If you’re an Xbox One owner who hasn’t had a crack at one of its best exclusives in Forza 5, Gold subscribers can download the full game starting at 12:01am PST on Thursday and enjoy the entire game until 11:59pm PST on Sunday.
Aside from the promotion only being available to Gold subscribers, there’s no catch at all. You can hop on and play every single mode the game as to offer, both on and offline, with full unrestricted access until Sunday night. You can even unlock achievements, and take part in a special endurance event in-game with the Grand Tour of Prague. Once your free access expires, should you decide to buy the game afterwards, your progress will be saved so you can pick up right where you left off.
Offering unrestricted access to one of its most popular exclusives allows Microsoft to build hype for the newest game in the Forza franchise, Forza Horizon 2, which arrives on Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this month on September 30th. If you can’t wait until the 30th to get your hands on Forza Horizon 2, a demo will be available for download through Xbox Live on September 16th.
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