Turn 10 banning people from Forza 4 [Updated]
Apparently Turn 10′s auto banning system is out of control. Looking at the Xbox forums, it’s an extensive problem that occurs somewhat random.
At this point we have no idea of the outcome, how legit these bans are, and how many got banned. From the extension of the forum posts around the internet, it seems like a high number of players have been hit hard. I’m aware some of these posts are on modders forums, I was just using them as example of what people are talking about.
A friend of mine who’s also a game reviewer, but this time around bought his own game, got it a day early. He bought it in a Game Station store in Kuwait where he lives, and he was so excited that he booted up the game when he came home, unlocking a few achievements with timestamps. In his case, I suspect that Turn 10 detected these achievements and thus came to the conclusion that he was not just an early adapter, but a pirate with a modded console. They took the decision to ban him where they could, hoping for Microsoft to follow through with a console ban, backing them up. I’ve seen my friends official, legit retail copy in pictures, and with him playing that much online, I don’t think he would risk getting banned from Xbox Live.
We are awaiting response from Microsoft and Turn 10 on the matter. Below you’ll see the message that Forza 4 players gets from Turn 10.
Microsoft has gotten back to me today, telling me the following;
This aren’t saying much, pretty standard, but at least they are looking into the issue. Let’s hope the problem gets solved soon.
Did you get banned? Have you been contacted by Turn 10 or Microsoft? Did your account get unbanned with no further explanation? Tell us in the comments!