Forza Motorsport 7 Has a 50GB Day One Patch

Forza Motorsport 7 Has a 50GB Day One Patch - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 September 2017 / 2,217 Views

Anyone who purchases the physical copy of Forza Motorsport 7 will be required to download a day one patch of 50GB. The game is around 95GB, with 45GB on the disc. The patch can be downloaded for free starting on September 29.

 

"We’ve called this our biggest game, and the numbers bear it out: more than 700 cars at launch, 32 of the world’s greatest tracks (our largest lineup ever), a massive career in the Forza Driver’s Cup, and of course a huge list of ever-changing multiplayer and competitive modes that will keep players busy no matter their skill level or driving preferences," said developer Turn 10. "This is the largest game we’ve ever released in terms of sheer footprint size as well."

"While all players can complete the first play-through of the Forza Driver’s Cup on disc, beating the series unlocks a wealth of new Forza Driver’s Cup content, including new competitive and Showcase events, as well as new trophies and Driver Gear rewards. In order to access those new events and rewards, you’ll need to have the additional update installed."


Some of the features in the game will be be available at launch. This includes the Auction House, #Forzathon events, and Leagues. They will be listed as "Coming Soon." 

"Over the coming months, we’ll be introducing our series of events in Forza 7, including new #Forzathon events, constantly updated Rivals and Hoppers that will make full use of our new homologation system (more on that next week), new Prize Crates (featuring goodies like Mod cards, Driver Gear, new cars, and more) as well as unveiling cars in our Specialty Vendor (which will feature a regular cadence of unique cars for purchase), and more," said Turn 10. "The months ahead will also see new features to the game, which we’ll outline in further detail soon."

Forza Motorsport 7 will launch for the Xbox One and Windows PC on October 3.

Thanks VG24/7.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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29 Comments

ArchangelMadzz (on 19 September 2017)

Unac-fucking-ceptable


Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

It not the first and will not be the last X1 game that had a huge day one update. Also this is kinda old news since they already released this info on forzamotorsports.net a week ago.


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shikamaru317 (on 19 September 2017)

I really wish MS had decided to shell out the extra money for 2 blu-rays on this one. A 50 GB day one download will essentially make the game unplayable for those in areas with poor internet, and even for those of us with decent internet we're still looking at like half a day downloading before we can actually play it.


Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

You don't need the entire 95GB installed on your HD to start playing the game.


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VAMatt (on 19 September 2017)

The patch can be downloaded before the game releases though, according to the article.


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Bandorr (on 19 September 2017)

Wait, the patch is actually bigger than the game? Weird..


JEMC (on 19 September 2017)

Ridiculous.


SpokenTruth (on 19 September 2017)

50 GB day one patch. Did they forget to put the game on the disc itself?


Kerotan (on 19 September 2017)

You made me spit out the tea I was drinking xD


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Slap&Ride (on 21 September 2017)

Hahaha LOL ;)


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Bristow9091 (on 19 September 2017)

Holy shit that's big... out of curiosity, has any game ever had a bigger day one patch?


Bandorr (on 19 September 2017)

Can't recall one. I think one of the Halo games also got a 50 gig patch though.


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LuccaSSC (on 19 September 2017)

I guess Microsoft just gave up on compression.


Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

Pretty much, but its not the first X1 game with poor compression since there already a couple of other games that are close to 100GB and even a couple of games that are over 100GB already. It doesn't affect me though since I have fast internet and still around 200GB left on my HDD and I will buy at least a 2TB external HDD soon. But with proper compression this game would have only been a bit smaller then FM6 since they really didn't add a lot of new content (4 new tracks, a little over 100 more cars and a bunch more race suits and some additions to the weather system).


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IkePoR (on 19 September 2017)

MS gave up on everything Xbox, mate.


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hush404 (on 19 September 2017)

What ships on the disc if the patch is 50GB?


Kerotan (on 19 September 2017)

This doesn't even include the xbx 4k patch. Crazy.


think-man (on 20 September 2017)

In NZ most internet provider still offer capped internet. Meaning you get 100G a month or whatever you are paying for. If you want unlimited then usually its at a much slower download speed.


