Submitted by KillerByte23 18d ago | news

Xbox Live Gold Members Can Play Forza Motorsport 5 Free This Weekend on Xbox One

As we gear up for the launch of Forza Horizon 2 on Sept. 30, we’re excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Forza Motorsport 5 for free this entire upcoming weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT, Thursday, Sept. 4 through 11:59 p.m. PDT, Sunday, Sept. 7, Gold members in Xbox One markets can play the newest entry in the highest-rated racing franchise* of the past decade, Forza Motorsport 5, in entirety and for free. (Forza Motorsport 5, Xbox One)

Illusive_Man  +   18d ago
Bigpappy  +   18d ago
One more reason to love digital
annoyedgamer  +   18d ago
I got this for free with my X1.
BattleReach  +   18d ago
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green  +   18d ago
Bought an X1 on Saturday and just got Forza Motorsport 5 yesterday. If a launch game is already this awesome, i cant wait to see what future Forza Motorsport entries will be like. Fantastic game with the best A.I (Drivertar) i have ever seen in a racing game.
DeathOfTheFanBoy  +   18d ago
Indeed, the AI is insane, it feels truly alive, unlike any other Forza game before, much more fun. Makes other racing games feel pretty stale.
HugoDrax  +   18d ago
"with the best A.I (Drivertar) i have ever seen in a racing game"

Exactly! The cool thing is that our drivatar from Forza 5 will continue over to Forza Horizon 2 :-) So since your experience and saved data is on the cloud, it just ports over to the Horizon series.

Yeah! I can't wait till Horizon 2 releases, feel free to add me if you guys want gamertag:AuricGoldfinger
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green  +   18d ago
Now that is some serious next gen stuff. A buddy of mine in Ghana sent me a screenshot that he was racing against my drivetar lol.
Lawboy2  +   18d ago
Wow I did not know that...I knew there were drivatars in forza horizon didn't know that they ported over to horizon 2
Kayant  +   18d ago
Nice gesture and sounds like it works like steam free weekends... that leaked trial wasn't such an error after all ;)

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oh right forgot about that :p. Very true it's a nice thing to have on a digital store.
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theRell  +   18d ago
Or maybe it was. Instead of 24hrs., they meant to put 48hrs.

And no one can complain about that.
mhunterjr  +   18d ago
Cool. Racing fans on xb1 have had a nice string of announcements lately, first we're getting a FH2 demo, then NFS:R was added to the EA Access vault, now this... I'm loving it.
GusBricker  +   18d ago
How big is the DL? Not a racing fan, but might try it out for free.
Dudebro90  +   18d ago
I think its 40 gigs.
theRell  +   18d ago
A little under 32GB
GusBricker  +   18d ago

Thanks for the info!
SliceOfTruth888  +   18d ago
I almost cant wait to see how the Sony fanboys spin this one lol
NeoGamer232  +   18d ago
I'll put $20 bucks on...

"Well we have dashboard themes coming in 2.0"
URNightmare  +   18d ago
There's nothing to spin. Microsoft is doing their best to keep their costumers and attract more. In that process, you win.

NeoGamer232  +   18d ago

All gamers are winning with MS, Nintendo, and Sony competing hard...
tlougotg  +   18d ago
No need to spin weve already been getting awesome games not just for a weekend but for the duration of plus lol add to the fact weve always gotten trials on games whenever we felt like it.

Your trying to hard man and have failed utterly, there is nothing on xbone that Sony fans want lol bY the way Drive club is coming soon and a good part of it free for plus lol vroom vroommmmm
NeoGamer232  +   18d ago
This is yet another neat feature for X1 and XBL.

MS is in onslaught mode for the OS and XBL... The features keep stacking up and Nintendo and Sony are standing there with almost no response.
tlougotg  +   18d ago
Features? lol like battery indicator, then later streaming, etc... that Ps4 already had? Yeah they are killing it man lol FOH with that bs lol u salty.

