Bit of confusion here, I was under the impression “DAY 1” was November 5th, but it appears that regardless of being on xbox ultimate or not, its only November 5th if you throw an additional £40 Microsofts way for the premium bundle, otherwise your “DAY 1” is November 9th?
So game pass is behind an additional paywall now is it?
Very disappointed that goalposts are again being moved here.
It’s about marketing and skilful use of words. Supposing they said today is the official release day, but everyone who didn’t buy 1st class tickets is a 2nd class player and gets to play four days late. It’s the exact same situation, just with different words. Same with VIP.
it literally says launching november 9th in every store and commercial. also as for your “bait and switch” you get about 100$ cad worth of dlc with the premium add ons bundle. its literally the ultimate edition without having to repurchase the game if you have gamepass
Just the ugly face of capitalism unfortunately (and I’m not anti-capitalist). They know they can get thousands of people to pay extra to play a few days early. Forget all the progressive stuff they say to appear cool and support the right causes. It’s ultimately all about the cold hard cash.
Ontop of the Premium stating the early access all over the place, Forza has been known to release the game a few days early, FM7 was a full week, to those who bought the most expensive (Premium/Ultimate Edition) version of the game. The official launch, and this “Day 1” is Nov 9th. This is why it is called “early access”.
No, as it has been stated multiple times. Day 1 is Nov. 9, not Nov 5. November 5 is early access. You can’t walk into a store or buy FH5 on the Microsoft Store today and expect to be able to play, unless you buy the Premium Edition or add-ons bundle.
I’d still say it a major misnomer that in the longrun could bite MS in the butt. I remember when games were only Physical and companies used to be straight by saying "the premium edition comes out on the 5th and the standard on the 9th". But now it would seem that MS desperately needs this catchy Phrase "play it on Day 1 with Game Pass" so it created 2 colorful (and mistaken) ways to refer to these different dates (something perfectly normal) that per se exist since forever. "Early Access" is something totally different to what happened on the 5th, I got early access to Windows 11, my you tuber friend got early access to Far Cry 6 for preview/review purposes, what happened on the 5th for Forza was a proper launch of a commercial product instead (FH5 Premium Edition, which of course was and is for sale for everyone in the world, no restrictions nor special clubs etc) . I say the marketing mambo jumbo has to go, by simply stating things as they really are ("Premium comes out on the 5th, Standard Comes Out on the 9th, oh and GP users align with standards buyers") people will still see the great value in GP without any controversy.