Azzanation (on 19 September 2017)

Ouch that sucks. I feel for those with poor internet.


Ljink96 (on 19 September 2017)

lmfao!


siebensus4 (on 19 September 2017)

If they would port it to Switch, they could use 128 GB on Gamecard :P There were days on PS1 where games were released with up to 4 discs... And now 2 discs aren't possible??


Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

Since the X1 S and X1 X can read Ultra HD Blu rays they could actually ship the whole game on one disc but I doubt anyone will use Ultra HD disc for games until next generation.


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Stefan.De.Machtige (on 19 September 2017)

Activate Mega Super duper wuper Facepalm!


Stefan.De.Machtige (on 19 September 2017)

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Plfff (on 21 September 2017)

TRUE 4K BABYYYY HAHAHAH NOT FAKE 4K like PS SHIT


StuOhQ (on 20 September 2017)

Nothing like sitting around, waiting to play your game on launch day. Modern gaming rocks! Lol


QUAKECore89 (on 20 September 2017)

I'm sorry I gotta pause this and focus on other platforms.


PAOerfulone (on 19 September 2017)

AHAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAAAA!!!!!


BraLoD (on 19 September 2017)

Hahaha as if.


Plfff (on 21 September 2017)

STFU you gay LMAO


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BraLoD (on 21 September 2017)

Seems like someone wants to get out of the closet.


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bonzobanana (on 19 September 2017)

Some day in the future when Microsoft no longer supports their consoles all these games will be unplayable on 'X' as there will be no servers to download from unless you also have the option on X to play the standard Xbox one version instead as supplied on the disc. Not a console for retro console owners of the future. Keeping access to the games you have payed for is getting harder all the time.


Errorist76 (on 19 September 2017)

Seems just like a rehash of their DRM measures tbh.


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StuOhQ (on 20 September 2017)

That's why I'd like to get as many games as I can on Switch -- those that come with a full game on a cart, that is.

Hopefully, most publishers will splurge for the larger game cards or Nintendo will start to split the difference with them.


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willians1900 (on 20 September 2017)

95 GB for a game ? SHIT


KLAMarine (on 19 September 2017)

Textures?


Errorist76 (on 19 September 2017)

Why does everybody have to download the big 4K textures?!


Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

The 95GB doesn't include the 4K textures that will be another 5-10GB. If you don't have a X1 X you will not be forced to download the 4K textures.


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Errorist76 (on 19 September 2017)

So what is it?! Bad compression?! Or just another form of online DRM?!


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Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

Bad compression I guess there already been a couple of X1 games that ended up being over 100GB with all the updates and DLC.


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xl-klaudkil (on 19 September 2017)

Wtf!! Soo totally unplayable


Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

Nope, the base game is 45GB and is contained on the disk the 50GB update is extra content. Not that it matters to me anyway I have fast internet and I bought the Ultimate Edition digitally and will download the whole 95GB. Even the demo is a beefy 26GB.


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Chris Hu (on 19 September 2017)

Was wrong about the demo its only 17.66GB took me about a half an hour to download. So the whole game should take me about three to four hours to download. With it being partially playable after about 20 to 30 minutes after beginning the download.


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Plfff (on 21 September 2017)

unplayable like your brain HAHAHA


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Mr Puggsly (on 21 September 2017)

Its not a day one patch per se, the complete game simply isn't on the disc. That sucks, but there simply isn't way to fit this game on a single disc, unless they do some serious compression I suppose.


Azzanation (on 20 September 2017)

On the other side of things, Nintendo overcompressers.


Errorist76 (on 19 September 2017)

Everybody thinking about getting the XB1X better get used to that cause it's surely going to be the rule.


IkePoR (on 19 September 2017)

So the yearly "come fuck this car" game is worse than the yearly "fucking basketball game" which is 70GB or whatever. Like it shouldn't even be possible for these games to even come close to these sizes.


Chris Hu (on 20 September 2017)

Well at least this has over 700 cars I doubt that NBA 2K18 has over 700 different basketball players unless they added over 25 retro teams.


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