Is this the new trend, releasing ‘day-one’ downloadable content? As so many people have said, why not include the content on the disk? In some cases, the ‘DLC’ is quite literally a 108KB download which just unlocks the content in the game, meaning that it was in fact, on the disk.
Forza Motorsport 4 is due for release on October 14th, but before that event occurs, Turn 10 Studios have announced that a Season Pass will be available, which seems to be a better trend than day-one DLC. The season pass will allow gamers to pay once for six add-on packs, the cost of said pass? 2400 Microsoft Points which is apparently a 30 percent saving over buying them separately when they’re released between November and April 2012.
From the information available, it seems that when you buy the season pass, you’re privvy to a bonus American Muscle car pack that, since it’s a bonus, doesn’t count as one of the six add-on packs.
- The American Muscle car pack includes:
- 1965 Pontiac GTO
- 1968 Pontiac Firebird
- 1970 Buick GSX
- 1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee
- 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS
- 1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ
- 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi
- 1967 Dodge Cornet W023
- 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock
- 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
So, what about the demo? I hear you ask, well, if you can hold out until October 3rd, you can download it. If you’re not an Xbox Live Gold member, you’ll have to wait until October 7th.
EXTRA BONUS ALERT!
Pre-order Forza Motorsport 4 and as an added bonus, you will be given a ‘Launch Bonus’ pack which includes:
- 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
- 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
- 1997 Lexus SC300
- 2011 RUF RGT-8
- 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport
Pre-order info can be found at forzamotorsport.net/en-us/preorder.aspx that, yes it is a US link, but hopefully the launch bonus will be included in UK versions, too.