May 12, 2017 07:49 AM EDT
'Forza Horizon 3' Dev Announces Big News, Brings Better Gaming Experience, PC Patch And New Stunt Swap
Playground Games' open-world racing game "Forza Horizon 3" has just received a major update. The newly released Hot Wheels DLC has finally arrived this week, adding a slew of amazing new cars for racers, which include 2012 Rip Rod and the 2005 Ford Mustang.
According to PlayGround Games, the Hot Wheels DLC allow "Forza Horizon 3" players to perform stunts using boost pads, half-pipes, insane jumps, high-bank turns, and even the giant mechanical dinosaurs.
In doing the said stunts, Forza players will need to use the vehicles added by the Hot Wheels" DLC offerings. These include the Hot Wheels Twin Mill, the 2011 Bone Shaker, the 1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49, the 2016 Jeep Trailcat, the 2007 Toyota Hilux Arctic Trucks AT38, the 2016 Zenvo ST1, and the much-talked 2010 Pagani Zonda R.
The "Forza horizon 3" developer has been doing its best to complete the so-called "Hot Wheels" experience. The newly released DLC also open up six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia. The said new themed island have reportedly connected by a network of tracks, which also features classic configurations like loops, corkscrews and more, according to the official description of the Hot Wheels DLC at the Microsoft website.
Also in the "Forza Horizon 3" Hot Wheels DLC, PlayGround Games has also added a new Stunt Swap feature for modifying the stunt track sections. Here, Forza players can now experience an all-new campaign, the ultimate stunt-driving test, and the Grand Finale.
In addition to the DLC contents, Microsoft has also announced that the update also included a PC patch that promises "critical improvements" in the "Forza Horizon 3" racing experience. According to Microsoft, the newly released update will now offer increased central processing unit (CPU) performance when playing the "Forza Horizon 3."
The patch has addressed the recent issue on the game's visual processing when the racing game runs at high frame rates. It also introduced an updated threading affinity model and to make better use of all available cores. The patch also lowered the minimum system requirement.
Finally, the PC patch also expands the drive wheel support, which now includes 21 more wheels from Logitech, Fanatec, and Thrustmaster. The full list and details about the additional 21 wheels can be found on Forza Motorsports site.
In another gaming-related story, "Forza Horizon 3" has just given players a taste of what the iconic sports car Koenigsegg Regera can really do on road. The 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8-powered Regera can produce upwards of 1,500 horses and 1,475 lb-ft of torque, according to CarScoop.
During the drag race, the Regera gets maxed out, crossing the finish line at astonishing speed, at over 400 km/h or 250 mph. That's a little bit faster than the McLaren P1, which has managed to cross the line around 1.3 seconds behind its Swedish rival.