The reveal of Forza Motorsport 7 was one of the major talking points from the Xbox E3 2017 press conference. The racing sim series was looking better than ever and fans could not wait to get behind the virtual driving seat and play it for themselves. But now that the game has launched, some fans feel disappointed with what’s on offer.
Although fans and critics largely agree that Forza Motorsport 7 looks fantastic, the game’s loot system has been heavily criticized. The new game brings back the series’ CR currency but this time it allows them to spend that virtual cash on randomized loot boxes that can include cars, cosmetic items for drivers as well as something called mods. These mods can modify the next race a player takes part in, doling out a slightly higher amount of CR for completing that race. Sometimes, players must fulfill certain objectives within a race in order to get the higher payout.
Forza Motorsport 7 also brings back the game’s VIP upgrade. In Forza Motorsport 6, players could pay an extra $20 to get exclusive cars, online events, and CR earned from races would be doubled. But in Forza Motorsport 7, the VIP upgrade only offers players five ‘double CR reward’ mods which can be used five times each, amounting to a boost in 25 races in total.
The gameplay of Forza 7 is amazing, best it's ever been. But the rest of the game's ecosystems are a huge WTH. Did we need loot boxes?
— Sam Z