Forza Motorsport 5 has been widely criticised for its in-game economy, chiefly because it deliberatley made it unnecessarily harder to access the more desirable cars. In an update released yesterday, Turn10 has taken steps to rectify this issue that will make “fundamental improvements” to the in-game ecnomy.
Previously, if you bought a DLC pack you still had to pay for them with your hard-earned in-game credits – an insult when you had just handed over your real life cash. After the update, this is no longer the case however, as DLC cars will now immediately be added to your garage.
Every one of the 200 cars have also been made available ot rent, so you can finally test drive every car in the game in Free Play mode. About time.
“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's 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.” He went onto say that another free update is due in April.
These are certainly postivie steps in making Forza 5 an altogether better experience that doesn't make the player feel cheated. You have to commend Turn10 for making the necessary changes in response to fan feedback, even if it does feel too little too late.