Xbox Gold subscribers race for free in Forza 5 this weekend

Hoping that a brief taste is enough to get players hooked, Microsoft is opening its flagship racer Forza Motorsport 5 to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers for the entirety of the upcoming weekend.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, anyone with an Xbox Live Gold subscription and an Xbox One will be able to download Forza Motorsport 5 and play the game at no charge until Sunday night. The reams of DLC released for Forza Motorsport 5 won't be available during the free trial, but players will have access to all of the game's core content, including career mode races, multiplayer modes and the game's full suite of vehicle customization options.

Additionally, any US residents who spend their weekend racing through Forza Motorsport 5 will be entered to win a three-day trip to the Forza Motorsport Grand Prix Road Racing Class at the famed Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes, but you will need a valid driver's license to attend the course.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.