Forza 5 makes “fundamental improvements” to its criticized in-game economy

The latest update makes the 200 cars that came on the disc available in Free Play mode and adds DLC cars to garage at no additional cost.

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A Forza Motorsport 5 update released yesterday makes “fundamental improvements” to its in-game economy, giving players faster, easier access to more cars, developer Turn 10 Studios has said.

With the new update, players who purchase DLC cars can add them to their garage immediately. Previously, players would have to pay in-game currency or more real money to add cars to their garage, even after buying the DLC. This applies to all current and future DLC.

In addition, the update makes all of the initial 200 cars that launched with Forza Motorsport 5 available as rental cars, meaning you can use them in the game’s Free Play mode.

Back in December 2013, after a lot of complaints from players, Turn 10 made another significant change to the game’s economy, slashing car prices by 45 percent and doubling the income rate.

“I look at the game we launched on November 22, 2013 and the game that I play today, and I see something that has changed dramatically over the past four months,” Turn 10 Creative Director Dan Greenawalt said in an open letter yesterday. “We’ve made some significant changes to the game’s economy, we’ve added new features, and we’ve continued a steady stream of new content, including track add-ons like February’s free addition of Road America.”

Greenawalt also said that Turn 10 will announce another free add-on in April. For more on Forza Motorsport 5, check out our review.

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