What’s the fuss about Forza 3 Ultimate?
Microsoft and Turn 10 studios recently revealed the details of the Forza 3 Ultimate Edition, which includes details of the exciting new Top Gear partnership (Stig’s garage), plus:
Ultimate Collection combines the original Forza 3 disc content with all previously released car and track Add-on Packs.
500 cars total, including 10 cars that will only be found via Ultimate Collection.
Three of those 10 cars will be downloadable via a content card packed in with the game. Known as “Stig’s Garage Car Pack” the trio of cars include the Lexus LFA, the Koeniggsegg CCX, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG.
In addition to Stig’s Garage, we’ll be offering a free 90-minute Top Gear feature video for download, as well as an exclusive Xbox LIVE premium Top Gear theme.
The game will be on store shelves in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Germany in late October, and appearing elsewhere in the coming months.
Now if you haven’t already, pay attention to the text in bold above – this is what the hardcore minority are taking issue with on the Turn 10 Studios official blog, and I can’t understand what they’re kicking off about. Sure, at the moment Turn 10 is offering most of the same content available in Forza 3 for a premium price, but there’s a simple money-saving solution Forza 3 players can employ here: don’t buy it. It’s a package offered to attract more casual gamers and Turn 10 is perfectly entitled to yoke this market without constant pandering to the hardcore fanbase. Let’s face it, this is going to pop up as DLC at some point in the future anyway, is the knowledge that someone, somewhere is driving a vehicle in Forza 3 that you don’t have access to really that painful?
As for Turn 10’s lack of response… well, their hands are probably tied as far as announcing anything for standard edition Forza 3 owners. And anyway, who can blame them for staying schtum when current comments range from the insulting “I realy (sic) wonder what the T10 community manager is doing all day long. He should pull his finger out of his rear end and comment the decisions of that bunch of chimps that are responsble (sic) for these stupid marketing strategies,” to the plain ridiculous, “WOW !!! does this mean i can get a refund for all the DLC i got already.“