Forza developer Turn 10 Studios has outlined the features of the final major content update for Forza Motorsport 7.
Of the new additions, perhaps the most significant is the new online race disqualification feature. Limited to private lobbies and the Forza Race Regulations-enabled public hopper, the tool will automatically kick the offending driver out of the race if they accumulate 12 or more seconds-worth of penalties.
Turn 10 claims it’s designed the system has to be as lenient as possible for “well-meaning but lesser-skilled players”, yet also be tough enough to clamp down on griefers and rammers.
While the system is permanently enabled in the public hopper, players can toggle the race disqualifications on or off in private lobbies.
Another highly requested feature is a revised in-race mini leaderboard menu that shows the intervals between other racers. Whereas the original tool showed the realtime gaps between cars as a distance, the new system (which will become the default setup upon installing the update) displays how far ahead and behind the other cars are from each other in seconds.
Rounding off the update is the final new car to be added to Forza Motorsport 7: the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport racing car. With the addition of the new track-only model, Forza Motorsport 7’s total car list encompasses an impressive 834 vehicles – which is roughly four times the size of the original Forza Motorsport’s automotive roster.
Now support for Forza Motorsport 7 has been brought to an end, Turn 10 Studios says it can focus all of its efforts on developing the new project. The developers have yet to officially announce what the new title will be called, though the upcoming game will almost certainly be named Forza Motorsport 8 when it’s eventually unveiled.