Publishers have recently begun to embrace the practice of bundling downloadable content--in the form of a one-time use code--with new copies to fight piracy and used sales.
Each of the three regular add-ons--Sidewinder Proving Grounds Track Pack, Benchmark High Speed Ring Track Pack, Motorsport Legends Car Pack--are priced at 400 Microsoft Points / $5, while the VIP Membership Car Pack carries an 800 MS Point / $10 price.
"For every purchase of the "VIP Membership Car Pack" during the month of March, Turn 10 pledges to donate $10 to Save the Children up to $100,000," added the developer.
A breakdown of exactly what's included in each pack follows below:
- "VIP Membership Car Pack" (800 Microsoft Points) - Gives you exclusive access and visibility in the "Forza Motorsport" community. You'll receive special recognition on scoreboards, in multiplayer lobbies, on ForzaMotorsport.net, in the "Forza Motorsport 3" Storefront, and it places your VIP auctions at the top of the "Forza Motorsport 3" Auction House. VIP membership also includes these five must-have VIP Cars: 2008 Aston Martin DBS, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2007 Ferrari F430 Scuderia, 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, and 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997). (IMPORTANT NOTE: VIP Membership is also available for FREE with an Xbox LIVE token included in new Limited Collector's Edition copies of "Forza Motorsport 3.")
- "Sidewinder Proving Grounds Track Pack" (400 Microsoft Points) - Download and race on the updated classic Sidewinder Proving Grounds from "Forza Motorsport 2." This track pack includes 18 challenging courses, designed with various levels of difficulty and set to test your technical driving mettle. Think you can top the leaderboards on Sidewinder? Prove it! (Also available for FREE with an Xbox LIVE token included in new standard and Limited Collector's Edition copies of "Forza Motorsport 3.")
- "Benchmark High Speed Ring Track Pack" (400 Microsoft Points) - Download and race on the Benchmark High Speed Ring environment. This track pack is a veritable race day playground! Test and tune your favorite rides on the four-mile Benchmark Speedway oval or create epic Xbox LIVE multiplayer games of "Tag" and "Keep It Clean" on the massive wide-open Benchmark parking lot. (Also available for FREE with an Xbox LIVE token included in new standard and Limited Collector Edition copies of "Forza Motorsport 3.")
- "Motorsport Legends Car Pack" (400 Microsoft Points) - Fans of classic cars will be able to collect, customize, and race 10 of the most revered roadsters: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale, 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, 1981 BMW Motorsport M1, 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi, 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1980 Fiat 131 Abarth, 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400, 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R, and the 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. (Also available for FREE with an Xbox LIVE token included in new standard and Limited Collector Edition copies of "Forza Motorsport 3.")
Ouch on the $10, but I suppose it's for a good cause. I wanted the ZR1 and was pissed I didn't know it wasn't available in the regular edition when I bought it (special deal on Amazon). Now I can get it.