Turn 10 Slams Into Reverse on Forza 7's VIP Pass

Forza Motorsport 7

Forza 7 feels like a free-to-play game you paid $60 to play

"Over the weekend we heard loud and clear from Ultimate Edition owners expressing frustration over the VIP membership offer in Forza Motorsport 7", studio head Alan Hartman writes.

Anyone Can Have Fun -From new players to esports pros, Forza Motorsport 7 is the most customizable game yet with new Assists and Mods created to help all skill levels and unprecedented tuning for veterans to dial in the game how they like.

Microsoft and developer Turn 10 immediately felt the backlash when the store rating for the VIP pass plummeted to a dismal 1.3 (545 one-star reviews to 34 five-star ratings as of this writing). In Forza 7, Turn 10 ditched the always-on double credit bonus for five limited use "mod cards".

Packed with more content than ever, visuals that leave you astounded and a driving model that is exciting yet ever reliable, Forza Motorsport 7 is clearly ahead of the pack when it comes to racing games. Those players who purchased Forza 7's Ultimate Edition to get access to VIP mode were not warned pre-launch that the add-on would work significantly differently in Forza 7 to past Forza games. As head of the studio, I apologize for any confusion or frustration our players may have experienced ... This new system will work like it did in Forza Motorsport 6, offering a 2X base credit bonus after every race. Players will not only enjoy an immediate bump to their Car Collection score after adding these Tier 5 Legendary cars to their garages, they'll also be able to take advantage of the inherent perks that each of these cars offer.

Turn 10 will also be sending VIP members four additional cars and one million CR. "Look for more information on this update as we near the release date", said Hartman.

Finally, the letter addresses PC stability and performance, and while there's a lot of positive things coming from benchmarks with mid-high end PCs getting excellent performance and 4K60 racing well within reach, there have been people reporting stability and performance issues. The team says it is "working around the clock" to find and resolve issues as they're reported. Because all of those settings could always be changed prior to the start of every race, myself and many others played around with them to maximise profits.

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