Forza Motorsport 5 is getting a new environment set along the sunny coast of California. The Long Beach circuit will be added to Forza 5 as a free update on April 10th. The new setting will have three tracks for players to race on, including the full course used by the Toyota Grand Prix. According to Turn 10 and Microsoft, the Long Beach circuit will be fully integrated into the game, and events using it will show up in career mode as well as being available for multiplayer racing.
A Long Beach Booster Pack will also launch at the same time that will feature five more cars for players to hoard. The Long Beach Booster Pack will be available at no additional charge to Season Pass owners.
There’s this game about collecting and driving vehicles. In this game, you start with a low-end slower ride and graduate to faster, more capable, vehicles by completing missions or racing, getting paid, and buying new movers. Now imagine that game gives you the option to skip the grind and just buy the faster vehicles with real money. How much would you be willing to pay?
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Forza 5 launches on the Xbox One with over 200 cars in its roster as well as 16 tracks. Turn 10 announced that for $49.99, gamers can pick up a Season Pass that will give them six monthly DLC packs of 10 additional cars each. Even with those extra cars, the list of cars and tracks in Forza 5 is about half as long as its predecessor. Notably, Nurburgring is one of the missing venues. Forza 4 shipped with 26 tracks and over 500 cars. Eurogamer asked Dan Greenawalt of Turn 10 why the next-gen game ships with less content than the previous installment.
“We’re looking at laser scanning of everything moving forward – that’s what it comes down to. We want that to be the standard for next-generation. Our goal’s not to carry old content over – and even with all the cars, we did the same process. There were some inaccuracies, and some cars were old-spec that we’d updated from Forza 2 to 3 to 4. But they didn’t have the poly count where we wanted it – and they weren’t as easy to up-res, so we just recaptured them. Some of them, the spec was good and we could add polygons where we needed them. So it came down to this rating system – and any track or car that wasn’t an A grade got either chucked or recaptured.”
Greenawalt mentioned that additional DLC tracks may also be coming. Forza 5 launches on November 22nd.
That’s the morning queue to get into Pax Prime 2013. It’s hot and stifling in this room, and about an hour before they let people into the main hall, the crowd reaches Funk-con 4. Besides smell, the other thing the image doesn’t convey is the audio experience of Mountain Dew and Doritos blasting butt-rock while someone screeches about your chance to win an Xbox One.
Yesterday’s tour of Pax Prime 2013 was a down and dirty look at the Great Northwest’s premiere gaming convention. This time, let’s check out some of the gaming goodness!
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