Turn 10 reverses some Forza 7 VIP pass changes, apologises to buyers

You might remember the ruckus that was caused by Turn 10 updating the description of the Forza 7 VIP pass, taking off the promised bonuses and replacing it with a more accurate description of what the game offered. Surprise surprise, people who had bought Forza Motorsport 7‘s Ultimate and Deluxe editions were not happy with the change once they were able to start playing the game, and Turn 10 received a log of flak for the change. The company has now apologised in a letter to the community, and they have made a few changes to the VIP pass in the process.

“Over the weekend we heard loud and clear from Ultimate Edition owners expressing frustration over the VIP membership offer in Forza Motorsport 7,” said Turn 10 head Alan Hartman “We immediately updated the VIP description in the Windows Store to alleviate any future confusion. As head of the studio, I apologize for any confusion or frustration our players may have experienced.

“Going forward, we will continue to ensure that Forza Motorsport 7 VIPs receive the most value for their VIP membership, including new experiences and great content,” Hartman added.

In terms of compensation, several measures are being taken to make players happy with the VIP pass offering. All players with a VIP pass will receive one million credits to their in-game account, and Turn 10 revealed that they are working on an update that will add a permanent VIP-only mod into the game that gives players a 100% boost to race payouts. This is currently in the works, with no promised delivery date.

In addition, VIP owners will also receive the following cars into their garages over the course of the next week:

  • 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Forza Edition
  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Forza Edition
  • 2017 Acura NSX Forza Edition
  • 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S Forza Edition

These are all legendary-tier cars, so not only do they bring along their own perks to race credits, they also boost player’s Collector scores quite a bit.

Finally, Turn 10 acknowledged that there were ongoing issues with the game’s performance on the PC, and a promise was made to address critical issues before moving on to working on other updates. A patch notes thread on the Forza forums already has patch notes for the first update released yesterday.

Forza Motorsport 7 is available today on PC and Xbox One, purchasable through the Windows Store for PC, or on disc for Xbox One owners. For whatever reason, the PC version now no longer has the base game available on its own and is only available in the Deluxe and Ultimate edition packs.