Xbox One Launch Title Forza 5 Requires Day One Patch to Play

July 17, 2013 -

Forza 5, one of several first-party launch titles for the Xbox One, will require consumers to connect online at least once before it can be played. If users buy the game and refuse to connect to Xbox Live for -what we assume is - a title update - then the game will not be playable at all. A developer working on the game confirmed the news with IGN.

Dan Greenawalt, the studio head at Turn 10 Studios, 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."

Greenawalt says that the mandatory Day One patch is due to Turn 10 adding content late into the production schedule, though he didn't explain just what that content is.

"You do have to connect the game in order to get the latest Drivatars, because we need as many people training them as possible," Greenawalt told IGN. "And so rather than having just a launch-day set that was created by us, every day that people race is going to make the Drivatar set that much more accurate, that much more diverse, that much more interesting."

"All of the cloud and online features make the game far, far better," he added.

Source: CVG

 

 


Comments

Re: Xbox One Launch Title Forza 5 Requires Day One Patch to Play

So, are they saying the game won't be finished in time for launch (i.e. when the discs go to press)? If it's just added content, why not make it free DLC that the customer can choose to download if they want? Meh...

Re: Xbox One Launch Title Forza 5 Requires Day One Patch to Play

Yeah, they better put a big sticker on the box about that. But wow. I can understand (but not like) a day one patch for online play, but for single player? Fuck off!

Re: Xbox One Launch Title Forza 5 Requires Day One Patch to Play

Better put that on the box.

If you have to download most of the game anyway, why not just sell it digital at launch and hold back on the retail release until it's done?

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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