“Come on, man. Everyone’s doing it. Just try it.”
That’s probably what was whispered into the ear of Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios right before they decided to sign the contract to establish a “Season Pass” for downloadable content for Forza Motorsport 4. Forza represents the latest title to get a “Season Pass” for DLC, joining the esteemed company of L.A. Noire, Mortal Kombat and even Microsoft’s own Gears of War 3.
But don’t take my introduction as me bad-mouthing the Season Pass idea. It’s a great one, in fact, if you’re a diehard fan of the series you’re buying it for. For instance, if you buy into the Forza 4 Season Pass upfront, you’ll lock yourself in for six DLC packs while saving 30% of the money you would have spent if you bought them separately.
That’s a solid deal.
The Forza 4 Season Pass will become available on Xbox Live and at participating retailers on October 14th. The Pass will set you back 2400 MS Points, but again, you’re saving money in the long run if you choose to buy all the DLC for the title anyways.
Over the course of the six DLC packs, which plan to release between November 2011 and April 2012, 60 cars will be added to the game. Season Pass owners will also get the game’s first major add-on, the American Muscle Car Park, for free. The American Muscle Car Park includes the 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 and the 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt.
So if you’re a big Forza fan, does the Season Pass idea entice you? Let us know in the comments below.