Well fellow gamers, there’s a sliver of hope for us regarding developers taking constructive criticism.
It seems that after all the negative buzz surrounding Forza 5’s off the chart microtransactions and how one of their cars can cost over $120, Turn 10 has taken an initiative to change things up a bit.
All Forza 5 gamers will receive a 50% discount (both credits or tokens) on any and every car in the game. The discount will be available between 12:01am PT Friday, November 29 and 11:59pm PT Sunday, December 1 and is available to all players.
For Forza Motorsport 5 VIP members, you will be GIFTED (thats right, the most expensive car for free!) the 2013 Lotus E21 F1 car. If you’ve already purchased the E21 you’ll be gifted the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO instead. The E21 and the ’62 Ferrari cost 6,000,000 credits each in-game and are the two most expensive cars in Forza 5. We have been told by someone at Turn 10 that this could take up to the 24 hours or more to occur. But that is not a deal-breaker at all considering how generous they’re actually being.
For the folks who purchased either the LaFerrari Car Pack or the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass will be gifted the 2013 LaFerrari directly into our garages; you won’t have to save up and ever buy it in-game! (This can also up to 24 hours for you inpatient peeps). Turn 10 is also “dramatically increasing” the credit payout available to all players during the month of December by way of Forza Rewards, which is just Turn 10’s loyalty program for spending so much damn money on virtual cars with them.
Big victory for the gaming community! We spoke up, said how much their price structure sucks, and they actually responded positively about it. THIS IS HOW THE INDUSTRY SHOULD WORK!