Microsoft’s ever-so-successful racing franchise, Forza is readying up to become a launch title for Xbox One this November. Developers’ Turn 10 Studios has confirmed to IGN that a mandatory one time connection to Xbox LIVE is necessary before gameplay with their upcoming Forza 5. Before going all gamer-bitch, keep in mind that the Xbox One was initially designed to be an ‘always online’ console so now with the new changes to Xbox One’s DRM Policies some games have had to make changes to allow offline play.
Another reason the Day-One download from Xbox LIVE is necessary is that the game will not be complete at launch. In other words, the game you buy on the disc will be incomplete and will require the rest of it to be downloaded from Xbox LIVE.
“So when you first boot up the game, we’re going to ask you to log in,” Turn 10 explained to IGN “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…”
“We’re not making a launch game. We’re making Forza 5, at launch.”