Today marks the release of Playground Games’ excellent follow up in their Forza spin-off series, Forza Horizon 3. Whisking players off to the sunny south east of Australia, Forza Horizon 3 puts you in the organiser’s shoes and has you setting up this year’s event. But wait, there’s more. Whip out that wallet again.
While fans who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game have been able to enjoy it since Friday, it has been announced that an Expansion pass is also on the way which will add two additional chunks of content for $35. Ultimate Edition members get a 10% discount off that price, but it’s still more on top of the $100 I just handed over. It’s sickening.
I’m all for DLC, but I bought the most expensive version available, why do I have to give more money on top of that? Worse still, the first expansion, neither of which have been named yet, will be available before the year is out. The second one will come some time in 2017.
Forza Horizon 1 had a Rally expansion, while Horizon 2 had the Storm Island expansion as well as a Porsche pack. I have put my money on a New Zealand expansion, due to its proximity to Australia. I could be wrong, but it’s a worthy prediction, if I do say so myself.
Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about my frustration regarding season passes, expansion passes, and not getting everything offered in the one bundle, which you can read here. And yes, it relates to Forza Motorsport 6, which is guilty of the same nonsense as this story.
Aside from that, Forza Horizon 3 is a stunning looking game that plays beautifully. We will try post a review before the week is out. Bear with us, and enjoy the roadtrips in the meantime!
[Source: Forza Week in Review]