Racing games have gotten fairly formulaic and boring. You can talk about different racing modes, exotic tracks, cool unlockables and the like, but most of them come off looking or feeling like copycats of each other, which is sad, because it’s not like they’re copying anything exciting.
However, the minds behind Forza Motorsport have taken steps to bring intrigue back to the racing genre and give speed demons a reason to race and keep racing long after they’ve become kings of the blacktop. They’ve announced that the sequel, Forza Motorsport 2, will have an accompanying online auction house. Sounds pricey, but it isn’t.
The auction house is not just another gimmick to get you to make a bunch of costly micro transactions. It’s fueled entirely by cash earned in the game’s various modes, so you can keep your cash where it belongs, your wallet.
However, the auctions will be a drain on your other most valuable commodity, time. Not only will you be able to log in and buy cars through Xbox Live, you’ll also be able to browse through and track auctions on the internet at Forzamotorsport.net. Read more to check out just a few of the many unique features.
- Like eBay, you can create auctions online and dictate the terms of sale such as the starting price, the instant buy price and the length of the auction
- Extensive info will be provided for each car, including miles driven, number of races entered, number of owners, total times sold, money spent on repairs, etc.
- Instead of finding a pile of cocaine and a body in the trunk like you would at some auctions, each car will come equipped with bonus and stock parts
Come this May, prepare to start your engines and open your virtual pocket books.
Forzamotorsport.net: Forza Motorsport 2 to Offer Car Auctions