Quantcast
Turn 10 wants to turn around fan perception of Forza 5 - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Forza Motorsport 5  



Turn 10 wants to turn around fan perception of Forza 5


1:00 AM on 12.13.2013
Fixing ForzaTurn 10 wants to turn around fan perception of Forza 5 photo



Dale dug Forza 5, but the Xbox One launch title has been met with the most varied reviews in franchise history. However, creative director Dan Greenawalt, in an interview with Eurogamer, said he is "not really driven by Metascore." Rather, he cites concern over negative player perception of how the game handles things like microtransactions. Its economy has already come under scrutiny and is seeing changes.

"The biggest experiment was the acceleration - but that wasn't meant to be a paywall. The grind was not designed to be arduous, but I understand people perceiving it that way and that's why we're making the patch to change the grind," Greenawalt said. "We're changing it because that's how people perceived it, and perception is reality."

Responding to criticism of the track list and relative size of the game, Greenawalt noted that the fastest track rebuild took the team nine months. "It was sad when I saw people's responses that this game seemed small to them. ... I was looking at how much work it took to make the tracks we made and all the cars we made, and the level of fidelity and immersion in the cockpit view, the physics. I wasn't looking at it relative to Forza 4, I was looking at it relative to every other racing game that's been launched alongside a console."

Greenawalt also explained that things like microtransactions were in-studio ideas, not a Microsoft mandate from on high and claimed the team, having been built around a two year cycle, couldn't have used an extra 12 months development time to avoid console launch pressure. The latter seems wacky, given that they didn't even have time to press completed discs.

Fixing Forza 5: How Turn 10 wants to win fans back [Eurogamer]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Forza Motorsport 5



11:30 AM on 04.09.2014
Forza Motorsport 5 gets another free track tomorrow

Additional tracks for Forza Motorsport 5 is a very good thing indeed, I think we can all agree. Especially when they're delivered as free DLC. Like the Road America track before it, Turn 10 is giving away another course, sout...more



8:00 PM on 03.28.2014
Forza 5 DLC cars can now be accessed without in-game currency

Turn 10 Studios is still attempting to win back disappointed Forza fans following its launch of Forza Motorsport 5 in November. In an open letter, creative director Dan Greenawalt has announced more changes for the game relat...more



2:15 PM on 03.06.2014
Forza 5 free with Xbox One purchases in the US

Next week, Microsoft will roll out a deal in the United States which includes a free digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 with Xbox One purchases at "select retailers." This pack-in will be available for a limited time, accordi...more



1:30 PM on 02.18.2014
Forza 5 gets free Road America track today

It's a pleasant sight indeed to see "Forza Motorsport 5 DLC" and "free" in the same sentence. The game, which one in three Xbox One owners have picked up, according to Microsoft, is getting a free track based on Road America...more



7:00 PM on 12.13.2013
Forza 5 unlikely to get night racing or weather

Speaking to IGN about the possibility of Forza Motorsport 5 getting night racing or weather effects, creative director Dan Greenawalt emphasized the amount of work that would need to go into such additions to the game. "When ...more



1:00 PM on 12.06.2013
Gran Turismo 6 vs. Forza Motorsport 5

[Edit: We updated the controller section as there are two $399 Xbox One steering wheels for Forza 5.] There's a racing simulation showdown taking place on gaming consoles this holiday season between PS3 racer Gran T...more



1:00 PM on 11.29.2013
This Forza 5 Wind Waker car is glorious

One of the best parts of Forza games is the deep car customization, and Forza 5 is no exception. Xbox One user Nill31 seems to be of the same mindset, as they created this amazing new Wind Waker themed ca...more



4:30 PM on 11.27.2013
Turn 10 responds to Forza Motorsport 5 economy feedback

If you've been playing Forza Motorsport 5, you're probably very familiar with the game's awful microtransactions. If not, basically the game uses tokens you buy in-game that can be used to purchase cars if you don't have enou...more



10:15 AM on 11.21.2013
Jimmy Fallon and Will Forte race on waves with Xbox One

Last week on Late Night we saw Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T kick some robots around with the PlayStation 4 for its launch. Naturally, the Xbox One couldn't go without being demonstrated for its launch week, so Blain Howard visited...more




Forza Motorsport

6:00 AM on 01.30.2014
White Xbox One coming this year, update coming this March

I don't want an Xbox One, but if I did, I'd want One in white. An anonymous NeoGAF poster let loose a flood of leaks, including word that October would see a white Xbox One bundled with Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. A 1TB con...more



1:30 PM on 01.17.2014
Review: Polk N1 Gaming SurroundBar

I don't have the best history with sound bars. I had this bigger JBL one that sounded nice, but it stopped working. Kaput. I tried to replace it with one of Sony's budget models, but that one sounded so bad that I laughed at ...more



7:00 PM on 12.13.2013
Forza 5 unlikely to get night racing or weather

Speaking to IGN about the possibility of Forza Motorsport 5 getting night racing or weather effects, creative director Dan Greenawalt emphasized the amount of work that would need to go into such additions to the game. "When ...more



View all Forza Motorsport






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more