The great microtransaction war of 2017 rages on, and on the consumer side, a victory has been won. Forza Motorsport 7 was the latest battlefield, with its loot boxes and mods locking previously free options behind random chance and by extent, a pay wall. The fanbase, especially those who paid extra for VIP status, were loud enough to get the game to change.
In previous Forza games, VIP status meant paying more up front for, among other things, a permanent double-boost to all earned in-game currency. This was replaced with consumable mods, making the extra cost seem misleading and pointless to fans. It was down to 20 uses.
Developer Turn 10’s boss released a statement, apologizing to the community. He also announced VIP members would be receiving a list of free cars, which provide an immediate boost to their Car Collection score (another controversial aspect). Also, the double currency boost will be reinstated and an extra gift of 1 million credits will also be dispersed.
Additionally, Turn 10 has also acknowledged performance issues with the PC version of Forza Motorsport 7 and has confirmed fixes are in development. Looks like everyone wins!
Source: Forza Motorsport official site