Shareplay, custom themese, etc... say hello guy then Microsft will come two months later and add soemthing similar and ull be saying "wow microsoft is killing it man!" lol hahahaha
HugoDrax  +   18d ago
You my friend sound SALTY! as hell lol. Microsoft is a software company, that is their strength. Sony makes spectacular hardware products, that is their strength. Stop trolling, and just respect the fact that Microsoft is a SOFTWARE GIANT. This is a department SONY can't compete in, just compare Smartglass App to the PLAYSTATION App. Smartglass trumps the PLAYSTATION app in every way. I'm going to compare both apps soon, and make a YouTube video. The PLAYSTATION app is child's play, when compared to the smartglass app.
Antwan3k  +   18d ago
Lol, I like how you forgot to mention a features like external HDD support and MP3/video playback.. Features that are still at the top of many PS4 owners wish lists..

I also find if funny how much Sony fanboys like yourself are hyping Shareplay.. Judging from the implementation planned for Far Cry 4, it is just a glorified way to let your friends demo the game.. Sure it's co-op but it's limited to one hour.. You're hyped about letting your friend play a game for one hour but you bash EA Access for giving subscribers 6 hours of early access of full games, unlimited access to a growing Vault of full games, and now you bash the idea of giving players four full days worth of access to a full AAA title like Forza Motorsport 5 (and we can only assume that other games will follow), yet streaming one hour of gameplay from a friend's PS4 has you excited?.. C'mon dude.. Tell me, how does SharePlay stack up to the Family Share feature that was originally planned for the Xbox One (and is surely coming back) that lets you give full games to up to 10 of your friends?.. That one hour of streaming still sound so amazing when I can play unlimited amounts of time on a game that I have downloaded to my HDD that I got from a friend's Xbox One?.. I don't need to stream a game with potential latency and only play it for an hour at a time with my friend if we both own the full game thanks to family share.. Please quit drinking the Kool-Aid sir..

Take the fanboy goggles off for a minute an realize that finally getting custom themes that are still "coming this fall" do not match the monthly updates we've already been seeing for the Xbox One all this year..

The PS4 has certainly kicked the Xbox One's butt in a number of ways so far, but software updates and additional features is NOT one of those areas bud..
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Your_avg_gam3r  +   18d ago
What a move been wanting to play 😍
IrishSt0ner  +   18d ago
Already own it although nice event.. Will prob be going back to fm5 until fm6 for my sim racing needs.
poppinslops  +   18d ago

I've been thinking of buying this ever since I accidentally obtained disc 1 of Forza 3 (2nd hand 360 came with it inside).

Does anyone know if this is the one where Kinect lets you lean to see, or is that Horizon 2?
IcarusOne  +   18d ago
FM5 has head tracking, though I disable it. Even with the new Kinect, it's clunky and I find it distracting.
JeffGUNZ  +   18d ago
I've been looking for something to hold me over for Destiny. I just finished my Madden Trial for EA Access, and NHL 15 will have their 6 hours on Thursday now this, I should be occupied till Tuesday!

Great move!
DarXyde  +   18d ago
This is actually pretty awesome. Good on Microsoft, but I hear the grinding is so intense that you'd never scratch the surface in a weekend. Great advertising pitch, I'll say.

Given the timing, I'm guessing this is a way to steer people towards Horizon 2. With Drive Club right around the corner, this is probably a good competitive move. Thrifty consumer ultimatum: give away F5 for a weekend, then get on board FH2 or get a scaled down version of Drive Club as long as you have PS+?

I know, two very different racing titles, but it's still a great way to get people to your platform for your racing game needs.
Lawboy2  +   18d ago
This is true...especially if you don't play racers...it will take you along time to understand the tuning and trying to drive with assist off...well atleast for me it did lol
HugoDrax  +   18d ago
"but I hear the grinding is so intense that you'd never scratch the surface in a weekend."

It's not bad actually. I played it for a few hours last week, just about to reach driver level 70. Anyhow, when you're away from the game your drivatar is still racing for you. Which earns you credits/money while you aren't even physically playing the game. Those credits/money can be used to purchase Experience boosters for a duration. Which helps you level up quicker. Every time I play Forza, it's for a certain amount of time. So I always just use the experience boosters when I play.
traumadisaster  +   18d ago
Read it as horizons2 cause that is what I want, had f5 since launch.

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