Something that seems to be creeping its head up in more and more in this new current generation is the inclusions of microtransactions. Mostly in many Xbox One titles I’ve noticed (just an observation). In an interview with Eurogamer, Forza 5 creative director Dan Greenawalt that the decision to add microtransactions in Forza 5 was one not made by Microsoft but of their own choosing.
“Honestly I think, unfortunately, people attribute too much communication to this organisation,” he said. “For the most part, Microsoft sees it as we’re doing a good thing so keep it up, and so we’re left alone.
“I’d say the biggest inspiration is the way the world is going. This is happening more and more in games, and I understand gamers being resistant, especially if they feel like they’re being short-sheeted. I think people are looking out for being short-sheeted, and they’re seeing conspiracy where there isn’t one. And that’s common in today’s age.
“We were definitely not mandated to include these – we were experimenting in Forza 4, we experimented a bit in Horizon and now we’re further experimenting in Forza 5. But we experiment a lot of things – and when we get them wrong we try to fix them.”