Forza Horizon 2 'to launch without microtransactions'

Forza 5's token system will not be featured

Forza Horizon 2 will not launch with microtransactions, according to the game's creative director.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Playground Games' Ralph Fulton confirmed Horizon 2 will not feature the same token system used in 2013's Forza Motorsport 5.


"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," Fulton said. "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."

The original Forza Horizon, also developed by Playground, did not feature a token system, but it did feature six monthly DLC car packs.

Xbox One launch title Forza 5, developed by Turn-10, came under heavy criticism for its microtransaction economy, which many considered to unfairly price vehicles, encouraging players to spend real money to get the best cars quicker.

A free update was released a month after launch which dramatically reduced the price of in-game vehicles.