Speaking with DigitalSpy, Playground Games’ Ralph Fulton revealed that Forza Horizon won’t feature payment options (such as micro transactions) similar to those introduced by Forza 5 developer Turn 10.
“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,” he explained. “That’s incredibly important to us. For that reason, we will launch in September without tokens.
“We’ve got an amazing list of 200 plus cars, and we want you to explore it. We want to enable you, at very regular intervals, to be able to change your car, pick a new one from the list. If that doesn’t work out, you’re able to buy a new one really quickly.”
Microtransactions are a good way to compensate for time, but such things are quite welcome in games. We strongly believe that progress, items and other in-game stuff should only be rewarded by playing the game, not spending loads of real money.