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Forza 3 Ultimate Edition Causes Massive Community Uproar

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[Update: We have contacted Microsoft/Turn 10 for an official response on the matter. Stay tuned for another update]

We recently posted about Microsoft and Turn 10’s exciting new Forza 3Ultimate Edition and Top Gear partnership, but it looks like it wasn’t as exciting to everyone, especially the real dedicated community.

The Turn 10 Studios blog has become somewhat of a warzone since the announcement and to make matters a whole lot worse, Turn 10 are causing more frustration and anger by completely ignoring the whole situation.

More info after the jump.

The major issues stems from the fact that Turn 10 have included new vehicles into the pack that can only be obtained by buying the Ultimate Edition.

Most of the community members have already shelled out the full price for the original game as well as additional money towards all of the additional DLC packs. It’s for that reason that many of them see it as a complete slap in the face to have to buy another full game in order to get the new content and let’s face it, these guys want those cars more than anyone.

Even worse, most of these guys have spent the last year trying to get Turn 10 to fix issues and bugs with the game only to have a lot of the issues remain, not to mention packaged up with more content and release all over again. This, also after still not releasing one of the Jalopnik packs that was promised ages ago.

Everything started getting really out of hand when the comments where being completely ignored only to have Turn 10 allegedly start deleting comments as well.

Lately, Turn 10 has been focusing a lot on their Kinect integration, and with this new pack, are also looking to attract more newcomers and casuals. Either way, this is not how you treat your dedicated fan base, especially so close to the release of a rival title that is looking mind-blowing.

Turn 10 had better start doing some serious damage control, most of their most dedicated fans are pretty much saying their goodbyes and moving over to F1 2010 and Gran Turismo now, not a good thing for Turn 10 and the franchise in the long run.

Thanks to lans for the tip. You can view the post and comments on the Turn 10 blog here.

Last Updated: October 4, 2010


  1. Some very angry people. I made my mind up a long time ago to switch to the PS3, having being skrewed out of the VIP content for Forza 3… now this just reafirms my decision.

    Come on GT5.


  2. lans

    October 4, 2010 at 14:57

    lol n4g has this article now, lol i hope your ready nick lol.

    im sorry if this causes you trouble just blame me :angel:


  3. Fox1

    October 4, 2010 at 15:05

    Told you this is going to happen when the FM3 UC rumours where going around. The same with AC2 GOTY/Classics.


  4. AC!D

    October 4, 2010 at 15:53

    Your credibilty just went up a massive notch Nick! If we are going to have 50 articles a day detailing every little small bug in GT5 then we should have them for every other car game out.

    At the end of the day articles like this will only force Turn10 to do the right thing and make amends. Lets see if this catches on and Turn10 or MS listen. Forza 4 will be the better for it when it releases in the future IF the developers listen.


  5. Nick de Bruyne

    October 4, 2010 at 16:03

    Agreed but at the same time I believe just as much that all of the GT5 issues in the news only helps Polyphony find and improve bugs, kinda like worldwide free beta testing


  6. AC!D

    October 4, 2010 at 16:28

    I have no issue with articles posting negative criticism toward GT5. I remember you telling us that your E3 head tracking experience was not great with GT5 and did you see me complain?

    The only time i complained was when those fake loading time videos were posted and the smiley face crash damage pics which looked like they came out of a cartoon. Those were also clearly altered. I promise you some ppl saw that and made up their minds not to buy the game. Thats a massive disservice to Polyphony who have spent a hell of a lot of time giving us a monster of a game that could probably be split into 3 games with no complaints from anyone at the end of the day.

    When i see articles with fake videos of Forza i will also call bullshit i promise you! Its not fair to the developers and really Xbox fanboys have honestly hit a new low especially when it comes to GT5 on the internet as of late.


  7. Nick de Bruyne

    October 4, 2010 at 16:40

    @AC!D Yeah that thing where they slowed down the video during the loading times hits a whole new level of low when it comes to a place hunting for some free hits.


