Forza Race Regulations continues to evolve with the July 2019 Update for Forza Motorsport 7, which releases on Tuesday, July 2nd for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
This month, the race adjudication system expands with the first iteration of collision-based penalties. Known in-game as “Avoidable Contact,” this implementation will be focused on penalizing the most egregious types of contact in the game. This includes intentional ramming, dive bombing and purposely punting other drivers off the track.
Forza Race Regulations will do all this by considering several factors when judging contact between cars, including speed, position, and how the struck car is affected by the contact and whether it impacts their race or not. For example, the penalty applied to the offender will increase if it negatively impacts the race of the affected driver. This includes any positions lost, whether the driver was forced off the track or into a tire barrier.
“With the July update, the Forza Race Regulations development team has been intentional in trying to penalize the most obvious examples of ramming. Our goal has been to avoid “false positives” collision penalties as much as possible,” developer Turn 10 Studios noted. “As a result, players will notice that certain contact between cars that might realistically be deemed a penalty is not called out as in July.”
The new collision-based penalties can be found in both the Forza Race Regulations Cycled Production Hopper and Private Lobbies, where players can enable the adjudication ruleset.
In addition, the July 2019 Update introduces some other changes to Forza Motorsport 7. These include updates to Free Play settings for Drift events, audio and UI improvements for Forza Race Regulations, and an update to the Mini Leaderboard displayed during races where both distance and time penalties are shown at once, instead of flipping between the two.
Turn 10 Studios also shared during the latest edition of its Forza Monthly broadcast show live from Seattle, WA that development on Forza Motorsport 7 will conclude with the release of next month’s August 2019 Update. This release aims to introduce race disqualification based on accumulated penalty times. Lookout for more details on how this will function next month.
Whilst the final update for Forza Motorsport 7 arrives this August after almost two years of post-launch support, developer Turn 10 Studios remains eager to hear your feedback about Forza Race Regulations as it continues the ongoing development and evolution of its robust adjudication feature set. In the meantime, the focus of the entire studio going forward will be on the next installment into the franchise, which is being developed with a new community-driven approach using “player-centric design.”
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