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You’ll need to download some Forza 5 to play Forza 5

Forza 5

The Xbox One may not need you to check in every 24 hours so that the NSA can spy on your pasty pale body while you play Halo (Dear Kinect: I will be naked), but that doesn’t mean that the console won’t have some strange ideas when it comes combining games and digital downloads. Take Forza 5 for instance. The entire game won’t even be on the disc when it launches on day one.

Speaking to IGN, Turn 10’s Dan Greenwalt explained that Forza 5 would need to download more of itself before you could play the game:

So 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 the Drivatars and you’re also going to get a whole bunch of content: tracks and cars. Our production schedule is such that we are putting them in as late as possible and that means making them free as downloadable content on Day One.

Welcome to the future of gaming folks. On the one hand, I get that some fans are going to be upset that they’re being forced to download content for free so that Forza 5 can make the launch date, but then again, this is the direction that the industry is going in.

Both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One allow players to game while downloading content, and you can bet your controllers that we’ll be seeing more games following this model in the future. And hell, the PC platform has been doing this for years already.

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  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Nothing new to the PC gamers. We do it all the time.

    • Trevor Davies

      The next stunning innovation coming from consoles will be kb&m control trollol

    • TiMsTeR1033

      be that as it may but these games will be on blu ray you think they cant fit an entire game on 50 gbs! seriously!

      • ALKi1234

        i think it’s more their behind schedule.

    • John Ambitious

      Quite. After this week with Steam’s sale I’m curious to see how much I’ve downloaded actually.

  • Concerned

    This is a workaround to the always online requirement that got dropped! No problem I say, going to try and get as much of the next gen games digitally anyways! This game looks awesome!!! Cannot wait!!!????????????

    • TiMsTeR1033

      I hope for your sake its a once off issue and ps4 doesnt follow in ms foot steps

      • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

        Nothing is for certain when T&C’s apply.

  • Trevor Davies

    I don’t understand why you won’t be able to play the game after installing it from disk without downloading the free content first. Surely you’d have one or two cars & tracks for people to play with while waiting for the download… or is this free download of cars & tracks going to be 3kb unlock code for stuff already on the disk.

    • Hammersteyn

      Mandatory DLC?

      • Trevor Davies

        Sounds suspiciously more like DRM to me, with a cherry on top.

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Wait I am so confused…so what is the Disc for?…………..my tiny brain can’t comprehend this black magic

    • TiMsTeR1033

      too look pretty with 50 gbs of info oh thats the menus and soundtracks

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        ……..I feel so confused right now………..is this really the future

        • TiMsTeR1033

          you would think as i said before 50 gbs on a blu ray disc would be more than enough…. I just realised how long will it take to install 50 gbs to a ps4!!

          • RinceWind

            How long?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            shit I dont know longer than gta 5 will take to install gbs thats for sure. I dont know whats the speed of their blu ray drives in ps4 either.

          • Argentil

            The download is there because they are behind their projected launch deadlines. They will be releasing the bones of the game, and updating content such as cars and tracks with the download.

            Now, I think this could have been completely avoided if MS hadn’t moved their launch window sooner to compete with Sony. It seems like MS are just putting pressure on Turn 10 to deliver a system seller launch title. Turn 10 aren’t at fault here, if anything it’s a relief they aren’t launching the game with limited content, then charging for DLC a month later.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            They charge for DLC on day one.

        • RinceWind

          It would seem so. PS4 ftw!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Hell yeah!!! …. better of playing GT 6

          • TiMsTeR1033

            i want gt 5 and gt 6 only got forza 4 at home :(

          • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

            GT6 Demo is underwhelming to say the least. GT5 needs 6gb’s of updates the last time I checked. There’s no winning for you.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            crap! time to invest in uncapped then

          • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

            Why are you still on a capped account? You can get a 1mb Uncapped account for R129pm from OpenWEB.

          • Jakster

            Do some research on GT6 and you’ll read that it’s just GT5 with ultra-body-roll-suspension mod fitted on every vehicle.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            That sounds like the title to a dubstep song…

          • John Ambitious

            Well, they do have GT6 scheduled for PS3 already.

        • ALKi1234

          They are behind schedule…..

  • http://www.stribe.co.za/ Johann Smith

    This is just nuts…

  • ElimiNathan

    Ye sorry but if you don’t have DSL in this day and age I feel sorry for you, I know its expensive but don’t know what I would do without it.

    • Argentil

      A lot of areas don’t have access to broadband connections. It’s quite clear in our country for example. In the Durban area there are a number of zones where the lines cap at 512, if they even have access to DSL at all. Our country may be third world, but we’re better off than many other places. Even the US has at least a third of its population unconnected.

  • RinceWind

    WTF? What if we don’t want these stupid bloody drivatars (I thought there was a general rule that we would never use that word again?), DRM of the future is here!

