 and ruin every drifter's race/ day.
  • I love the Forza series, and I still fire up Forza 7 from time to time but the series is fast getting left behind. Turn 10 are still locked in the old 'arms race' with Polyphony over the quantity of cars when Polyphony and most other racing game/sim developers have moved on to deliver what a lot of fans want and thats competitive online racing with a ranking/safety system. I hope this update is a step in the right direction for Forza 8 and they don't rush out the next game and instead focus on these online features and better steering wheel support. Having 800 cars in glorious 4k doesn't mean much when the cars handling lacks that same high definition, they all just feel and approximate of each other. Having less cars is not a bad thing if they handle correctly and when using a steering wheel it doesn't feel so woolly and disconnected. Turn 10 are a talented team, I just hope they realise that bragging about the number of cars they have in the game is so passe.
  • When? Next update?