#1 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

Just saw this apparently Microsoft has announced the Forza 5 car pass which includes dozens of cars (Neogaf said 40) for 50$ which is kind of a step price if you ask me. But hey at least you will save a whole of 18% if you buy the pass.

Here is the link for the officia Xboxl site:

http://news.xbox.com/2013/11/games-forza-motorsport-5-car-pass-and-laferrari-car-pack-announcement

That is like a full retail game for just cars. I just hope this does not become any kind of trend because that is really expensive.

#2 Edited by isomeri (1273 posts) -

It sucks that they've apparently locked La Ferrari behind a DLC pack, and a day one DLC pack at that. But I did enjoy what I got from the Forza 4 season pass so I may get suckered into buying this one as well. Or then I'll just buy the ones I'm interested in for 6 bucks a pop. How expensive the season pass will ultimately end up being sort of depends on how many cars they're including in the game.

#3 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6182 posts) -

They've done this for a while. The real problem becomes when they make cars as DLC that were already in prior Forza games (the biggest offender being Forza Horizon).

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#4 Posted by spookytapes (263 posts) -

I thought the Forza 4 Season Pass was a good deal, but the Forza Horizon season pass was kind of a rip, I guess I'll wait and see this time out.

#5 Edited by Trace (3553 posts) -

Forza's site says ten cars per pack, so for six packs that's 60 cars. It's a little steep for $50, but there's generally a lot of good cars in Forza Motorsport's DLC, and it helps diversify the experience quite a bit when making custom races in multiplayer. I'll gladly put down the money, just like I put down $40 for 48 cars in Forza 4.

Horizon didn't have multiplayer that was as varied, so the season pass didn't make quite as much sense there. Not counting rally, silly single-player event restrictions, or the 1000 Club, only one car per PI class was really necessary.

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#6 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4206 posts) -

As I understand it, plenty of more cars came out after the Season Pass ended last time. So those are separate Car Packs, as I understand.

Funny that, my cousin was real psyched about this game, so it'll be interesting to see if he picks up this Car Pass thing. He seems pretty oblivious from the gaming world, so I'm pretty sure I'll have to mention it to him soon enough.

#7 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@darji said:

Just saw this apparently Microsoft has announced the Forza 5 car pass which includes dozens of cars (Neogaf said 40) for 50$ which is kind of a step price if you ask me. But hey at least you will save a whole of 18% if you buy the pass.

Here is the link for the officia Xboxl site:

http://news.xbox.com/2013/11/games-forza-motorsport-5-car-pass-and-laferrari-car-pack-announcement

That is like a full retail game for just cars. I just hope this does not become any kind of trend because that is really expensive.

Forza horizon and Forza 3 & 4 were the same way. At least Gran Turismo let you get 1000 cars Without dlc.. now if only they could have made the graphics better -.- Either way, ps4 for GT6 and Drive club!

#8 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

As I understand it, plenty of more cars came out after the Season Pass ended last time. So those are separate Car Packs, as I understand.

Correct. Usually there's at least another six packs afterwards for people who are still playing. They didn't do a second season pass for them in 4, but I wouldn't be surprised if they tried it for 5.

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#9 Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt (180 posts) -

Also, another important bit is that every DLC car will be available in Forzavista mode. I like this feature and think it is really cool that every car will have it this go around.

#10 Edited by Thedrbrian (64 posts) -

@mcshank: but 800 of those cars looked like ass.

#11 Edited by TheHT (11225 posts) -

Battlefield 4 has a $50 pass too right? Dropping $100 on a game from the outset isn't a very appealing proposition to me.

#12 Posted by MildMolasses (3220 posts) -

They've done this for a while. The real problem becomes when they make cars as DLC that were already in prior Forza games (the biggest offender being Forza Horizon).

Since this is a new game on a new console, I don't think you can hold that against them. However, I think its ridiculous to offer cars this way instead of just including them to begin with. I think dlc should be saved for concept cars or more specialty vehicles

#13 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -

I've been waffling on this, but I will probably take the plunge and pick up the car pack. If I get the 100+ hours of gaming out of Forza Motorsport 5 over the ~2 years until the next version that I got out of 3 (and probably would have out of 4 if life hadn't taken over), it'll be worth it.

#14 Posted by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

You don't actually get the cars. You get the right to purchase them. Think like a Costco membership for $50. To actually use the cars in game, you'd need to pay as much as $100 per vehicle, that's four thousand U.S. dollars. Of course, that $4,000 price isn't necessary because you earn tokens racing, but I've read somewhere that it'd take like 500 hours of gameplay to unlock them, so with minimum wage at $7/hour, you'd probably be saving money that way, but wouldn't you be sick of the game by the time to unlocked the cars you'd want to play with?

#15 Posted by SomeJerk (3243 posts) -

Console: $500
Live Gold: $60 a year
Game: $60
VIP: $20
Car DLC: $50
Opening your eyes: Priceless

For everything else, there's Mastercard.

#16 Posted by spraynardtatum (2896 posts) -

Buy this game used.

#17 Posted by Jayzilla (2561 posts) -

@somejerk said:

Console:

$500

Live Gold:

$60 a year

Game:

$60

VIP:

$20

Car DLC:

$50

Opening your eyes:

Priceless

For everything else, there's Mastercard.

But I don't care that they are bending me over without lube or the common courtesy of a reach around. I have to play it even if it's openly mocking me whilst I pull out my wallet.

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#18 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

@jayzilla said:

@somejerk said:

Console:

$500

Live Gold:

$60 a year

Game:

$60

VIP:

$20

Car DLC:

$50

Opening your eyes:

Priceless

For everything else, there's Mastercard.

But I don't care that they are bending me over without lube or the common courtesy of a reach around. I have to play it even if it's openly mocking me whilst I pull out my wallet.

You could probably hire a pro dominatrix to do that for you for less than MS is charging. ;p