Submitted by CallOfDutyFan 484d ago | opinion piece

Forza Motorsport 5's game of the year edition is lacking

Turn 10 Studios announced a Racing Game of the Year Edition for Forza Motorsport 5 by way of IGN, scheduled to arrive on July 22, 2014 for Xbox One for $60/£50/€70. (Forza Motorsport 5, Xbox One)

F4sterTh4nFTL  +   484d ago
Total scammmers. I can understand EA, Activision or Ubisoft doing this but when you are releasing a console seller the last thing you want to do is turn off potential customers with shady practices like overpriced DLCs and totally useless GOTY versions.

Forza 6 needs to have more than 500 cars at launch + more than 30 tracks + no bullshit pre-order crap + free dlc if it wants to sell lots of consoles. This half-assed effort is not going to entice people to get Xbox One consoles just to play Forza.
Yi-Long  +   484d ago
Well, Forza has sadly been doing this for many years now, which is the reason why Forza 3's Ultimate Edition was the last (proper) Forza game I bought, and I bought that (new) for 8 euro or something, BECAUSE they were already doing that DLC-crap. Great bargain. Great game. Would have happily paid 50-60 bucks for it if it had launched like that.

DLC milking = I wait! And might lose interest altogether.

I love the Forza games (gameplay, graphics), but the whole DLC-milking greed has completely turned me off from the series, as well as from the Xbox console, because that was pretty much the only exclusive I cared about (I'm not much of a Halo/Gears fan. Just not a big fan of shooters or sci-fi).

I had wanted to pick up a GOTY for Forza 4, but that never really happened. There was a 'GOTY', but that only had 21 extra cars, which is ridiculous considering all the DLC that has been released.

They're great games, but I hate being nickel-and-dimed, so I honestly can't be bothered with the Forza games anymore.

Hopefully, there will be lots of competition this new generation, like Project Cars, and perhaps some great next-gen racer from Codemasters, and obviously GT7 and Drive Club, etc etc, and hopefully those games will steer away from the obsessive DLC-milking that Turn 10 Studio's has stooped to...

Releasing a 'GOTY' like this, for that ridiculous price... well ... I guess that's what they feel it's worth, but I as a consumer will stay very far away from it.
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memots  +   484d ago
"the obsessive DLC-milking that Turn 10 Studio's has stooped to... "

It's not turn 10, it's mostly ms and the whole industry now, look at all games that have released on the Xbo even the full price retail release , all loaded with dlc and in app purchases , it's way out of hand
Boody-Bandit  +   484d ago

"It's not turn 10, it's mostly ms" - you should've stopped there.

MS was the number one driving force behind paying to play and the swing to paying for DLC. Look no further than XBL and Gears of War. EA and Activision turned it into an art form and now nearly every developer / publisher is now on board.

Turn 10 has turned lots of their once fans off with their DLC. I have been a Forza fan since the original game and a member of the Forza forums since they've started. A lot of once Forza fans have either moved on or wait until they can pick up the newer iterations at a reduced price. I do that latter.

I picked up Forza 5 from GF for -$30. For me that was the sweet spot and I wont purchase any DLC. I purchased the Season Pass once and it was pretty frustrating that a fair amount of DLC that was released wasn't free under the Season Pass. Now the Forza series is one of the worst DLC driven series in gaming today and it's a damn shame.
MeliMel  +   484d ago
I agree Forza 5 needs more content. But whats the difference from the practices most devs did last gen? Seemed like every game was getting a GOTY Edition at one point. I hope Forza 6 is better, but I wouldnt make to much of it. Just dont buy it if you think its lacking.
MonstaTruk  +   484d ago
You didn't read the article, I assume? The only difference from the regular and GOTY edition of Forza 5 is the free DLC they already had available to download. No paid DLC will be available on the GOTY edition. That's NOT how the average company does GOTY editions. This is Microsoft...
AussieBadger  +   484d ago
Great game. I really love the drivatar. Excellent feature.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   484d ago
Unfortunately the whole game was lacking. I don't like how online works, and there are hardly any tracks.
Its a shame as it plays really well.
OwnageDC650  +   484d ago
LoL, weakest game of the year edition. I was expecting pretty much all of the DLC included.
Yi-Long  +   484d ago
I'm guessing they hope the average consumer will just read the box, which says 'GOTY-edition', and will assume it will include all the DLC, as most 'GOTY-editions' do... so they'll buy it.

For those who are informed, this just signals a new low, for the Forza series, for Microsoft, and just for the greedy practices in today's gaming industry, when it comes to nickel-and-diming your customers.

