Turn 10 and Microsoft has added microtransactions to Forza Motorsport 6. Players can buy in-game tokens used to unlock cars or event modifiers for the racing game with real-world money. Cars can still be unlocked through play, but the tokens offer a shortcut to better cars right away. The game did not launch with this feature, and the developer chose to bury the announcement in a community blog news roundup.
On Saturday, we’ll be activating tokens in Forza Motorsport 6, allowing players to purchase tokens which can be used for in-game items like cars and Mod packs. Players who do not wish to see the token feature in Forza Motorsport 6 menus will have the option to disable this feature from appearing by turning Tokens off in the HUD Options menu.
There’s a new twist. Microtransactions that you can block. The feature’s stealth launch and giving players the ability to turn it off in their games may be a result of Turn 10’s past experience with microtransactions. When a similar system was first revealed for Forza Motorsport 5, the community reacted negatively and the developer was forced to retool the in-game economy to make cars less expensive. The Forza Motorsport 6 token packs are available from 100 tokens for 99 cents (good for one car) to 20,000 tokens for $99.99.