Forza 5's micro-transactions have caused quite the uproar in the weeks following the launch of the Xbox One. In response, Turn 10 announced that various changes would be introduced to address these concerns. IGN reported on the specific details yesterday, namely:
- On-disc cars reduced in price by 45%
- The rate at which players earn money is doubled
- Exotic cars will be available in 1/5th the time it took in Forza 4
The patch is also set to introduce Drag Racing and Tag Mode.
Drag Racing will support up to 16 players in one lobby, and the races themselves can consist of either one-on-one head-to-head duels or 8 car races.
Tag Mode introduces three new multiplayer event types:
"Keep the It: One player begins the match as “It.” The goal is for the “It” player to keep “It” status for as long as possible. “It” status transfers each time someone makes contact with the “It” player. Once the match timer has completed, the player with the most “It” time wins.
Tag Virus – One player begins the match as “It.” Each time an “It” player makes contact with another car, the “It” status spreads like a virus. The last uninfected player standing wins the match.
Pass the It: Similar to “Keep the It”, one player begins a “Pass the It” match with “It” status. “It” status transfers each time someone makes contact with the “It.” At the end of the match, the player with the least amount of “It” time wins."