Remember us telling you about that Top Gear pack for Forza III? Well, although that’s going to be available via DLC soon enough, it looks like the 10 additional cars that will feature in the corresponding Ultimate Edition won’t be available to ‘regular’ Forza III owners – oh no, you’ll need to buy the new retail disk itself, according to the latest Blog from the developers, if you want everything that the ‘Stig’s Garage Car Pack’ has to offer.
In what could be seen as a rather cynical way to drive new sales of the game at around about the same time as Sony gear up to release Gran Turismo 5, it looks like Turn 10’s move has frustrated existing owners of the game that’ll have to fork out again to get the new cars. This is doubly frustrating because the Ultimate Edition will contain all the DLC those existing owners, which includes myself, have already bought.
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Publishers Microsoft have issued an official statement on the matter, saying “right now ‘Stig’s Garage Car Pack’ is only available through the purchase of the Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection. We are evaluating if and how we release the collection independent of the retail bundle and will have more to share soon,” suggesting the news, which some have found hard to swallow after supporting the game over the year, might not be all bad.
Forza 3 scored 10/10 on TheSixthAxis, where we praised its community and creative aspects.