  8. AC!D

    October 4, 2010 at 16:50

    Theres enough negative shit out their without needing to fabricate some to get hits. Look how well you are doing on that site right now and your news is real. By the end of the day you will be the number one article on N4G and without resorting to fabrication. You will have gotten your hits and a bigger readership. Sorry but that wasnt posted for hits. Just pure spite.


  9. Nick de Bruyne

    October 4, 2010 at 16:59

    The sad reality is that a lot of the time, people actually want the BS news, they want to see fights and arguments, its almost the very thing that keeps the video game news industry so popular.

    There are no fanboys ever remotely close to video game fanboys, and they all love fanboying each other in the face.


  10. Xbot King

    October 4, 2010 at 17:48

    Just learn to deal with it my X-bros. We already have dealt with RROD, Scratched discs and other minor issues, but we still got HALO REACH.

    WE WIN?


  11. PS3 Queen

    October 4, 2010 at 18:32

    Just learn to deal with it my bros. We already dealt with Xbots playing dirty by posting fake videos, xbots posting and declaring SONY dead, regardless of steady PS3 sales, and shrinking of the sales gap between xdoos and the ps3, AND we still got THE MOST AWESOME EXCLUSIVES.

    WE WIN?


  12. Gavin Mannion

    October 4, 2010 at 18:35

    AC!D as far as I am aware those stupid smiley face damage video’s and screenshots were real though… the loading time was ridiculous though and you gotta be a desperate soul to edit video’s like that simply to try and make a game look bad


  13. Nick

    October 4, 2010 at 18:59

    People have short memories. EA was the first to try and milk us with dlc when they tried to charge extra for a few guns in one of their early releases. Gamers went ballistic and EA backed off. But it’s well known that if you keep pushing the public with something they are against, eventually they will come to accept it as normal. You can blame yourselves for this mess we are in with dlc. You allowed them to take the piss when you bought them little MS point cards and starting buying stuff online. You open the flood gates. And here we are having to deal with not only having to buy a game, but also the game of the year edition that comes with the 40+ add-ons developers have forced on us over the year. They are skinning us alive. And there is nothing you can do except NOT BUY THEIR GAME OR THEIR DLC. They don’t care if you cry like a little girl, all they care about is if their wallets take a hit. Wise up and start voting with your wallet and stop whining about things, as that does nothing.


  14. Nick de Bruyne

    October 4, 2010 at 19:02

    I just need to point out that the Nick above is not me, as some people get confused sometimes


  15. AC!D

    October 4, 2010 at 19:38

    I agree with everything you said we are to blame except the whining part. If we cry foul we get results. You just proved it with your Bad Company example so why should we stay quiet now? Your contradicting yourself a bit.


  16. Diago

    October 4, 2010 at 21:50

    Lol as if that is changing anything about them looking like a little car steering game compared to the VIOLENCE OF GRAND TOURISIMO!


  17. Haha

    October 4, 2010 at 22:16


    That’s all. ๐Ÿ˜†


  18. Iain

    October 4, 2010 at 23:10

    I’m not an XBox owner so hadn’t heard anything about Forza problems until recently. All my mates who own it always raved about it and never mentioned a single issue, but it seems with every story about a GT5 bug someone comes back with an argument about Forza.

    Whether or not GT5 has got a few bugs still to be ironed out (unreleased game in not quite finished shocker), and whether or not they stay in the final release, all the problems with GT5 haven’t helped Turn 10 in the slightest.

    That said, it’s still the one game that’s always tempted me into nearly buying a 360…


  19. D.Vader

    October 5, 2010 at 00:41

    This will likely come as DLC as well. Remember the Hoth level for Force Unleashed? It was originaly ONLY for the special disc version. You can now find that in your XBL Marketplace and PSN Store.


  20. Al bundy

    October 5, 2010 at 02:17

    Hey nick your a bitch. Noone cares if that’s you shut up.


  21. Al bundy

    October 5, 2010 at 02:18



  22. BADMAN

    October 5, 2010 at 02:25

    Who posted this crap?


