Microtransactions Added To Forza Motorsport 6 In A Stealth Update
One of the most criticized and controversial feature of Forza Motorsport 5 was its microtransaction system which received a lot of flak from franchise fans as well as reviewers. When Motorsport 6 launched, everyone was happy to notice that the feature was no longer in place; however that happiness was short lived as just after 2 months of game’s release, developers Turn 10 Studios have sneaked in microtransactions in the game following the latest update.
In this case, there wasn’t even any prior notice, well at least not in the form of a proper news update since this addition was only mentioned in their weekly blog on Friday as a footnote and then implemented in the game over the same weekend making fans cry out.
The new system introduces tokens in the game that can be purchased from the game’s marketplace and then exchanged for cars or blind packs of mods that can alter the single player gameplay.
This isn’t even the first time a microtransaction system has been snuck into a Forza game, months after release. Last year’s Forza Horizon 2 saw the same thing happening in the form of tokens after a couple of months.
Thankfully the new token system in Motorsport 6 isn’t as invasive as it was in Motorsport 5 where it somewhat merged with the core gameplay, especially since the game easily rewards players with cars so they don’t have to purchase the tokens.
Tokens are available in packs costing from £0.79 for 100 to £64.99 for 20,000. 100 tokens will buy you a superior mod pack or a couple of modest cars . An exotic race car like the Audi R18 will cost around 3000 tokens – somewhere between £10 or £20 depending what rate you buy the tokens at.