Turn 10 studios have some good news for its player base. As one of the biggest problem of gaming industry, loot boxes and microtransaction elements keep being the main questions of the industry. As a big step out of this question, the studio behind the Forza franchise has recently announced that the loot boxes and paid tokens would be removed from their games.
Forza Motorsport 7 will no longer support randomized cars, mods, hear and badges. On top of that, many other loot box or microtransactions related elements will be removed, as Alan Hartman indicated:
“One major area of discussion for the team has been prize crates. While we’ve never charged money for prize crates in Forza Motorsport 7, their presence in the game has continued to be a source of controversy. The overwhelming feedback has been that this system feels out of place in the game. After careful consideration, we have decided to completely remove prize crates from Forza Motorsport 7. Similarly, paid tokens – which were a part of previous Forza games – will not be coming to Forza Motorsport 7 or Forza Horizon 4.”
However, it will also mean that this period will take some time before it can be completely efficient:
“Due to the complexity of removing prize crates from the game – while keeping access to Driver Gear, Mods and Badges – we expect that this process will be completed in the winter timeframe. Starting this month we’ve already taken steps towards that goal, first by unlocking more than 100 previously locked “exclusive” cars and, second, by completely removing cars from the prize crates in the game. The current lineup of prize crates offer no competitive advantage and only offer Driver Gear suits, Mods and badges, and these crates will remain in place until crates are removed entirely.”
No matter what, this step forwards is a good improvement for the balance of the game. We hope to see more steps like this in the future in many other titles. And we do really hope that this controversy would be completely erased from the history of gaming industry.
Stay tuned for more!