  23. Sabredude

    October 5, 2010 at 02:25

    Why is this crap on N4g


  24. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 02:26



  25. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 02:27

    lame again


  26. Gavin Mannion

    October 5, 2010 at 03:19

    It’s actually on Lazygamer.net ๐Ÿ™‚


  27. Gavin Mannion

    October 5, 2010 at 03:20

    Nick de Bruyne, his names at the top of the page :ninja:


  28. Nick de Bruyne

    October 5, 2010 at 03:20

    Sabredude/Al Bundy/Badman – We all know you are the same person, so you can stop trying to troll and pretend you are different people. You know… some people’s kids…


  29. Gavin Mannion

    October 5, 2010 at 03:21

    well we don’t know for sure, it could have been 4 different people using the same email address from the same IP at around the same time.

    What… it’s possible…


  30. HO

    October 5, 2010 at 05:33

    LOL, I gave up on Forza since the first game came out, reason 1 was that shity interface, also the fact that back then I was playing PGR and saw a particular trend I hate on Xbox games, every time a new version comes u have to relearn the whole damn menu, is like the focus of developers is on making a new interface and having a bit niccer graphs, on the other hand Forza didnt fill what GT can, GT is simple and straight, everything is there, I don’t have to pony extra money for content, Forza was the opposite, u pay for a start up but if u want that car then pay extra, is not like u got the game on 2009 and ur buying the pack with cars of 2010 but ur paying for cars of 2009 that were not included in the game just to increase revenue…that’s BS, kinda like MW2 and those redonculous map packs, but hey is gamers the ones who accept those changes…


  31. plmko

    October 5, 2010 at 06:07

    Err if the cars were available as dlc what would be the point of the ultimate edition. Might as well just pick up the old game cheap and pay the extra 800MS points for the dlc.


  32. Ven

    October 5, 2010 at 06:22

    Again, Turn 10 and Polyphony Digitial as companies are not even close. NOT EVEN CLOSE. There’s an entirely different philosophy. PD is on a whole nother level when it comes to the car world. PD not only makes stellar car games (see Gran Turismo), Nissan had them do their onboard computer for their Nissan GT-R. Toyota has them doing the track day unit for their FT-86 car. Citreon had PD design their whole Citreon GT. Nissan also had PD design the aero parts for the 350Z S-tune Kazunori Yamauchi himself is a professional race car driver having computed in the 12 and 24 hours of Nurburgring and the 25 hours of Thunderhill. Again, one is just a simple game company with people behind a desk/computer while the other is head by an actual race car driver who’s also very devoted car enthusiast leading a company who designs onboard computer tech for manufacturers to designing whole cars. To put the two even in the same sentence is just simply sacrilege.


  33. Fox1

    October 5, 2010 at 08:53

    Unlike that other racing sim, Forza doesn’t take 6 years to be released and then another 7 years to complete :angel: :tongue:


  34. fred bloggs

    October 5, 2010 at 11:27

    same ol same ol, all in it to make as much money as possible, no matter where you go they will be making more bucks out of you, activision are doing the same with black ops, gonna be a rushed product, no beta so it’ll be fixed by patches then rip us off again with 5 maps for a tenner…stuff em!


  35. Kale

    October 5, 2010 at 12:02

    I think Turn 10 will release this as DLC.

    The part that sucks though is it discourages gamers to buy on release day. For their next game I’d rather wait till the better version of the game comes out, it’s cheaper than buying all the DLC and will cost close to or the same as the game when I first bought it. :angry:


  36. lalapin

    October 5, 2010 at 14:33

    but , forza sucks @@


  37. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 14:36

    Forza guys have closed down the blog and most comments lol they must be very angry lolololol


  38. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 14:53

    i wrote an article on n4g i have 4 approvals i need 6 more lol!


  39. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 15:03

    4 more approvals needed! Come on!


  40. Nick de Bruyne

    October 5, 2010 at 15:07

    I would help you out there lans, but you need to seriously fix that description, I see someone already reported you. A link back to *cough* our article *cough* would be nice as well :ninja: considering it was a part of it.

    Are you sure its not just being updated, it just shows as an error.


