Forza 5 economy patch incoming as early as next week, slashes car prices by 45 percent

Forza 5 update also includes two new multiplayer modes.

A Forza Motorsport 5 patch that cumulatively slashes the prices of the game's on-disc cars by 45 percent could be released as early as next week, developer Turn 10 has said.

As an example, Turn 10 referenced the Ferrari 250 GTO, which will now cost 2 million credits after the patch. The car cost 6 million credits when the game launched.

The rate of income in the new patch has been more than doubled, too, meaning players will earn money faster and also be able to spend it quicker. Turn 10 says that, with the new Forza 5 update, players will be able to earn new cars in a fifth of the time that they earned them in Forza Motorsport 4.

Along with the economy tweak, the incoming update will add drag racing and tag multiplayer modes. Drag racing will allow 16-players in one lobby and one-on-one duels or eight players on the same strip. Tag will come in three variants: Keep The It, Tag Virus, and Pass The It.

Forza Motorsport 5's economy has been criticised for not gifting players cars as they progress through the career, instead making players rely entirely on in-game winnings to fill out their in-game garages.

The developer previously offered 50 percent off all in-game cars over the Thanksgiving weekend.

For more information on the Xbox One launch racer, check out GameSpot's Forza Motorsport 5 review.

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AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Why do people presume they can match content on previous games for the first title on a new system? 


One of the reasons Nurburgring is not in there is because of the sheer amount of work it would have taken to get it in.


If you don't find Forza 5 a good value proposition yet wait till Forza 6.




sethschroeder07
sethschroeder07

Wow are you people stupid they are talking about game cash that you earn not REAL cash.... Unless people are spending 2 million dollars for a car in a game....

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

So they're going to give refunds of the difference in price for everyone who bought this garbage, right?


....Right?

walterg74
walterg74

I agree with most folks here.. If they want to lut out a free to play game with all this fine, you can always choose to get it or not. But releasing a game as normal, woth a $60 price tag, and then having this bullshit, that's just not right... You can't have it both ways developers...

RicanV
RicanV moderator

Translation: Forza not selling as well as it should have.

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Just for the record, Creative director Dan Greenawalt sounds like a sore ass with all his microtransaction talks and in not so many words kinda spits in the faces of past forza racers due to shortcoming done on XB1.  But yet has the false decency to say "More tracks are coming Forza 5 way"..  In no way shape or form does he even say it's free and still feels that what Forza 5 did is on par of what X360 did on it's second year of Forza 2 with 14 tracks.. (BullshitTalk)


Simply put..  This guy is coming off sounding more and more like a huge tool. So if he continues to get quoted by popular or unpopular websites. it's very visible that their hidden pay to play agenda has reached full circle.  Forza 5 is still a great game but as time moves forward it some will be left old and in the cold if you don't pony up more cash to be relevant.

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

I'll put this in simple words. 


I don't have time for that:

Gamers that use the excuse I don't have time to put into a game so I spend more money (micro tran$action) to further advance myself and try to stay in the top of the heap are not really considered true gamers.


Win at all costs

Gamers who don't use that excuse above but still spend real money on micro tran$actions to help further and separate themselves from others are considered self absurd gamers who rather be considered top players, leaderboard whores and are not very well respected


Genuine:

Gamers who play the game, put in the work and actually earn what the game offers without a glitch or farming system are the ones that need praise and recognition from the 2 examples above.


Bottomline:

If what I wrote upsets you, then good cause my point was directed at you. I won't add a nickle more than what I paid on Forza 5 Day One for XB1.  Same rule applies to past series of this game.  In many ways this XB1 game offers less than what X360 Forza 4 and what Forza Horizon offered. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

They must have started assembling the cars at Foxconn :P

chadesposito
chadesposito

The saddest thing here is how Turn 10, and the industry in general are just trying to get away with this BS all the time. Now, if people complain, then they will lower their abuse, and some retarded gamers will say: "Oh, they listen to us, they love us". The abuse shouldn't happen in the first place. These guys use great psychology: First they try to screw you as much as possible; then they lower the abuse, and people feel important and taken into account. Funny how retarded some gamers can be. The day DLC and MTs vanish from the industry, will be the day gamers can "celebrate" something.

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

It's an amazing game, but it's a disgrace as well. It'll be the last Forza game I get if it's anything like this. There's 1/100 of the cars and tracks that were Forza 3 (yes 3!). I hope they don't sell a single car from this and that gamers stand their ground.We need to start letting them know that this is not ok. Hopefully they take some more hits and I'd love for some media coverage to start reporting on this because this is practically fraud. $60 for a game and $50 for a single car?! Oh wait, $28 now! And I don't want to hear that it was because the game was rushed, because if that was the case they would be giving us some free cars, even EA is giving us the new Mustang for free! I have to say, Turn 10 has become worse than EA now with this game. I've played plenty of EA games and not a single one of them is nearly as pathetic as this. Even though some of their recent additions of franchises are a little meh, I've never had microtransactions shoved down my throat on a console game until I got Forza 5. We really need to get some gamers together and fight against this (also against GT6 which seems to be the exact same). Hopefully GS keeps stirring the pot and keeps posting articles about this. I'd love to see them continue to not sell anything. I don't think it's the prices, I think it's the entire thought of having to pay over $60 for a game with not even half the features as it's predecessors.

barkeep
barkeep

There are some games where I find value in the DLC provides real value.  However games like Forza nickel and dime you.  I won't purchase this game just for that reason.


I'm not a fan of 15$ for 3 new multi-player maps either!

