September 3rd 2014 9:32 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members Play Forza Motorsport 5 Free This Weekend

In preparation for the launch of Forza Horizon 2 on September 30th, 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, September 4 through 11:59 p.m. PDT, Sunday, September 7, Gold members in Xbox One markets can enjoy Forza Motorsport 5, in entirety and for free.

The Forza Motorsport 5 weekend will allow you to check out the full Forza experience with special in-game challenges, online play, and collect achievements and Gamerscore. After the weekend, you’ll have the option to purchase the game online from the Xbox Games Store or visit your favorite retailer and continue playing from where you left off.

Additionally, Turn 10 has some special events planned for the weekend; for more details on the click over to Xbox Wire.

Events, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • A. J.

    Free trials, huh? I like it! Keep up the good work.

    • CoD Master

      Hey are you the highest point of contact at Xbox Support? Because I talked to that person and he had the same name as yours, but without the dots.

      • A. J.

        Negative. I am not him. I’m just someone who likes free stuff.

        • CoD Master

          Oh okay! :)

          • A. J.

            It is a good name, though.

          • CoD Master

            Hm.. I wouldn’t say yes either no.

  • Jose Magdaleno

    That’s great news

  • JohnnyXB1

    nice

  • r3ivaj

    Wow, awesome feature!

  • random2win

    This is a great experience for Gold members. More stuff like this please.

  • Solomon

    if we don’t buy after sunday, what will happen to achievements?

    • http://summified.com/ Ry L

      I’d imagine they stay. It’s just like you rented the game for free over the weekend.

      • Jeff Rubenstein

        Yup, you’ll keep em.

        • CoD Master

          I would really love to see you more active in the blog, mate?

          • Ross Kemp

            So sweet ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Great ! I bought this on day one with my Xbox one and had a bit of fun with it. It’s not personally really my type of racer though because it’s pretty much a pure racing Sim… now forza horizon 2 is another thing all together and I’m pretty psyched for it! Love open world racing games…

    Even though drive club isn’t open world I’m pretty pumped for that as well just because graphically it looks actually incredible

    • CoD Master

      Well, there are some rumours that the graphical effects won’t be shipped with the full game and will be added in the fall in a update. I didn’t really knew that, but I read a comment on PS blog from a user who read that in an interview, I will check it again and I will update you.

      • MURD3R HE WROTE

        why would a playstation magazine report on an xbox game?

        • CoD Master

          Well Mitchell wanted to buy Driveclub, so I wanted to inform him about that.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            Gotcha, thought you were responding about forza.

          • CoD Master

            Okay, mate.

        • http://s1.zetaboards.com/wrestlingunlimited/index/ Blood Warriors

          DriveClub is playstation exclusive version of Forza and he was responding to the person mentioning drive club

          • Professor Oak

            Actually, Gran Turismo is Sony’s Version of Forza

  • CoD Master

    Great for people who getting the Xbox One in their countries this Friday, including mine.

  • Tracy Babb

    This is actually super cool. Thank you Microsoft for looking to do more things like this. Steam has free weekends every few weeks. It would be really cool to see this as a recurring thing on xbox. You’re probably not losing many sales of the game by giving it out free for one weekend, and I would think any sales you do lose would be insignificant with respect to the number of copies that are sold due to people trying it out. Please do more things like this.

  • TheSchwartz

    I just bought a Forza 5 download code off ebay for $28 this past weekend. This game is so gorgeous!

  • Carnage Rules

    Is this the beginning of the “Free Play Day” that leaked in the Xbox One Preview awhile ago?

    • Pauloctd

      They would need to increase download speeds considerably for that.

  • KaosTheory

    Haven’t played Forza so will give it a go this weekend in the free time I have when not playing Watch Dogs. Need to finish it up before DESTINY next Tuesday.

  • Mando44646

    Pretty cool. I’d like to see more of this

  • Duncan

    You need to buy 3 DLC cars for 100% achievements. If only they made that available it would have been a lovely thank you for all the people that all bought the game already. Otherwise 96 hours is more than enough time to complete this game (depending on how much time you like sleeping).

  • Étienne-A Beauregard

    Thanks Microsoft !! I wanted to buy Forza 5, this is just what I need !! I hope you’ll put it on sale next week.

    • JohnnyXB1

      25-30$ on ebay download code

      • Étienne-A Beauregard

        Right, but I didn’t see any sellers that sent the code via email, so I prefer to get honestly ripped off instead of waiting…that’s just how stupid I am.

