I don't think MS holding up patches will stop this game being the best racer on consoles, i think there will be a day1 patch as most games do this now
to help stop pirate games, but holding up patches will not make any difference as this game has more in every direction without a patch

and as soon as the online championship comes it will be on another level to there forza
online championship update may get the big delay from MS..

8....to go