First live stream post-release happened this afternoon. Here's the bullet points:
-Missing Icon loot (don't use a non-upgradeable vehicle, such as helicopter, in the meantime)
-Fixes in progress for exploits (AFK farming)
-"The Accident" is an exploit and being fixed
-Leaderboards will be adjusted
-Unlimited money glitch (visual only)
-Numerous steering wheel issues being prioritized
-Recommend not using VPNs with wheels
-Favoriting car and garage not saving for PC and Xbox in next patch (already fixed on PS4)
-Straight-line waypoint guide
-PS4 scaling issues
-Xbox sound issues
-No ETA; less priority than bugs
-Headlight illumination (no guarantees)
-Slight increase of purple loot in hard mode
-AI balancing (hyper car rubber banding mentioned specifically)
-Keyboard mapping for car/boat/plane separately
-New vehicles (duh) (no specifics)
-Hovercraft discipline (September)
-Improving pool of existing content based on player preferences
I bought this along with my Xbox S on Black Friday, since I was a fan of Test Drive Unlimited (and apparently the people here worked on that, back at another company).
It's almost embarrassingly bad. Firstly, instead of focusing on one thing (cars), they try to cover a dozen things. That would be okay, but then they skimp on what I think should be the core stuff - racing cars. I have to do all this other crap I don't want to do (like fly planes and swamp boats) in order to progress from the 3 street racing events I have.
Secondly, the cut scenes and progression system is cringe worthy, as are all the cutscenes. It's like they saw Poochie from The Simpsons and decided that's the theme they should go with, added with the idea of social media.
With that said, the driving around the open world is fun enough. Even if the country is bizarrely reconfigured. Like being able to see mountains from St. Louis.
Thought I was going to need to pull a necrobump on this thread.
I bought the game after playing the free trial for a couple days.
I'm surprised it's only at 64 on metacritic.
It's a really solid game. I think a lot of reviewers are looking at it the wrong way. It feels like a motorsports-focused version of GTA without any of the shooting and a bigger world. I think it's really cool that they created a miniature version of the whole US.