Clothes maketh fans
Driver gear is the new way to express yourself
For a decade now, Forza has allowed you to edit your car’s livery, painting it and plastering on decals to stamp your own personality on your motor and the game. But Forza 7 goes even further, letting you customise your driver’s look, too. While you don’t get to actually design your own helmet (something that will surely come in Forza 8), you do get to win new helmets, overalls, and even bandanas to make your driver look cool/different/scary. Some of these outfits are optional prizes from reaching XP milestones, while others can be found in Prize Crates, which can be bought with your hard-earned credits and contain semi-random items.
Be warned, though, the selection of driver gear gets increasingly bizarre as you get further into the rare items. It starts off innocuously enough, with career-themed overalls (kit yourself out as a chef, farmer, welder, or even golfer), camo patterns, racetrack-branded outfits, and even pop culture references (we especially like the Day Of The Dead kit). But a full-set costume like the ‘Spa Day’ getup is nothing to do with the legendary Belgian circuit. It’s a bathrobe and a helmet with cucumber circles over the visor. Unintentionally horrifying. Speaking of which, someone has made the 1994 F1 Williams livery and pasted it over the 1990 F1 Ferrari. If ever there was an uncanny valley for cars, we’ve just found it. It’s also interesting to see cigarette advertising brazenly used on such user-created liveries. Shouldn’t it be censored like it is in games like F1 2017?