Okay, in light of the furore that has erupted over the last few weeks concerning “Loot Boxes” in AAA video games, I find myself playing Forza and wondering why T10 and Microsoft are taking a verbal kicking for the “Loot Box” system in Forza.
I can only surmise that the game journalists and YouTube content creators haven’t actually played Forza because, to be brutally honest, I cannot see how the “Loot Boxes” in FM7 can, in any way, be described as “Pay To Win”
I have over 475 cars, 120 race suits, won 333 races in career mode, bought every specialist dealer car to date, won all the Forzathon cars, I am tier 35, level 341, I am a VIP pass holder, so I earn x2 the standard cash and currently have about 1.5 million credits in the bank.
I list this info purely for reference .
I purchase mod card loot crates to boost the cash rewards from races, generally the 30k Master Mod Crate, which I think are good value at 30k in game credits as I make around +540% using the crates because I run the career races either on long or extra long with the Divatar difficulty on pro or unbeatable (which they are definately NOT) Just cjeck out my leaderboard times, I ain’t quick, and I can beat them.
So, the FM7 generally make it HARDER to win, forcing off assists and such. The mod cards can’t make it rain or be a night race, they reward you for playing the appropriate mod card when a race comes up. This argument was levelled at Forza by a couple of YouTube gaming channels, and I feel unfairly at this point.
If you want to spend your hard earned credits on car crates, fine, you win a car, then you have to tune the bugger to the right PI, and then have the skill to beat your opponents in eithe career or in online lobbies.
Forza is probably the least “Pay to Win” game out there, even with the it’s loot crates because the tunes and paint jobs are free!
But if T10 and Microsoft don’t want to be tarred with the EA brush then all they have to do is not implement the token microtransactions system. Or limit what you can purchase with them, like cars and car parts, and leave the loot crates only purchasable with in game credits.
Just my opinion, I open the floor…