One of the primary knocks against Forza Motorsport 5 has been its rather weak roster of tracks. Not having the Nürburgring was bad enough, but FM5 was missing out on a lot of real-life tracks that featured in previous installments - Mugello, Infineon, Tsukuba and Suzuka, to name a few. Also missing? Road America.
At least that last one has been remedied, as it's been announced that all Forza 5 players will receive Road America, rebuilt from the ground up for the Xbox One as a free download. One of the most iconic circuits in North America, Road America was a late, but popular, addition to Forza Motorsport 4. According to Turn 10 Studios, it'll be integrated directly into the current career racing series in the game and will also feature heavily in the Rivals and multiplayer modes.
In addition to Road America, players that who purchased the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass will gain access to five extra cars free of charge. Leading the freebies are the 2006 Audi Sport North America R8, a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, a 1968 Ferrari Daytona, a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series.
Why all this generosity? Well, it may have something to do with the enormous success of Forza 5. According to Turn 10, since the Xbox One launched on November 22, over a third of the console's owners have purchased the latest installment of the racing title. Other impressive stats include the 653 million miles and 94 million races gamers have driven on FM5's 14 tracks.
Scroll down for a short video showing off Road America in Forza 5 as well as the official press release from Turn 10 Studios.Permalink | Email this | Comments