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Forza Removes lootboxes from games, Gran Turismo adds microtransactions after promising never to a year after launch.

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Vandalsquad    469

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One major area of discussion for the team has been prize crates. While we’ve never charged money for prize crates in Forza Motorsport 7, their presence in the game has continued to be a source of controversy. The overwhelming feedback has been that this system feels out of place in the game. After careful consideration, we have decided to completely remove prize crates from Forza Motorsport 7. Similarly, paid tokens – which were a part of previous Forza games – will not be coming to Forza Motorsport 7 or Forza Horizon 4.

 

https://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/Forza_Summer_Update

 

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Gran Turismo Sport’s July update is now live, adding a new race track and more cars. It’s also introduced microtransactions, something the series producer said last winter the game wouldn’t have...

 

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/07/gran-turismo-sport-gets-microtransactions-a-year-after-series-producer-said-it-wouldnt/

 

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dipsylalapo    1,646

It's good see the removal of loot boxes like this. It's a shame that GT went the other way with micro transactions! Hopefully there will be enough backlash that it'll be removed from here too. 

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tsupersonic    1,725

Nice direction. I have bought Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One specifically for racing games like Forza/PGR. I just pre-ordered FH4 Ultimate a few days back, and can't wait for Sept. 28.

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Skiver    1,935

Now we just need FM7 to be added to the game pass and I'll finally give it a shot.

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Vandalsquad    469
13 hours ago, Skiver said:

Now we just need FM7 to be added to the game pass and I'll finally give it a shot.

I think they’ll wait until after FH4 is released, they don’t want people to get burnt out before hand. I think FM7 will be the main simulation title for awhile I see FM8 being a Scarlett launch title. 

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Skiver    1,935
6 hours ago, Vandalsquad said:

I think they’ll wait until after FH4 is released, they don’t want people to get burnt out before hand. I think FM7 will be the main simulation title for awhile I see FM8 being a Scarlett launch title. 

FH4 is already confirmed to drop to gamepass on release though right? 

 

I feel like it makes more sense to drop beforehand than after, for those who love both series won't be playing FM7 when FH4 drops so you might as well try and boost the numbers now when there's not as much competition. I'll play FH4 because I have the game pass but I'm not really keen on the street racing style, I much prefer track racing.

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Vandalsquad    469
1 hour ago, Skiver said:

FH4 is already confirmed to drop to gamepass on release though right? 

 

I feel like it makes more sense to drop beforehand than after, for those who love both series won't be playing FM7 when FH4 drops so you might as well try and boost the numbers now when there's not as much competition. I'll play FH4 because I have the game pass but I'm not really keen on the street racing style, I much prefer track racing.

Yep, Microsoft 1st party so day one day pass so I expect massive massive numbers, I have gamepass but will buy this physical in the ultimate or whatever edition like I do for every Forza.

 

I agree, I think they just don't want people doing Forza 7 for weeks on end then not bothering with FH4, 7 is a massive game with a lot of content probably should of dropped it at the very start of gamepass being announced.

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