Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Racer

Online Forza 6 tournament announced, Forza Racing Championship

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Later this year, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios will hold a new online tournament for Forza 6, Forza Racing Championship. The competition is set to be open to players of all skill levels, which is said to allow everyone “a chance to win, no matter how many miles they have behind the wheel.” To celebrate, codes for the 2016 #66 Ford GT Le Mans race car in Forza Motorsport 6 will be sent through Live messages to everyone who plays the game on June 18 and 19. The release notes that it will take up to seven days for some players to receive their code. Also, in honor of Le Mans, a new Le Mans-themed Rivals event is being added this week.

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Xbox One News

NASCAR Expansion now available for Forza Motorsport 6

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A new NASCAR Expansion has gone live for Forza Motorsport 6. The add-on includes a World Tour career that’s estimated to last 10 hours, 24 cars from the 2016 season, and the Homestead-Miami Speedway, which is playable in all modes. There are also NASCAR-themed Rivals, Leagues, and multiplayer hoppers, plus a few new features, including rolling starts, an enhanced drafting model, and a new Quick Stop mode.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex enters open beta for Windows 10 PC

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Microsoft and Turn 10 have launched the open beta for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The beta, announced last week, is available to download for free from the Windows Store. Apex requires a DirectX 12-enabled Windows 10 PC. The beta will include “a curated tour of Forza Motorsport’s best content” and regularly updating Spotlight Series events. For those participating, Turn 10 asks that questions and issues be reported at ForzaMotorsport.net or in the dedicated Apex forums.

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PC News

Forza Motorsport 6 gets digital die-cast with Hot Wheels Car Pack

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Forza and Hot Wheels are kicking off their partnership today with the release of Hot Wheels Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6. The seven-car pack includes the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker, 2005 Ford Hot Wheels Mustang, 2015 McLaren P1 GTR, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport, 2015 BMW X6M, the 1990 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641, and ahead of its real-world debut in June, the 2017 Ford Focus RS. The cars are available separately or bundled together for $7. Note that the pack is not part of the Car Pass.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex to enter open beta on May 5 for Windows 10

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Forza Motorsport will be making its PC debut on May 5 when the open beta kicks off for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The Windows 10 racer will support DirectX 12 and is said to run on a variety of machines. The beta is being utilized to improve performance across a range of systems with various specs. Future updates will add wheel support, optional V-Sync, and an in-app frame counter. System requirements and recommendations can be found below, under the latest set of screenshots.

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PC News

Sega 3D Classics Collection now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Sega! has unloaded a bundle of some of their golden oldies on 3DS today with Sega 3D Classics Collection. The nine-game compilation includes two titles that are making their North American debut, including Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, with the former being a Yu Suzuki-created kart racer and the latter an addictive puzzler with a versus mode. The remaining seven, all detailed below, include Altered Beast, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W – Fantasy Zone II W, Galaxy Force II, Maze Walker, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Thunder Blade. Several of these have been available on eShop for quite a while, but this is the first time all are being sold in physical form for the system. To get additional insight into the porting process, check out the latest interview conducted by Sega with developer M2.

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Codes being sent for Forza 6’s Fallout-inspired Chryslus Rocket ’69

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Microsoft has sent word that codes for Forza 6’s Fallout-themed Chryslus Rocket ’69 have been sent out via Live. Players who have spent time with either Fallout 4 or Forza Motorsport 6 while connected to their Xbox Live profile will receive a code. They note that codes might take up to seven days to arrive due to several million being sent out. Also, those who buy either title by the end of the month will receive a code as well, and those will be sent out in early May.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Forza 6 gets seven new rides with release of Meguiar’s Car Pack

Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One) Meguiars Car Pack Announcement - Screenshot 1

Forza 6 has received seven new rides with the launch of its sixth DLC drop, the Meguiar’s Car Pack. The final pack in the Car Pass includes the 1934 Alfa Romeo P3, 1968 Opel GT, 1988 Jaguar #60 Castrol Jaguar Racing XJR-9, 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB, 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, 1969 Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe, and—deep breath—the 2015 Chevrolet #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype. Non-pass holders can download the set for $6.99.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Lamborghini gets new series in Forza 6, the cover of the next Forza

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Turn 10 has revealed at the 86th annual Geneva International Motor Show that they have chosen the Lamborghini Centenario as the cover ride of the next Forza. No other details were released about the next installment, other than that it will be the first game to feature a Centenario. Also, beginning today, players can access the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series in Forza 6. All players can compete in the series, starting with the first season’s Rivals time trial events and ranked multiplayer Leagues with the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo. Depending on leaderboard rank and performance within their division, players have the chance of being gifted a 2015 Huracán Super Trofeo and the opportunity to compete in the second season.

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Xbox One News

Sega 3D Classics Collection gets pre-order, early run bonus

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Sega has announced a retro-themed pre-order bonus for Sega 3D Classics Collection. Early buyers will receive a nine-sticker decal sheet when they pick up the compilation. The set of silver-hued stickers will include a Master System logo and console, a Mega Drive logo, a Genesis logo and console, a 16-Bit logo, a GigaDrive logo, a Professor Asobin, and of course, a Sega logo.

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