Last week, Forza 7 went into early access, before rolling out to the rest of the world just a few days ago. During that time, many keen racing fans noticed some unwanted changes to the Forza VIP pass. These changes clearly didn’t sit well with fans, as evidenced by the hundreds of one-star reviews on the Microsoft Store. Fortunately, Turn 10 has been paying attention and will be addressing the issue promptly.
In previous Forza games, the VIP pass was a one-time purchase that gave buyers double in-game currency. In Forza 7, this was changed from a one time blanket boost to a consumable that you had to activate before each race to get your increased reward. Considering that the store listing for the VIP Pass didn’t reflect this, players weren’t exactly happy about their $19.99 purchase.
In a statement on the Forza website, Turn 10 head, Alan Hartman apologised for the changes and poor communication around them. He also promised that the VIP Pass would be reverted back to the old model, so it will work the same as it did in Forza 5 and Forza 6:
“Over the weekend we heard loud and clear from Ultimate Edition owners expressing frustration over the VIP membership offer in Forza Motorsport 7. We immediately updated the VIP description in the Windows Store to alleviate any future confusion. As head of the studio, I apologize for any confusion or frustration our players may have experienced.”
From there, he promised VIP Pass owners four new cars for the game, a 2016 Jaguar F-Type Project 7, a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a 2017 Acura NSX and a 2010 Maserati Fran Turismo S. Forza 7 VIP owners will also get double in-game credits after every race, as they originally expected to. Aside from that, all Forza 7 VIPs will also be getting a lump sum payout of 1 million credits as part of the peace offering from the developers.
These changes/additions will be coming in a future Forza 7 update. We don’t have a specific date for that just yet but Turn 10 wants to get it out as soon as possible.
KitGuru Says: There was a lot of drama in the Forza world over the last week but I think Turn 10’s apology and changes should make things right with fans of the series. Have any of you picked up Forza 7? How are you finding it so far?