Earlier we reported that Forza Motorsport 5 will require you to sign in to Xbox Live to play the game, however, Turn 10 boss Dan Greenawalt has clarified his comments and has said that the game will be playable out of the box.
“While playing, the player will be asked to connect to Live in order to download a completely fresh set of player-created Drivatar opponents – it’s not a lot of data, but the download contains enough Drivatars to cover all difficulty settings,” he told IGN.
“Connecting will also download new content – but the vast majority of the launch content is contained on the disc. This download is simply additional cars and tracks. The gameplay is not blocked while downloading the additional content; it’s done in the background just like disc install.”
He also revealed that the game was designed for the extra content which you have to download.
“Deeper areas in the career mode were designed to utilize these additional cars and tracks,” he said.
“This is similar to what we did on Forza Motorsports in the last generation as well – shipping both free and premium content at launch. In some ways it’s similar to the Disc 2 content in FM4 as well. However, this time (unlike DLC tracks in previous Forza’s) deeper progression in the career mode was designed to fully integrate this launch downloadable content.”
The game comes out later this year on the Xbox One. It’s a launch title for the system.
Source – IGN.