Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Racer

Forza Motorsport 5: The Smoking Tire Car Pack going live Tuesday

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Ten new cars will be added to Forza 5’s roster next Tuesday, according to MS and Turn 10 Studios. The latest downloadable drop, the Smoking Tire Car Pack, will run $10 and count among its roster the 2000 BMW Z8, the 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, the 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo, and the 2011 Ferrari FF. Additional details on all of the new rides can be found below. The cars can be purchased as a set or individually using either tokens or in-game credits.

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Xbox One News

Nordic bringing back MX vs. ATV with Supercross for consoles, PC

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Another franchise from THQ’s library is being revived shortly, courtesy of Nordic Games. The Vienna-based studio has announced that it plans on releasing a new entry in the MX vs. ATV series, titled MX vs. ATV Supercross, next year for 360, PC (Linux, Mac, and Windows), and PS3. The development team, comprised of new members and series veterans, is using existing code from MX vs. ATV Alive and MX vs. ATV Reflex for quicker integration of popular features from those, such as Motoclub Depot and multiplayer, alongside new content.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(Xbox One Review) Forza Motorsport 5

(Xbox One Review) Forza Motorsport 5

“… features the same fantastic driving model and assists-laden difficulty curve that has earned the series so many accolades, but this time out, they have been joined by numerous questionable design decisions.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Gran Turismo 6 earns its final license, now in stores, online for PS3

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Sony has launched Gran Turismo 6 for PS3. Polyphony Digital continues to drive—rimshot, please—the franchise, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The latest release includes 37 tracks and over 1,200 cars, 120 of which are new additions. Seven venues make their debut, including Silverstone Circuit, Ascari Race Resort, Goodwood Hillclimb, and Willow Springs International Raceway, as well as Acura’s NSX concept car. The camo version of BMW’s M4 Coupe will also be be introduced to the series, but at a later date as part of a free update.

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PlayStation 3 News

Turn 10 Studios addresses player complaints regarding Forza 5

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Forza developer Turn 10 Studios has responded to some of the complaints regarding the price of cars and tokens, including the inability of Limited Edition owners to purchase any vehicle in the game, which was supposed to be part of the package, and the low credit payouts. Community manager Brian Ekberg has announced the studio’s plans to address the issues, such as offering a 50 percent credit and token discount, free cars, and additional compensation for those affected. His full statement is available below.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Need for Speed Rivals puts pedal to the metal, arriving with PS4

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Electronic Arts has announced that the next-gen version of Need for Speed Rivals will be arriving ahead of schedule and hitting store shelves (and PSN) alongside the PS4, on November 15. Rivals will support Remote Play, which will allow gamers to begin races on their PS4 and end them on their PS Vita, or vice versa. The Frostbite 3-powered racer will allow players to take to the streets as a racer on the run from the law or as the pursuing police. The game will boast day and night cycles, weather effects, and different progression paths that have their own vehicles and unlocks.

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PlayStation 4 News

Forza Motorsport 5 to get six DLC packs, LaFerrari Car Pack detailed

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Microsoft has announced the post-launch support Turn 10 has in store for Forza Motorsport 5. A total of six 10-car packs are scheduled for release, with the first pack launching on November 22, and the rest following on a monthly basic from January through May. The first out the gate, the LaFerrari Car Pack, will launch alongside the Xbox One and include the rare titular hypercar. More info on the remaining cars in the inaugural pack will be revealed on November 18.

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DLC, Xbox One News

MS anounces Limited and Day One editions for Forza Motorsport 5

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Turn 10 Studios is preparing for the Xbox One launch with two special editions of Forza Motorsport 5, the Limited Edition and the Day One Edition. Both versions are available for pre-order, with the Limited Edition coming with the Limited Edition Car Pack, which includes five rides, VIP Membership for more rewards and events (plus an exclusive five-car VIP pack), and the Day One Car Pack. The Day One Edition, a special pre-order and launch release of the standard version, includes the three-car Day One Car Pack as well as themed packaging that matches the console’s design. Details on both can be found below.

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Xbox One News

TrackMania 2 Stadium now available on Steam, Nadeo ManiaPlanet

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The TrackMania series returns today with the launch of TrackMania 2 Stadium on Steam and the Nadeo ManiaPlanet platform. The follow-up to Canyons, Stadium is the second of three announced expansions for TrackMania 2 and features a new campaign, new tools for its expansive track editor, and an overhauled graphics engine.

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PC News

Open-wheel cars to debut in Forza Motorsport 5, screens released

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Open-wheel cars will be making their Forza debut in Forza Motorsport 5, according to developer Turn 10 Studios. The new additions include cars from current and past grand prixs as well as Formula 1. Some of the announced rides include the 1976 McLaren M23, the 1976 Ferrari 312-2, and a selection representing four of the Izod IndyCar Series’ top teams (Andretti Autosport, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and Team Penske).

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Xbox One News