Studio head Dan Greenawalt confirmed that when players log in the first time, the game will download tracks, cars, and Drivatar data. "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," he said.
Greenawalt added that the download is required content to run the title. "We basically have designed the game to work with all that content no matter how late [it] is coming in, in order to make the biggest game possible," he revealed during the interview. Xbox One owners can begin playing the game while parts of it are still being downloaded.