Forza Motorsport 5 developer Turn 10 is debuting a series of temporary offers to satiate players while it tinkers with its much derided micro-transaction-based economy - one that our Martin Robinson noted operates like a free-to-play game that still costs full price.
"We're in the process of making some changes to the Forza Motorsport 5 economy. But, while we're putting the final touches on that, we want to make sure everyone continues having a great time with Forza 5," noted Turn 10's Brian Ekberg on the studio's latest news wire.
As such, it's debuting a handful of new offers, such as:
- 50 per cent off every car in the game between Friday 30th November at 8:01 a.m. GMT to Monday, 2nd December at 7:59 a.m. This includes purchasing them with credits or tokens.
- Forza Motorsport 5 VIP members receive a free 2013 Lotus E21 grand prix car.
- VIP members who already purchased the 2013 Lotus E21 will receive the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO instead.
- Those who have purchased the LaFerrari Car Pack or the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass will get the 2013 LaFerrari gifted directly into their garage.
- Credit payouts for Forza Rewards - a loyalty program that rewards players for sticking with the series - will increase "dramatically" come December. Turn 10 noted, "The higher your Tier level reaches before December rolls around, the better the rewards you'll be able to redeem, so get your play time in now and level up!"
Furthermore, those who purchased the Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition will be given the chance to download any car of their choice at no extra charge as the developer erroneously claimed that the 1250 tokens given to Limited Edition owners would be enough to buy any car. It wasn't, so now they'll get their pick of the litter in addition to the extra tokens. Unfortunately, this offer isn't ready just yet and will be claimed through a dedicated site that will launch no later than 16th December.
Of course, all of these are temporary measures to quell the backlash and none of them offer a permanent solution. That being said, Turn 10 is still looking into things. "Looking ahead, we'll continue to make further adjustments to the Forza Motorsport 5 economy when they're needed and I'll be sure to keep you informed as these changes are made," the developer added. "For now, take advantage of all the cool stuff coming your way and, as always, thanks for your patience and for being a member of the Forza Motorsport community."
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