I agree that something like this would be fantastic, but car manufacturers don’t like this method.
If their reasoning for letting Forza showcases their NEW MODEL YEAR vehicles, they definitely would not want the 2017 version showing up the 2018 model, on things like looks or performance numbers.
Hyundai has known about how this game can bring market recognition to their products, since Forza 4. I am living proof that they realize this. With other manufacturers starting to catch on that Video games are the perfect platform for promoting their products, and Forza being the top Console racing game you can buy, (you can’t buy Gran Turismo Sport or GT7) who is going to get these great opportunities… That’s Right Forza Team.
I think that the episodal approach, with 2 years between Motorsport releases, and 2 years between Horizon releases, is a great amount of time for improvements to the game, the engines, and car models.
Scorpio can push that envelope further by getting us Higher resolution car models, and interiors, and likely more photogenic atmosphere and particle effects. In Horizon, getting 60fps from what is currently grunting along at 30fps, could be the breaking point for people confused on which console to buy. I for one will only buy an Xbox if Forza is good. I’m not interested in any other games.
That said I have not had an Xbox One in over a year. Sold it to pay bills, and when faced with the option to buy only ONE console, I bought the PS4 PRO, because I like 4K gaming.
I am back in the same predicament, with my only console being a 4 year old 360.
The question is, Will I get another PS4 PRO because of all the Digital games I own, or will I get a Scorpio, and just Play Destiny 2 and Forza 7…
Back on Topic, there are a few people that fit the same bill as me. In the market for a 4K console. I don’t think that Changing the format of Forza to a Constant build, with updates and Episodic content, will generate enough sales to get licensing for the 2018 Mercedes, and allow it to stay in the play cycle for 5 years. They are going to want a 2019 model, and then the 2020 model, while wanting the older models removed.
This is more work, and Less profit, than selling the game itself, Episodically.