Turn 10 have announced the ‘Car Pass’ for Forza Motorsport 5, which will enable players to keep up with the various car packs that the developer plans on releasing for the game as DLC over the next few months.
“Each month, we’ll be bringing you a new car pack, featuring ten cars to collect, drive, and customize in Forza Motorsport 5,” the developer wrote on the official Forza website. “In addition, just like each car that comes on disc in Forza 5, every add-on car will feature a full Forzavista experience. Walk around the car, check out the interior, start up and rev the engine, learn about the car’s history and performance statistics; you can even add a new livery design, change the paint color, or tune your car all from the same Forzavista view. Every car has a story to tell in Forza Motorsport 5 and the story will continue to unfold even months after the November 22 launch.
“If you’re a Forza fan, you won’t want to miss out on any of this automotive awesomeness we’ve got planned, and the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass is a great way to keep up. The Car Pass will bring you the freshest add-on cars as they are released; Car Pass owners will get six add-on packs (10 cars each) for one discounted price.”
So it sounds like a DLC season pass, but for cars packs instead of full blown DLC.
I have to admit, I am not sure how I feel about this- whereas on the one hand, I am happy that this indicates support for the game past its release, I don’t like the idea that cars will be sold as added content later. Why were these cars not in the original package to begin with? And whereas I can understand that maybe Forza 5 had to see some cars cut due to the rush of meeting the Xbox launch, what if this becomes a trend going forward?
We’ll see. For now, stay tuned for more coverage.