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Forza 5 owners to be rewarded after microtransaction backlash


Forza Motorsport 5 owners will be rewarded with a number of benefits and incentives later this week, after complaining about the game's Microtransactions.

From Friday, November 29, all cars will receive a 50 per cent discount on credits and tokens, with the offer being valid until December 1.

In addition, Turn 10 has also announced that it will dramatically increase credit payouts in-game during the month of December to allow gamers to earn enough for new cars without paying real cash. Finally, a free 2013 Lotus E21 grand prix car will be given to Forza 5 VIP members. If you've already purchased this car then you'll get a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

Fans initially seemed shocked to find Microtransations within the game, however Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer said that the company will listen and learn from the public.

"I want to be able to learn from what we put in.

"So let's make sure we are crafting the game and the analytics so we can see what the consumers - the gamers - like and don't - if you assume buying habits are a reflection of what people like. So that we can craft the experience better for the gamer."

What do you think of Microtransactions being in a game you have paid £50 for? Is this acceptable to you and if not what would make it acceptable.


Edited On 28 Nov, 2013

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Daddy, Daddy's Cool's avatar
Daddy, Daddy's Cool 3 years ago
Good old Microshaft up to their old tricks again, using their `we want to learn from the consumer' BS'. You've been in the industry for over 10 years MS, hardly noobs. It doesnt take much market research (or half a brain) to realise people will not be happy to fork out over £400 for a new machine & £50 for a new game, to be treated with micro transactions. Everyone should boycott them IMO.
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Kaysar 3 years ago
It's a shameful way to make more money from a customer you've already charged a lot of money to. To buy a racing game and not be able to unlock the full roster of cars without paying is wrong. However, if it's just a case of needing to unlock in game credits to get all the cars, and there aren't any inaccessible to those unwilling to pay, then it's just being extremely cheeky. Especially if it takes a long time to accrue the credits without paying for them
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Not sure how you can charge £50 for a game that is full of microtransactions if they charged £30 then people would of been more accepting. If you pay full retail price for a game in my opinion there should be no microtransactions at all.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Sadly the days when you can buy a whole game at retail are a thing of the past. Unless of course you go with Nintendo.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
I'm beyond caring about Micro-transactions now, I don't use them, my friends don't use them and they're the only ones I play with so, they're ignorable.The micro-transaction exclusive stuff like the skins in gears 3 and judgement however make me irate, but buying in game cash... it just makes me laugh that some people are so desperate to finish something they paid £50 for, shouldn't they want it to last as long as possible?
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-Shockle- 3 years ago
I believe that they put these micro's in because they were forced to remove DRM and they still want to earn money from a game bought 2nd hand, its like if they can't get us one way they will get us another. But it's a kick in face for anyone who has paid £50 for a game which forces them to spend weeks collecting free in game currency for overpriced cars or spending real cash for it instantly. I don't like the way Micro$oft plays, after learning about them paying for people to clap at E3 and hiring 1000 viral marketers to run down PS4 all over the internet, plus other things, but i will not be buying any games that include these microtransactions after already charging full price, and i wont be buying Forza because i refuse to accept this kind of practice in full price games.
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rustyV8 3 years ago
I purchased an XBOne with Forza on release last week and am beginning to regret the decision already. These micro transactions are just a joke but are sadly becoming the norm these days unless like stated above you stick with Nintendo.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Good for you turniphead.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
yeh gloria st0p pikin on mah bezzie m8
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Get a room you two.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Or a glory hole if you'd prefer Tootell.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
anthony you fancy being at da otha sdez of mah glory hole?
Kaysar's avatar
Kaysar 3 years ago
Well that wasn't a refusal...
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
;)
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i'm only messing with you anthony.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Not the way you'd like to mess with him though ;)
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JoeToots 3 years ago
how'd you know :O
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Your interest in glory holes gave it away.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
though so.
Im Going Space's avatar
Im Going Space 3 years ago
microsoft dont make the game, its turn 10. i don't understand the bitching about micro transactions, if you don't like it, ignore it. I thought it was quite easy to make money on F5, and didnt even realise there were micro transactions...

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