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Forza Motorsport moves to Xbox Game Pass and players are furious

Published: 26/Oct/2020 11:28 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 10:23

by Kieran Bicknell

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Forza Motorsport 7 is still enjoying plenty of playtime despite being over three years old and has recently been added to Xbox Game Pass. Not all fans of the racing simulator are happy about it, however.

Despite being released over three years ago on October 3, 2017, Forza Motorsport 7 is still ranked as one of the best driving simulators available for the Xbox. Until the next installment is released, Forza Motorsport 7 looks set to retain its crown, and has recently been added to Xbox’s Game Pass service.

Many have praised the Game Pass service highly. Players pay a nominal monthly fee of $14.99 for access to over 100 games, including Forza Horizon 4 and now Forza Motorsport 7.

While many fans will likely be overjoyed at the news, not everyone is so happy.

Forza Motorsport Game Pass Issues
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Many players have discovered issues with online multiplayer races since the game’s inclusion on Xbox Game Pass.

Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox Game Pass issues

Since the game’s inclusion on Xbox Game Pass opens it up to so many more players, it also opens it up to less experienced and less serious gamers.

This proves to be quite an issue for those that want to play Forza Motorsport 7 as a serious racing simulator. While single-player gameplay is unaffected, online multiplayer has been hit with a number of new, inexperienced, and often clumsy players.

Posting to /r/Forza, Redditor xnvrdarren showcased a perfect example of new or sabotaging players ruining races. Showing the first corner of an online multiplayer race on Forza Motorsport 7, the race descends into complete chaos as the players all pile into each other, rather than take the corner correctly.

Since the game appeared on Game Pass, this is how 99% of all races start from r/forza

However, it seems that many players have not noticed much of a difference, and have been cynical about the online multiplayer from the start.

Referring to the dodgy driving, one Redditor said “If anything I’d attribute it to more people playing [now that the game is on Game Pass] whereas before it was more dedicated racers who are more experienced at this point.”

Even that comment seems optimistic compared to some, with one commenter, in particular, saying that that “clean racing was never a thing on this game.”

With the influx of new players, it will be interesting to see whether this is an issue that calms down as they get used to the game, or whether developers Turn 10 will have to step in and make amendments.

TV + Movies

The Rock gets literally stuck in a Porsche during filming disaster

Published: 17/Nov/2020 13:21

by Kieran Bicknell

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is certainly not a small man. Thanks to his intensive training routine and dedication to fitness, The Rock is one of the largest, most muscular actors in Hollywood. Unfortunately, that can be a disadvantage, as he discovered the hard way.

Filming for the upcoming blockbuster film Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson ran into a spot of bother while filming a car chase scene.

Part of the scene required ‘The Rock’ to fit into an all-new Porsche Taycan EV. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan for the big-name actor, requiring the whole scene to be redesigned.

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The Porsche Taycan is the first all-electric supercar from Porsche, seen here in concept form.

Dwayne Johnson Red Notice filming disaster

According to DJ’s Instagram post, it isn’t the first time he’s got stuck in a high-performance car. “Guess who’s too big to fit in yet another sports car” is the first line of the post, suggesting he’s no stranger to this unusual situation.

Unfortunately, this time it’s more than simply a case of swapping cars. According to The Rock, him not being able to fit in the Taycan meant the entire filming sequence for the scene in question needed to be changed.

It could also prove to be a costly mistake. In the post, he mentions that the Taycan needed to be shipped “over to the States” suggesting it likely came straight from Porsche in Germany. Not only that, but this process would’ve taken a long time, and in Hollywood, time is money.

 

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Thankfully, it wasn’t a total disaster. While he likened getting stuck in the Porsche to a “brown marshmallow getting shoved into a coin slot” the crew was able to think on their feet and get the shot they needed.

The crew also apparently found the humor in the situation, as after the “uncomfortable silence” while he tried to fit, they all burst into laughter according to Dwayne.

While it is not clear what the scene in the film is about, using a high-tech, all-electric Porsche Taycan is an unusual choice for a ‘star car.’ Clearly, the producers for Red Alert want to consider the environment too, without sacrificing speed or style.