Forza Motorsport Update 8: Track Toys Tour, Spotlight Cars, AI Improvements

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Forza Motorsport Update 8
Forza Motorsport Update 8

Forza Motorsport’s Update 8 focuses on the Track Toys Tour and Spotlight cars, including three newly added or returning models. VIP members get a weekly 15% discount on Showroom vehicles. The Track Toys Tour is a single-make race series featuring high-performance cars like the 100-hp 2019 Ginetta G40 Junior and the 2019 Elemental RP1 with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 320 horsepower.

Completing the series rewards players with the 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935. A new Tire Wear Scale option in Free Play and Private Multiplayer modes allows players to adjust tire wear rates from .5x to 10x. The Safety Rating matchmaking system has been improved to ensure fairer races by increasing the number of races required to determine SR in the Featured Multiplayer from 10 to 20 and enhancing collision impact.

Weather inconsistencies in multiplayer races have been fixed, and Turn 10 is working on recategorizing Forza GT racecars into separate spec divisions. AI improvements include better braking behavior during passing attempts and smoother starts into Turn 1.

Forza Motorsport Update 8
Forza Motorsport Update 8

The Spotlight cars are the 2019 Ginetta G40 Junior (May 15), 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS (May 22), 2013 Caterham Superlight R500 (May 29), and 2019 Elemental RP1 (June 5). VIP discounts apply to the 2014 BAC Mono (May 15), 2016 Lotus 3 Eleven (May 15), 1996 Porsche 996 GT1 (May 22), 1994 Mazda Miata (May 29), and 2016 Brabham BT62 (June 5).

Featured Multiplayer Spec Series cars like the 2019 Ginetta G55 GT4, 1997 McLaren F1 GT, 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion, and 1989 Ferrari F40 Competizione received engine torque, car mass, downforce, power, or weight adjustments. Other cars, including the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R and 2013 McLaren P1, received bug fixes.

After a buggy launch, Forza Motorsport has struggled to recover, with recent Steam reviews at 44% and votes at 40%. In contrast, Helldivers 2 saw improved ratings after Sony abandoned a controversial PSN account-linking initiative.

Microsoft has recently closed or restructured major studios, raising concerns about Forza Motorsport’s future. Fans hope Turn 10 can deliver exceptional racing titles despite the rocky start. Meanwhile, Gran Turismo 7 fans await a PC port announcement, with hopes for a release by the end of 2024.


By Preksha Sharma

being me means you've got to love cars, coffee and gilmore girls. sorry i don't make the rules.

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