        • JohnnyXB1

          eBay item number:
          281401491086

          • Ross Kemp

            Confirmed working :)
            Thank you .

          • Étienne-A Beauregard

            Thanks Man !! Totally buying it !…after this cool weekend !

  • HGamer

    Can I preload for this free trial?

  • Beefy Card

    If somebody downloads this game for Free Play and later buys it, will our save progress carry over?

    • Michael Burden

      Yes, and all achievements unlocked over the weekend stay unlocked.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/CampyElite CampyElite

    Hey im lost does this go live tonight at 12?

    • Professor Oak

      Tomorrow Morning at 12:01 :P

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    awesome. now you guys can be disappointed for free instead of paying like i did.

    • N9Nz

      Aw

    • beardyman3218

      Why? Forza 5 is a great game.

    • Cristiano Magalhaes

      The Game is great, the best avaliable today. If you happen to get a wheel like I did, the experience is way better.

  • Jim Flack

    Is it only for Xbox One? Or can Xbox 360 Gold Members play?

    • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

      Forza 5 is only on Xbox One.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      should have been on both really. it was somewhat choppy when i got it but they probably updated it now.

  • evilfangs .

    Yay! America only. How nice.

    • beardyman3218

      Its in all countries were Xbox one is sold, says so at the top.

      • evilfangs .

        Oh yeah, you’re correct. I read the competition rules.

    • JohnnyXB1

      go to settings and change region,dont be stupid

    • FRZU

      I guess we found the one guy who doesn’t like this game.

      Please, do tell – which racing game available today do you feel is better than Forza 5?

  • Swat

    Shame the game is a pile of garbage.

    • CoD Master

      You are a pile of garbage, because you visited a blog article that you don’t care.

      • Swat

        Ah, typical kid of the internet that can’t accept other people’s opinions.

        I come here for Xbox news and marketplace deals just like everyone else.

        • CoD Master

          This isn’t an opinion, opinions have to be justified, kiddo.

    • FRZU

      I guess we found the one guy who doesn’t like this game.

      Please tell us – which racing game available today do you feel is better than Forza 5?

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/0Bennyman 0Bennyman

    Nice, too bad I had to accidentally find this out :P.

  • Vince

    45gb is too large for a timed-demo’ish like service.

    • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

      cry me a river, please

    • Dylan Jones

      Demo lol. It’s the full game and even if you don’t get far in anything, it’s totally worth the download. I’ve had a blast playing it.

  • Wizzzard

    Nice! Downloading since last night and my download speed isn’t going higher then 900Kb/s????? It’s not my ISP because i’ve got an 90Mbit connection. (Download speed of other devices are way higher) Does MS limit download speeds? With those speeds it’s taking forever to download a game of 45Gb….

    • Michael Burden

      They probably have a lot of traffic on this download server which is making it slow. But the game is playable when you have about 30% downloaded as I got in a few races this morning.

  • Cristiano Magalhaes

    By the time I finish downloading 45gb, the free demo period will have been expired.

  • E5150

    How do I start the download? It keeps coming up saying its going to charge my CC!

  • Kravex

    They’d be mad not to have this on sale next week.

  • Derek D

    I bought Forza on launch day and couldn’t dump it fast enough. Laced with micro transactions. It really bummed me out considering the past games were so good.

    • DapperDingo

      Thankfully they have since fixed a bunch of the microtransaction problems. Microtransactions still exist, but are much more bearable now

  • Dylan Jones

    Going to get Destiny this week, but this free weekend absolutely confirmed I need to get this game. I’m not the greatest at racing games but this is not only extremely enjoyable but very in-depth and I can get into that even not as a big car guy!

  • KaosTheory

    if we have downloaded this on a secondary xbox one which stays offline mostly, can we continue to play forza or is there some type of trigger that explodes the game if we dare try? Will report back my findings later on when i get home.

  • Will Shorter

    My friend downloaded it and he is still playing it now without purchasing it altogether??

  • hayden

    Im still playing for free without paying what happend

    • KaosTheory

      Probably a time zone thing. Otherwise they may send a patch for the game…no idea. I was also wondering how they just “turn it off” when it’s a full retail game that we downloaded. I also have it downloaded to an Xbox One offline just in case.

  • Kravex

    Not free to play anymore.

 
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