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I was interested in this game but the DLC in Forza 4 was bad enough, now I don't even feel like contributing to your company any more.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Microsoft and others you can stick your Micro transactions up your arsehole !!!! DLC to extend the life of a FULL game (cough not half a game) OK, but thats as far as it goes !

blackciti
blackciti

Microsoft seems more restrictive with their new games. I have a 360 and played forza 4 and enjoyed it and that game seem to have more "freedoms". There was no "economy patch" needed. I don't know if I want a xbone now. I might just get the ps4 instead of both systems. I wonder if you can level up car manufacturers in 5 to get free upgrades like you could in 4?

stickybun
stickybun

How's about giving us a few more tracks for free as well?

stickybun
stickybun

Good. It would be nice to buy multiple cars in each event... It feels like you're kind of stuck with what ever car you purchase with credits right now.

heznave
heznave

I was pissed I didn't get any rewards for my previous Forza games progress.  Both Forza 3 and 4 gave me a ton of nice cars for my progress in Forza 2 and 3 respectively.  Forza 5 said "Oh you've played our games before?  F YOU!"

nurnberg
nurnberg

So microtransactions flopped.  Victory for gamers.

tomservo51
tomservo51

So they are fixing the GRINDFEST this game used to be? These guys are total Jerks!

vallee05
vallee05

I don't care for or support microtransaction, and a I think it's good for gamers to speak with their wallets in favor or against this, while also speaking there thought maturely on this practice. However, some of the comments shows you either never played the game or your taking out your frustration because of your poor driving skills and feel this is a "pay to win" microtransaction model (which it isn't) as an excuse why you are doing so poorly in-game.


It's good to see the additional modes in the game like drag racing, but the tag racing.... not sure have to see the guidelines and rules. I hope the next patch allows for custom public lobbies, cosmetic damage "on", 3 laps turned into 10 laps, etc. I'll continue to enjoy this game while I speak with my wallet and not support microtransaction.

Cronyk
Cronyk

Dont really care for this... the less you have to work for a car the less you value it once you get it... plus you buy a new car so fast you barely have time to learn anything about your first.... bad call imo

carolino
carolino

they wanted to double charge players before this


Twice!


you can see there love for the player just by this crazy number



The_Game21x
The_Game21x

This is why I like Turn 10. They've acknowledged that the grind is tedious and are taking steps to remedy it. Not only that, longtime Forza players like myself were rewarded with a few million credits that'll be waiting for me when I get the game. Good for them. 


It'll be interesting to see how Polyphony Digital responds to the backlash to their microtransaction system after this.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

God I want this game so badly. GT6 is fun but I'm dying to play a next-gen racer.

sethschroeder07
sethschroeder07

Refund on what? It's a in game car you bought, just go out race some more and earn the credits back. Doubt they are going to give credits back and doesn't bother me that they won't.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

@RicanV More like lots of complaints from the community.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

@DARKSPACE Does it really affect you if someone else buys credits to progress faster?



Also, the XB1 game offers less than Forza 4 because its the first game on a new system.

allever
allever

@chadesposito Do you mean like Microsoft and their XO fiasco?  The 180 reversal... Those people?... You know who you are...

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@chadespositoYeah,they have better kept the economy as it was so people can complain the whole next year about it.

bob_loblaw1981
bob_loblaw1981

@blackciti  you can still lvl the manufacturers  but you get a % boost to winnings and xp for each lvl


sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@heznaveHuh?
Go to the rewards site and you will probably see that they will gift you around 4,000,000 according to your Forza stats.

And how should they check your X360 save game on a X1?

night_drifter05
night_drifter05

@nurnberg This has nothing to do with Microtransactions flopping. This is idiot's who want everything given to them and when they realized they actually had to play the game to get the cars now they started whining to get it patched. They may as well just give you a free car for every race you win because that's the only way people will ever be happy. They are basically letting idiots ruin the game.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Seriously. If you finish in 3rd place every race, no shit you'll be broke. Forza hands out cars like shots at a frat party, cars you can turn around and sell. I had more money than I knew what to do with in F4 and Horizon. I bought crappy cars JUST BECAUSE I HAD THE MONEY.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

I've been tempted to use the Mercedes Vision GT glitch to get the 20 mill...

walterg74
walterg74

Yeah.. You completely missing the point, but keep trying...

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Shouldn't you be under a bridge somewhere?

allever
allever

@walterg74 Don't get mad because I said something negative about MS.  They aren't the only one.. Just an obvious example. 

Anyways, here's your pacifier.  Keep on sucking on it.


sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@carolinoReduced price of cars...1,400,000 credits for an Enzo Ferrari.
Now its about 800,000 credits.
There was no need to use MT before the changes too,imo.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Um, no. Turn 10 doesn't receive a big bag of money (complete with a green $ sign) with a note saying "Here is this month's profit!"

If the game sells well but nobody buys the credit packs, they see that. You telling me I shouldn't buy GTA5 too? El oh El.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@stage4saiyan Anyone who buys this game even those who don't plan on buying any microtransactions are supporting this practice and giving them the OK.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Support what? I wouldn't buy microtransactions. I haven't in GT6 yet and I wouldn't if I had Forza 5. It's a racing game, you're SUPPOSED to play races repeatedly to get the best lap time possible. Just because Joe Shmoe decided to support being able to buy a pack of credits doesn't mean I, someone with (thanks to finals being over) plenty of free time, should refuse to support a great series. The ONLY time it's unacceptable is if they have cars above the credit cap, and ONLY people that pay can get them. That's a problem, not what Forza or GT has.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@stage4saiyan Oh ok ..I just don't see why anyone would support this even with their favorite series but hey you are free to like what ever it is you want to like.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

The latter. The game looks fun, and I loved Forza 3 and 4, along with Horizon.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@stage4saiyan Are you calling me poor or a troll? Ha I can't tell which one... maybe both? least i have chicken.