Players often have more power than they realize. The latest example of that comes from the Forza community and their feedback regarding what is arguably one of the best racing franchises of this generation. The head of Turn 10 Studios, Alan Hartman, posted a letter on the official Forza website to inform the community of upcoming changes to last year’s Forza Motorsport 7. Hartman also noted that the upcoming Forza Horizon 4 will not utilize paid tokens – a form of in-game currency used in previous titles – in Forza Horizon 4. This is directly attributable to feedback from Forza players about in-game monetization. “[…] paid tokens – which were a part of previous Forza games – will not be coming to Forza Motorsport 7 or Forza Horizon 4,” wrote Hartman.
The prize crate system that is currently in Forza Motorsport 7 will also be removed though it should be noted that these could never be purchased with money. However, community feedback indicated that the prize crate system felt “out of place” in a Forza title. The crates should be gone sometime this winter. In the meantime, Turn 10 Studios has unlocked all of the cars that were once exclusive to the prize crates; these vehicles can now be purchased with in-game credits just like they could in earlier entries in the franchise. The prize crates currently only offer Driver Gear suits, mods and badges – none of which can provide players with a competitive advantage over others.
Turn 10 Studios has already stated that they are not currently working on the next entry in the Motorsport series; they are instead working on a number of free updates for Forza Motorsport 7 such as a drag racing mode and the Forza Race Regulations system.
As for Forza Horizon 4 the game is still scheduled to come out on October 2nd. There are three different retail SKUs of the game. If you don’t want to purchase it then the game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass.