Forza Motorsport 5 Will be Unplayable Without a Day One Update
Written Wednesday, July 17, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Forza Motorsport 5 requires a free download in order to make the game playable.
That’s according to Turn 10 Studios head Dan Greenawalt, who told IGN that "when you first boot up the game we're going to ask you to log in, and when you log in you're going to get a whole bunch of content: tracks and cars. That is required content to play the game."
Basically, it means that you’ll need an internet connection when you first stick Forza 5 in the tray or you just won’t be able to play it.
Greenawalt said that the issue arose because of content was added late into production, though he didn’t elaborate.
It’s possible that the problem is a result of Microsoft’s decision to drop the Xbox One’s always-online requirement. However, Greenawalt didn’t comment on the platform holder’s change of policy or its impact on both the studio and Forza 5 itself.
When Microsoft announced its change of policy, then President of Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick said, “An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again.
“There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.”
Turns out that wasn’t strictly true.