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Did Microsoft learn its lesson with microtransactions in Forza?

by William Schwartz

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It looks like the backlash from microtransactions in last fall’s Forza Motorsport 5 has gotten Microsoft to take notice. The game which saw a lot of criticism at launch, seemingly set the stage for Forza Horizon 2 to launch without the currency system that Forza 5 was berated for.

Playground Games has confirmed that microtransactions will not be a part of Forza Horizon 2. Speaking with Digital Spy, Ralph Fulton revealed that the studio is aiming for FH2 to be ‘fair, fun, and rewarding… without the tokens.’

“The approach we’ve taken is that we’ve designed our game at Playground Games from the ground up to be fair, to be fun, to be rewarding. That’s incredibly important to us. For that reason, we will launch in September without tokens.”

Forza Horizon 2 is slated for release later this year on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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