Microsoft Removes Lootboxes From Forza 7
Microsoft, the publisher of Forza Motorsport 7 for PC and Xbox One, has announced that lootboxes in the game will be removed entirely. The decision to remove lootboxes – dubbed as prize crates in the game – has come after feedback from players stating the feature didn’t fit in the game.
The game launched with praise for its gameplay, but many reviewers criticized the decision to include the prize crates – knowing that they would be attached to microtransactions. The initial plan was for the Forza Motorsport 7 to feature paid lootboxes, but that was changed after the initial backlash from players and critics. The company has then decided to remove the option to pay for the lootboxes.
Now, they’ve taken one step further. All of the unlockable cars that were previously exclusive to the prize crates, have been removed from the loot boxes and are now obtainable through normal gameplay. Because the prize crate system was integrated quite deeply into the game, it took a while before all of the changes could be made, according to Microsoft and the Forza development team.
The upcoming game in the franchise – Forza Horizon 4 – is considered a spinoff and is developed by another studio. Microsoft has already announced that Horizon 4 won’t feature the prize crates or any kind of lootbox system.