It seems that the always-on “feature” of the Xbox One hasn’t vanished once and for good. Forza Motorsport 5, one of the most awaited console exclusivity, will require some sort of online check-in every time you boot the game.
“So when you first boot up the game, we’re going to ask you to log in,” Turn 10 Studios head Dan Greenawalt told 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.
“[But] that is required content to play the game. We basically have designed the game to work with all that content no matter how late is coming in, in order to make the biggest game possible.” he added.
Also, the disc won’t include the entire game, when you first boot up the game you will have to download the rest of Forza 5.
Sincerely, I don’t like this kind of “features” that forces player hands, but it’s pretty much up to everyone if they feel like those things can be a deal-breaker.