    • Trevor Davies

      You will download your free stuff and you will like it! Or else.

      • RinceWind

        Yes sir! *whimpers…

        • TiMsTeR1033

          now get down and give me 2000 push ups! oh and make me a sandwhich while your down there.. and a cup of coffee oh oh and when your done to go streaking with I hate xbox one sprayed painted to your chest :)

          • RinceWind

            Hahah!

      • John Ambitious

        Sounds about right

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      I don’t wana live on this planet anymore

      • TiMsTeR1033

        its a harsh place isnt it. esp seeing as burger king isnt in joburg yet…. I wants burger king!

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          lol me 2, lines are short now

          • TiMsTeR1033

            your in CT? no fair!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            yep yep, take a bus on over :)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I flipping hate joburg! no sea no mountain, no canal walk no hout bay! no snookies! no BURGER KING! son of a bitch! we got one thing! CRIME!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            is burger king as good as they claim? random i know but i am hungry

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Don’t know, it’s just a burger though…how good can it be ?

        • RinceWind

          And to think, CT will have 3 soon! Just saying (one is 3 minutes walk from my flat, JUST SAYING)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            if only could send one one via courier that has a fridge built into truck

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            DICK!!! Just saying

          • RinceWind

            lol

  • Concerned

    C’mon guys, just read the full IGN article. The original game was designed to be always online and this being a launch title, they need do to a workaround and this is it! The original game would’ve had Drivatars online, but in order to enable offline play they need to add some AI Drivatars as I understand it. I think this game will be awesome and always evolving, and no owe race will be the same! Whether you play always online or just update the Drivatars each time you connect, the difficulty will always evolve and present you with a challenge even when playing offline! This is what I expect of a next gen title, some new innovation and thinking outside the box! Great stuff, you can either get with it and evolve with the next gen, or stay behind so you still get a choice! ????. There, I used “Drivatars” and “Evolve” 4 times in this post! Hahaha!

    • TiMsTeR1033

      yes but how big will downloads be! prob like 10 gbs! for rest of the world thats small and downloads pretty fast here in South africa not so fast :(

      • Concerned

        I hear you, hopefully it’s not going to be that big? But unfortunately we make up such a small portion of the market there will always be features that we will not be able to utilise on the next gen without proper DSL like Gaikai or Azure or HD streaming! Even the play as you download option of next gen is going to suck if you have to wait for “Act 2″ to download after finishing “Act 1″ already! ????. But hey, hopefully our new minister of communication is a gaming fan right???LOL!

        • RinceWind

          Yeah, you make a good point, we are a small market share and do not matter :(

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I am sure botswana is way better off than us in terms of bandwidth! We seriously suck! awhile back i heard in japan when you buy a house there is T1 sat already built in and part of water and lights!

    • RinceWind

      Gah! 4 times! I think the issue is with having to use the blasted Drivatars *spits on floor to clean mouth :)

      • Concerned

        Say it with me “DRIVATAR DRIVATAR DRIVATAR DRIVATAR DRIVATAR DRIVATAR”????

        • RinceWind

          NEVA! You can take my freedom, but not my mouth! Wait, what? 0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            if you were a gay hooker demanding his rights then this would all make sense lol

          • RinceWind

            Bwahahahaha!

          • Concerned

            Resistance is futile! “DRIVATARS, FIGHTATARS, DANCEATARS, SHOOTETARS, RinceWindATARS”!

          • RinceWind

            CodATARS, KinectATARS! The list goes on! DRMATARS!

    • Argentil

      Thing is, they already stated that Drivatars would only be available online, through the cloud. Obviously they have changed their minds since. Drivatars and connection requirements aren’t the only thing keeping them behind. They have said, in the quote above that there are tracks and cars missing. It’s going to be a large patch.
      They’re missing deadlines, and the game won’t be ready for shipping if they don’t send it out as it is, and roll out the rest on launch day.

  • John Ambitious

    I think this makes Forza perfectly suited to be brought out on PC as well now….please….

  • Martin du preez

    Is there even a point in bringing this bandwidth hog to S.A?

    • Jakster

      If only you said that with a serious face….

    • Troll Slayer

      Yeah, I agree. Why even bring PSN+ to S.A.. It’s such a bandwith hog and S.A doesn’t have internet in the first place.

      • Martin du preez

        Why bring Justin Bieber to South Africa? So many questions

  • Brady miaau

    DRM

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    NO SALE STUPID MICROSOFT ASS HATS

    For fcks sake.

    SONY I AM COMING RUNNING SO BE READY FOR ME.

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    Welcome to the future of gaming folks?

    YOU MEAN THE FUTURE OF ASSHATSOFT

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  • Argentil

    Ok, it takes a lot to make me laugh, but that header did the job. Nice one.

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