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Forza 5 director on Day 1 download: 'It depends on what you define as finishing'

Joystiq: "According to a previous report, to complete the career mode in Forza Motorsport 5 players will need a Day 1 download. That's based on prior comments made by Turn 10 Studios Creative Director Dan Greenawalt, who happens to be here at Gamescom. We are too, so we caught up with Greenawalt and asked him to clarify just how much players would miss out on without the Day 1 data."

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NextGen24Gamer985d ago

Anyone who turns this into a negative is a clear cut FANBOY!

It's pretty simple and pretty amazing what they are doing!

1. The game is complete, tracks, cars, career mode, etc...Day 1 no download.

2. They have been working tirelessly to add new content up till the last minute...What that you get EXTRA tracks, cars, etc...FOR FREE and all you need to do is download it DAY 1.

Who can find a complaint about that? Oh, you don't have internet? You don't know anyone who has internet? You can't take your console to a starbucks or any place that has free wifi and download the EXTRA content? You can't take your console to a friends house to download the EXTRA content? many places like Best buy are doing it as a service for FREE!

Anyone who can find something to bi#$H about with this is just sad. It's the same thing they did with the last Forza and no one complained.

KwietStorm985d ago

Ok, first, relax. Nobody even said anything yet and you're going crazy. But let me understand. If you don't download it on the first day, then you won't get the extra stuff?

3-4-5985d ago

Have you ever played Forza before ?

They often, at random times throughout the games lifecycle, will release free cars and tracks, mostly cars.

If you have xbox live now, you can download them for free.

It's not new for anybody who has had an xbox 360 over the past 6-7 years.

Puppy_Farts985d ago

I haven't disagreed or agreed, but I couldn't tell if you were joking around about taking your console to a Starbucks to download free sh*t.

Ripsta7th985d ago

Ive seen some guy playin his ps3 at mcdonalds , like right outside on the bench lol i think it wuld be too much glare tho

Skate-AK984d ago

The sad thing is that he was 100% serious.

GryestOfBluSkies985d ago

so far i count 1 for the fanboy argument. settle down a little

staticdash22985d ago

You need to calm down. It's my personal preference, and belief that I do not buy games that I perceive as unfinished. Doesn't matter what they tell me or what excuses they give, if I think it's unfinished, then no buy.

NextGen24Gamer985d ago

It's called constantly evolving & growing...Not Unfinished. Is it a concept to complex to grasp?

The download is not needed to completely enjoy the game. It's EXTRA stuff that they are adding up to the time of release. And like the previous Forzas they have a history of offering free cars deep into the life of the game.

Who complains about free extra stuff? LOL...

sincitysir1984d ago

Well to be fair people were saying guerrilla games giving free maps was desperate. Is it now ok to get free stuff from devs? Yes? I thought so. By the way I think this is great.

TheBrit985d ago

I don't know, can I take my Xbox one to a Starbucks and download the content?

I guess they might let me wheel it in plug it in, plug in a monitor of some sort and leech off of their internet and electricity while drinking the coffee I picked up along the way from McDonald's...

sincitysir1984d ago

Hahah I like that McDonald's jab. It stung. Bubble up.

OrangePowerz985d ago

It's not extra free content it's stuff they couldn't finish on time.

TheFreak985d ago (Edited 985d ago )

We don't have starbucks in my country :( but we have mc'donalds do they usually have internet access?

Ripsta7th985d ago

How about friends? W internet?

robotgargoyle985d ago

I would've been mad in the past, but we live in a ever-growing digital age.

Being in a rural area, I'm trying to find the best solution for a fast internet solution since Time Warner Cable is still not available in my area, but I'm postitive satellite will at least work.

Forza 4 still had some much, I'm still not through career mode and I've preordered Forza 5 regardless.

tokugawa985d ago

satellite will work. but the ping will mean that on-line multiplayer is out of the question

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XboxFun985d ago

Why is this even news? We have had many, MANY games released with day one downloads. Keep moving folks, nothing to see here.

GryestOfBluSkies985d ago

and probably many more to come. im not a fan of it, but nothing we can do about it

Ron_Danger985d ago

Well it is a problem for people that don't have Internet or a slow connection but I recently read a report where if you don't have a connection you can just go to a Starbucks and use their WiFi. Here's the link:

http://m.n4g.com/Comments/I...

Godmars290985d ago (Edited 985d ago )

Ron_Danger:
Really not seeing it as a good idea for people to lug around a $500 system, plus a TV, to a public area. Not get mugged or expect to be allowed to use multiple outlets.

Hell, if anything upon hearing about this Starbucks may very well charge you for having to do all that.

Ron_Danger985d ago

@Godmars

You might want to click the link I posted.

It's called sarcasm... Stevie Wonder saw it a mile away

GryestOfBluSkies985d ago

im using my last comment just to lololol

tuglu_pati985d ago

Typical american response! Then they wonder why they get stereotyped. You know the world is huge and English is not every ones native language right?

jc48573985d ago (Edited 985d ago )

every now and then when we have a rep come in to talk about their product/service like dlc and whatnot, I just can't help but feel they are taking you in a merry go around with jumble mumble that simply adds more to the confusion to the answer the inquirer is asking.

tuglu_pati985d ago

Then i misunderstood what you were trying to say. Sorry... :/

KwietStorm985d ago

Did you know sentences start with a capital letter?

Godmars290985d ago

He can't because its double speak.

He's being asked do you need the day-one DLC to finish the career mode, and he's saying its mostly additional content, which in this day and age you get regardless. Basically dodging the question.

Its not really going to matter to anyone internet, but if you don't, like with someone who's already going to have to go to extra lengths for now the one-time online registration for the XB1, you're not getting the full game. Unless you again go to extra lengths.

He and MS are basically talking to the general market, but in reality they're pretty oblivious of the offline segment.