The fact that games still require the download of data on DVD or Blu-Ray is a recurring problem. For Forza Motorsport 7 the transfer of 50 gigabytes is simply necessary because a single data carrier does not have enough capacity.
Buyers of the Blu-Ray version of the game for the Xbox One (X) receive only a single volume with 45 gigabytes of data. The missing files must be downloaded from the Internet. After all, the burden on the Internet connection is halved: If you buy digital and on your PC, you have to download the whole game, which is 95 gigabytes.
However, waiting times do not go along with this. Forza 7 is “out of the box” playable, assures developer Turn 10. The update with the remaining game files simply expands the scope of the racing game. These include other events for the single player campaign, which will be available after their first play.
Naturally, the game can be played from the disc alone. However, if you want to experience the true depth and breadth of content in Forza Motorsport 7, you’ll want to take the additional update