‘Forza Motorsport 5’ updates content, adds drag racing and multiplayer ‘Tag’ game modes

“Forza Motorsport 5,” like its drivers, is not staying static. An update coming soon to the game adds new modes, including drag racing and multiplayer “Tag” among other things.

“Drag racing in ‘Forza Motorsport 5’ is the ultimate test of car tuning, reflexes, and pure power, and you’ll be able to take your favorite drag-tuned rides to the Airfield track and test their mettle on quarter-mile, half-mile, and full-mile drag strips,” Xbox Wire reports. Drag racing will be available in both free play and in multiplayer game modes.

“Tag,” on the other hand, “is about as far as you can get from the traditional racing and drifting found in traditional Forza online competition,” Xbox Wire says. “In short, Tag is about pure automotive mayhem, full of action-packed driving, huge wrecks, and lots of strategy.” “Tag” is only available in multiplayer in Forza 5.

The content update will also include the “first wave of adjustments to the Forza 5 economy, which we initially announced in early December,” Xbox Wire reports. “These adjustments are based on player behavior within the game, as well as feedback received from the Forza Motorsport 5 community.”

The content update will also add some upgrades for those who play “Forza 5” with force feedback wheels like the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition. “With the update, players will be able to change the max degree of rotation (up to 270 degrees) within the game, and we have increased the maximum amount of available force feedback for wheels.”

To read more about the content update, visit Xbox Wire. And to read an interview with Turn 10 Community Manager Brian Ekberg, who explains the changes to Jeff Rubenstein, head over to Major Nelson’s blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff