Turn 10 Decides to Completely Remove Paid Tokens and Prize Crates from Upcoming Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7
Turn 10 Studios received a lot of backlash from their fans over Forza Motorsport 7’s prize crates since the game’s original launch in October 2017. That’s why Studio Head Alan Hartman went to the game’s official blog to reveal they are finally removing it from the title, alongside confirming their absence from the upcoming Forza Horizon 4. Not only that, Forza Horizon 4 won’t even feature paid tokens, something present in previous Forza games.
We’ve got lots of great stuff still to come. We’re continuing to pour our heart and soul into Forza Motorsport 7, including building brand-new experiences like our “experimental drag racing” feature, as well as introducing game enhancements like updated track limits, Time Attack mode, drift scoring and enhanced drift steering angle, and our upcoming Forza Race Regulations systems, all of which have developed from our ongoing conversation with the Forza community.
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.
Due to the complexity of removing prize crates from the game – while keeping access to Driver Gear, Mods and Badges – we expect that this process will be completed in the winter timeframe. Starting this month we’ve already taken steps towards that goal, first by unlocking more than 100 previously locked “exclusive” cars and, second, by completely removing cars from the prize crates in the game. The current lineup of prize crates offer no competitive advantage and only offer Driver Gear suits, Mods and badges, and these crates will remain in place until crates are removed entirely.
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