  41. Nick de Bruyne

    October 5, 2010 at 15:10

    Sorry Lans, I actually really can’t help at all, the story just isn’t accurate. The blog is still going, only that post is giving an error


  42. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 15:19

    my bad i apologize i think in my rage i lost all objectivity, must of been maintenance or something the article failed, i read all the posts and numerous times the mentioned that turn10 pulls sites and then washes it clean, so when i saw it go down i pounced!


  43. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 15:20

    i will link next time, when i do stuff i dont really think of all that other stuff i just wanted to stab turn 10 in the heart


  44. Nick de Bruyne

    October 5, 2010 at 15:24

    Not so easy to be a news writer as you thought, huh. Think about that next time you blast some poor oke for making a little mistake


  45. Nick de Bruyne

    October 5, 2010 at 15:25

    I don’t think Stabbing Turn 10 in the heart is a legitimate reason for a post


  46. Bobby Kotick loves James

    October 5, 2010 at 15:32

    I like the new guys, they seem to be speaking from one mind. ๐Ÿ˜€


  47. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 15:56

    eurogamer.net just hijacked your article, the internet is full of thieves lol!


  48. Aussious Hates on Suckas

    October 5, 2010 at 16:11

    Final Fantasy versus for Mass effect 2? fair trade,heheh!


  49. Aussious Hates on Suckas

    October 5, 2010 at 16:20

    Why is this being made such a big issue I mean SONY has been selling demos at full game price since GT 3, and calling them Prologues! I mean come one just thirty cars and couple of tracks thats pathetic…


  50. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 16:43

    hey dude your brethen are the ones making it a big deal not us sony fans, deal with your in house politics please lol
    i never thought Forza 3 fans would take down forza lol who needs enemies when you have forza fans!


  51. RSA-Ace

    October 5, 2010 at 16:53

    The game wasn’t at full price. Wasn’t it at platinum games price ($40). At it is by no means just a demo.


  52. Bobby Kotick loves James

    October 5, 2010 at 16:56

    I see what they mean by “You try too hard Aussious!”.


  53. lans

    October 5, 2010 at 18:26

    UPDATE:Microsoft has just issued Eurogamer the following statement:

    “Right now ‘Stig’s Garage Car Pack’ is only available through the purchase of the Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection. We are evaluating if and how we release the collection independent of the retail bundle and will have more to share soon.”

    wow ppl gonna be pissed this is know a worldwide problem well done lazy!


  54. Gavin Mannion

    October 5, 2010 at 21:21

    Yeah I just spotted that.. pretty disappointed in them as I expected more from a site like Eurogamer…

    It’s on of those things though, we can’t prove they picked up the article from us even though it’s pretty blatantly obvious when you check the timings


  55. lynxsys

    November 27, 2010 at 12:26

    Forza 3 totally sucks. if your car has too many parts to fit in a class, it just throws away all your parts and you have to buy them all over again. 3 hours wasted, fu*k turn 10. game was always second rate, gt ftw.


  56. lynxsys

    November 27, 2010 at 12:29

    wish gt would come out for xbox, that would put this sorry excuse of a game to bed. imean they could just remake gta3 in the shittiest manor and it would still be better that whorza.


  57. chris

    December 7, 2010 at 11:24

    Where can I buy Forza 3 Ultimate Collection in SA?


  58. Syth

    December 7, 2010 at 13:32

    All good retailers. Just as for “GT5” :ninja:


  59. Syth

    December 7, 2010 at 13:33



  60. chris

    December 7, 2010 at 13:51

    I have GT5, not satisfied… bought xbox yesterday, never thought i’d ever do that, but ja whatever. Just want a good motor racing game where ALL the cars are modeled the same and sorry, GT5’s not it. So if you please, I’d like F3UC while I wait for GT6 thanks. :cwy:


  61. Syth

    December 7, 2010 at 15:14

    Sorry, I know my joke was lame :biggrin:

    I’ve no idea where you can get it. Searched online retailers and nothing. Even checked pricecheck and nothing.

    Good luck!


  62. Die Jason

    December 7, 2010 at 15:45

  63. chris

    December 7, 2010 at 16:11

    Shot man, never thought I’d be doing this… really appreciate it. I feel Polophony really dropped the ball on this one.


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