Forza Motorsport Addressing Aggressive AI Car Issues

Forza Motorsport tackles player frustration with aggressive AI, promising smoother races and cleaner starts in early 2024.
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In a recent community update, Turn 10 Studios, the developers behind Forza Motorsport, acknowledged player concerns regarding the behavior of the game’s AI drivers. The update specifically mentions issues like abrupt braking, inconsistent acceleration out of corners, overly cautious cornering, and strict adherence to racing lines.

These behaviors mentioned in the post, particularly at the start of races, have been attributed to overly aggressive AI, leading to frustrating incidents for players. In fact, a lot of issues stem from the beginning of the races, making things a lot less fun overall. Obviously, fair and competitive AI is the most important part of a racing game, so Turn 10 has made these issues a top priority for early 2024.

The two biggest ones are the overly aggressive AI. The developers plan to adjust the AI’s driving style to be less prone to overly aggressive maneuvers, ensuring a more predictable and controlled experience for players. This behavior is at its worst in the first turn. The update even spoke on the challenges encountered at the beginning of races. This is when a combination of AI aggression and the tight confines of Turn 1 often lead to collisions.

These collisions are frustrating and make the game a lot less fun. The hope is that there will be cleaner racing, and an AI that is too aggressive at the start can make it dirty. Turn 10 is focused on refining AI behavior in this crucial phase specifically to promote cleaner starts and smoother race flow.

Team 10 says they plan to gather more data and feedback through collaboration with experienced Motorsport players, analyzing telemetry from their gameplay to refine the AI adjustments further. Not every update will help everyone, but it could lead to a better race overall. It’s been a big issue in the game, so we’re glad to see the developer fix it.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar, also known as Aggy, is the current Assigning Editor.

He started his career as an esports, influencer, and streaming writer for Sportskeeda. He then moved to GFinity Esports to cover streaming, games, guides, and news before moving to the Social team where he ended his time as the Lead of Social Content.

He also worked a writer and editor for both Pro Game Guides and Dot Esports, and as a writer for PC Invasion, Attack of the Fanboy, and Android Police. Aggy is the former Managing Editor and Operations Overseer of N4G Unlocked and a former Gaming editor for WePC.

Throughout his time in the industry, he's trained over 100 writers, written thousands of articles on multiple sites, written more reviews than he cares to count, and edited tens of thousands of articles. He has also written some games published by Tales, some books, and a comic sold to Telus International.

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