[Alternate history] Forza as a service

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 4' started by inCloud, Jun 21, 2019.

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What way would you prefer?

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  1. inCloud

    inCloud

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    Lets talk about what Forza could be if at E3 2015 Microsoft announce that Forza will become service:

    E3 2015
    - same presentation with Ford GT, but instead of Forza Motorsport 6 game presented as Forza Motorsport
    - two editions announced - Forza Motorsport 2015(addon for FM5 for 40$ with all content from FM5 DLCs and FM6 day one content) and Forza Motorsport(FM5+FM'15 for 60$); FM5 will be discontinued since release of FM2015.
    - singleplayer will be same as we saw in FM6, only difference is that our levels, cars and money will stay. Players without FM'15 upgrade wouldnt get FM6 singlplayer content.
    - multiplayer will contain all tracks from both instalments for every player, but players without FM'15 update would gain only half of reward from playing FM'15 tracks. Leagues will be available only for 2015 content holders

    FM 2015 post release content
    - season pass
    - same carpacks as in FM6
    - one nascar car for free to everyone with Nascar DLC release
    - addons works same way as 2015 content for FM5 players - singleplayer locked, multiplayer available with half rewards

    E3 2016
    FH:
    - same presentation with buggy vs Willys, but instead of Forza Horizon 3 game presented as Forza Horizon
    - three editions announced - Forza Horizon 2016(addon for FH2 for 40$ with all content from FH2 DLCs and FH3 day one content), Forza Horizon(FH2+FH'16 for 60$);Forza Horizon Digital(FH2+FH'16 for 60$, available on Xbox and PC). FH2 will be discontinued since release of FH2016.
    - singleplayer, in general, will be same as we saw in FH3. You level and skill points will be reset, but gained points will stay in bank, skill point screen will be replaced with FH3 one. Money and cars will stay.
    - coop and blueprints will be available with FH2 content for free
    - online freeroam only available for FH'16 owners, online championships works same way as in Forza Motosport. All territories included into online championships rooster.
    FM:
    - Forza Motorsport will gain all new to franchise cars from FH'16 that was in FM7 as 20$ carpack

    FH 2016 post release
    - season pass
    - same carpacks as in FH3
    - addons works same way as in FM

    E3 2017
    FM:
    - same presentation with 4k and race trucks, presented as 2017 update
    - three editions announced - Forza Motorsport 2017(addon for FM2015 for 20$ with FM7 content), Forza Motorsport(all previous content+FM7 content for 60$);Forza Motorsport Digital(all previous content+FM7 for 60$, available on Xbox and PC). Between e3 2017 and release of 2017 update price for FM and FM2015 will drop to 40/20$.
    - multiplayer will be homologation based, even for FM5 and FM2015 players. Leagues will be available only for FM2015 and FM2017 content holders.
    - Levels, cars and money will stay
    FH:
    - Forza Horizon will gain all new to franchise cars from FM'17 that was in FH4 as 20$ carpack

    FM 2017 post release content:
    - season pass
    - same carpacks as in FM7

    E3 2018
    FH:
    - same presentation with seasons, presented as Horizon 2018
    - three editions announced - Forza Horizon 2018(addon for any FH for 40$ with all content from previous games + FH4 content), Forza Horizon(all Forza Horizon content for 60$);Forza Horizon Digital(all Forza Horizon content for 60$, available on Xbox and PC). Between e3 2018 and release of Horizon 2018 price for FH and FH2016 will drop to 40/20$. Forza Horizon will be available from Xbox Game Pass subscription.
    - singleplayer, in general, will be same as we saw in FH4. You level will be reset, money and cars will stay. Skill point screen from FH3 will stay. Car skill trees will unlock after you fulfill character skill tree.
    - Multiplayer works same way as in FH'16, ranked only works for FH'18 holders.
    FM:
    - Forza Motorsport will gain all new to franchise cars from FH'18 as car packs

    FH 2018 post release
    - season pass
    - same carpacks as in FH4
    - addons works same way as in FH'16

    E3 2019
    FH:
    - Lego addon
    - Remaster for previous Horizon Festivals for free + route creator and seasonal staff
    - Price cut for Forza Horizon to 40$ and Forza Horizon Ultimate with all DLCs for 40/60$
    FM:
    - Price cut for Forza Motorsport to 40$ and Forza Motorsport Ultimate with all DLCs for 40/60$
    - Forza Horizon 2018 carpacks rerelease for Forza Motorsport, included into Forza Motorsport Ultimate
     
  2. inCloud

    inCloud

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    Why FaaS is good for Forza Motorsport series?
    1) Currently, player base splitted between three games and this isnt healthiest situation for online component of the game, while FaaS helps keep playerbase united.
    2) Situation with lack of RUF, Toyota and Volkswagen cars wouldn't be possible if Forza games becomes service game. Sure, there are some oblivious problems with keeping licenses for the game for longer period, but other developers could afford them for decades(you still could buy Need For Speed Undercover, for example).
    3) We could keep our car collection, which leads us to less grind.