Forza 5 released as one of the few 1080p launch titles on the Xbox One. While the game is very pretty and runs at a smooth 60 frames per second, gamers found the cost of micro-transactions was ruining the experience, so the developer has now decided to change that.
I don't know many people who enjoy micro-transactions but they won't seem to go away and Forza fans weren't happy with the way they were implemented into the Xbox One launch title. However, thanks to the backlash the dev studio, Turn 10, has announced that it will bring some changes to the in-game economy although, the specific changes weren't announced:
“Based on the numbers we’ve seen from our first week of FM5, as well as feedback we heard directly from you, we’re in the process of making some changes to the Forza Motorsport 5 economy. while we’re putting the final touches on that, we want to make sure everyone continues having a great time with Forza 5.”
To ensure everybody still enjoys playing the game in the mean time, Turn 10 is offering the following:
- 50 per cent off all cars in the game- Starts this Friday
- Forza Motorsport 5 VIP member, you’ll receive the 2013 Lotus E21 grand prix car
- If you've already paid for the Lotus E21 you'll receive the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for free
- Players who have purchased the LaFerrari Car Pack or the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass will receive the 2013 LaFerrari
In addition to all of the freebies, the amount of credits received through the Forza rewards loyalty program is going to be increased. If you paid for the limited edition of the game, you might have noticed that you were supposed to receive 1250 credits, which was supposed to be enough to buy any car in the game. Well, since it wasn't enough, you'll be able to download any car of your choice next month.
Kitguru Says: At least the dev team was quick to realise its mistake and offer plenty of incentives to keep playing while they straighten out the game's economy. There's no word on what will change in December but hopefully it will be for the best. Are any of you guys playing Forza 5?
The devs realised their mistake? No, they made a business decision to monetize the hell out of their game. And now they are surprised that there is a huge backlash this is a crap developer and games like these need to be boycotted.
@Travis, what utter rubbish. A developer who just wanted to monetize the hell out of their game would almost certainly not listen to their gamers as much as Turn 10 does. Forza has had an element of buying DLC for a very long time, buying tokens in game is not necessary and so is just a fast track for the lazy.
At the end of the day Turn 10 is not forcing us to buy any tokens and providing us with extra DLC if we wish to purchase other some other cars. One thing I do disagree with however, is the day one DLC.
Extra dev effort for producing extra content after a game is released is perfectly acceptable in my eyes, the price may be a bit steep but Turn 10 is always up for listening to their gamers, they always have been in the past too.