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Forza Motorsport 7 is here and, while most folks are raving about the game and its impressive roster of automobiles and races, one of the tweaks made in this latest iteration rubbed quite a few virtual drivers the wrong way. Apparently, the complaints were loud enough that the team at Turn 10 has decided to make some changes to the game, specifically to the VIP rewards system.
Now that Forza 7 has had time to take players on a couple of laps around the track, players have started to really dig into the game's various systems; filling message boards and forums with all sorts of details on what they like about the game, as well as some less-than-stellar areas that need to be addressed. According to a recent post on the game's blog, Turn 10 has heard the community "loud and clear." People seem to be really frustrated with the game's VIP progression, so it looks like they'll be reverting the system back to the way it was in Forza 6.
We will be changing VIP rewards in Forza Motorsport 7. This new system will work like it did in Forza Motorsport 6, offering a 2X base credit bonus after every race. We've already started work on this feature and we will release it as soon as possible. Look for more information on this update as we near the release date.
Part of the issue seems to be with the way the VIP system has been explained in advance. As a result, the Forza 7 listing on the Windows Store has been updated to clear things up, at least until the new system has been implemented. In short, folks who were willing to pony up some extra cash for the VIP experience didn't feel like they were being treated as such.
As an immediate response, all VIP members will immediately be getting their hands on a quartet of new vehicles, including the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Forza Edition, the 2017 Chevrolet Camero ZL1 Forza Edition, the 2017 Acura NSX Forza Edition and the 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S Forza Edition. To grab your cars, simply head on over to the in-game message center and collect your new vehicles. If that's not enough, you'll also be getting an additional 1 million credits to spend on vehicles of your choosing.
As noted above, the big change will be double the base credits being received after every race, something that was inexplicably altered in Forza 7. You're paying a premium to be an in-game VIP, after all, so you should probably get a consistent boost to go along with the title.
We'd be interested in hearing from our readers on this matter. Were you one of the folks who was frustrated with the new VIP system, or were folks complaining over nothing. Do these steps sound like a solid solution? Let us know in the comments below.