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In a letter to Forza fans, Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenwalt revealed that the studio is making changes to the in-game DLC system in response to fan complaints.
In his letter, posted here, Greenwalt wrote, "With our most recent content update for Forza 5, I'm excited to say we've made some fundamental improvements to the Forza 5 experience for our fans. As of today, players who have purchased DLC cars in Forza Motorsport 5 can add those cars to their Forza 5 garage immediately, at no additional in-game cost. And, moving forward, when you buy a Season Pass, a DLC car pack, or a single DLC car, you will be granted the one-time free addition of each car to your Forza 5 garage, without needing to purchase them with in-game credits or tokens. This goes for all current Forza Motorsport 5 DLC (including cars in previous DLC car packs) and it will be the case for all future Forza 5 DLC car packs. In addition, as requested by our fans, this most recent content update makes all of the initial 200 cars that launched with Forza 5 available as rental cars."
In essence, you will now have instant access to your DLC cars in your in-game garage, without having to unlock them through play and in-game credits or a further real money purchase.
Turn 10 also announced a new ten-car Top Gear DLC pack of cars, which includes the Holden #10 Xbox Racing Team Commodore VF (pictured above).
Our Take:This is a welcome change to a DLC policy that, in my opinion, was pretty obnoxious. If I buy something, I want it now. Kudos for Turn 10 for responding to its fans.