It's a shame. Forza is a great game, but it's just ruined by this kind of greed. Unless you're a hardcore fan, I'd think very hard before buying Forza 6 on day 1 for full price, cause basically it just means that you're probably buying half a game, considering all the content they will try to sell you afterwards, at a premium price.
MrSwankSinatra  +   484d ago
I really hope this doesn't become a trend. It's bad enough that games already have horrible DLC business models, but this takes the cake. We can't even get a true GOTY edition for a game?
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RiPPn  +   484d ago
They just continue to try and rip people off with this title..
Mattz  +   484d ago
Totally wrong.. every bit of dlc should be included.

They need to re-think this one, especially when the xb1 is starting to gain momentum.

This is just going to put the breaks on again
mhunterjr  +   484d ago
Personally, I really like Forza. It's a great racing game. But I don't have the funds that it would take to enjoy it the way I want to... Until there is a version with all DLC, I won't buy it.

That said, I do respect that Turn 10 has built its cars and tracks from scratch. Other franchises would have just reused old assets. While that approach would yield more content, it doesn't exactly make for a 'new' experience when playing sequels. I think turn 10s approach in this regard was right for the start of a new gen, and future Forza games will be better because of it. I just find it too expensive to get maximum enjoyment out of THIS game.

Its not just an Forza thing (launched with just over 200 cars). I'd probably wait before purchasing DriveClub (will launch with 51cars) despite how awesome it looks, because it's car count is limited for the same reasons... The need to build everything from scratch for a new gen. I respect that fact, but I'll just have to wait a little before I get on board. Hopefully the DriveClub GOTY edition is more inclusive.
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Boody-Bandit  +   484d ago
They didn't build all of the tracks from scratch. Only some of them were laser scanned (the real world tracks). Not all the real world tracks were laser scanned either. Just some of them like Bathurst and Silverstone. All the fictional tracks like the Bernese Alps track (real world location but fictional track) were reused from F4 and polished / updated a bit than ported to the new gen X1.

I originally thought all of them were built from the ground up to but once I started playing the game I realized some were the exact same scale as the original and did some research. That's when I found out it was just some of the real world tracks that were laser scanned and built from the ground up.
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mhunterjr  +   484d ago
I did some research too... Even the courses that share assets took a while to rebuild. The cheapest one took 9months. And each car took 6months. It's clear the team was and is working hard, not just trying to be 'scammers'. That said, it's understandable that customers who are used to the quantities found in, say, gran Tourismo... But at the same time, we should realize that to date, gran Tourismo has been reusing a ton of assets, and many of the cars in the game are just minor variations and don't add to development time. I'd imagine that the next GT will take plenty of time in development before it can deliver the amount of content GT fans expect.
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styferion  +   484d ago
That's.. quite an underwhelming content for a GOTY edition, besides it's stated on the article they haven't finished rolling out contents yet, why the hell release GOTY version so soon then?
I love my Forza and currently waiting FH 2 release to buy XB1, but not like this man, not like this.
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Father__Merrin  +   484d ago
the cloud ai is what sets this apart
64commando  +   484d ago
GOTY editions for a game with basic good reviews. More stupid shit that makes me hate Microsoft
eferreira  +   484d ago
got this game at launch and this goty edition sounds pathetic. Little peeved that its coming out like 8 or 9 months after the initial release.
MonstaTruk  +   484d ago
What gets me is...I see all these comments about how this isn't a true GOTY edition, this is a scam, I hope others don't follow this business model in the future...but they will be in line, DAY ONE, for Forza Horizon 2...*smh*

These publishers that spam like that don't stop because you SAY so. Put on your big boy pants, look at the game on the shelf, and make a statement to them buy keeping your money in your walket, or buy the competition's game that DOESN'T follow that trend. But if you're a weak-minded little kid that just can't stop giving your money to them, that's fine. Just stop making excuses why, just say out loud that you're a weak-minded little kid...
Spotie  +   484d ago
The excuses will come.

In all honesty, there is NO excuse for this; that seems to be a trend with Microsoft. And yet the excuses always come.

Sadly, there just will not be enough people who decide not to buy. It's rare in general, but when it comes to Microsoft, it's by design. Thru have conditioned their consumers to buy their product regardless. So no matter what unfair tactic or anti-consumer practice they employ, their fans will justify it as being alright.

If there were people who say the XB1 in its original form was a good thing, you can bet those same ones and others will say this is okay.
MrSwankSinatra  +   484d ago
Speak for yourself.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   484d ago
Scammed GOTY edition! unfortunately which sadden me so!
SoulSercher620  +   484d ago
LMAO Racing game of the year? Hardly. GT6 outclasses this game in so many ways. Not only that it doesn't even provide you with ALL the content coming for this game. Shame on you Turn 10.

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