Turn 10 has released a new Major update to their current title, Forza Motorsport 4. As outlined by Dan Greenawal on their official game blog the new patch is a major update for an issue which was causing the Multiplayer lobbies to crash.
Dan gave a detailed description of the bug and what was said to be a slow memory leak as those driving liveried cars would hop between multiplayer sessions. This would then cause a memory leak on all players machines even without a custom livery which then eventually caused them to crash.
The leak was only happening when players driving liveried cars would join or leave lobbies at precisely the right moment during the loading of a race (interestingly, this is called a “race condition” in software testing). The leak occurred on all boxes even if the player didn’t have a custom livery, but it was exceedingly small. As the leak got worse over the course of a player’s session, it would cause the box to crash.
Along with the new update, starting on Tuesday, March 27th are some very nice deals allowing you to receive discounts on car packs previously released on Forza Motorsport 4. The coupon deal will last until Monday, April 2nd.
American Muscle Car Pack – 320 Microsoft Points (43% off)
November Speed Pack – 400 Microsoft Points (29% off)
December IGN Pack – 320 Microsoft Points (43% off)
January Jalopnik Pack – 400 Microsoft Points (29% off)