Turn 10 have explained that the not-at-all “micro”transactions in new Xbox One racer, Forza Motorsport 5, have been “fundamentally misunderstood.”
Dan Greenawalt from Turn 10 has explained that it was the studios decision, not Microsoft’s, to include these in-game payments. “Honestly I think, unfortunately, people attribute too much communication to this organisation,” he said. “For the most part, Microsoft sees it as we’re doing a good thing so keep it up, and so we’re left alone.”
“There’s a small group of players that can’t be bothered to do things and they have disposable income. They’re the sim guys in a lot of cases. They don’t want to do the career, and they don’t value those aspects, and that’s alright by me,” said Dan.
“We were looking at it as basically giving people cheats, but if you want to put cheats in you have to pay for them, which puts a barrier in and makes it exclusive to those who want to pay for them,” added Dan.
An interetsing choice of words as our own Alex fortold of “Cheat codes for cash” at the start of the year.
Anyway, let’s recap, apparently we’ve misunderstood the ridiculously priced, really-not-micro-at-all transactions in Forza 5. They are not there to make money, they are just the things you used to get for free but now you pay for them.
Source: GI Biz