ENWorld is reporting news from ACD Game Days (a distributor) that upon releases of the DnD Starter, there will be a free pdf download of approximately 15% of the Player's Handbook handling character generation.
While is excellent news, I had personally hoped that the Starter would give a coupon for a free month of DnDI and access to an online character generator.
While I personally can make a DnD 5E character in under 15 minutes these days, I did really enjoy the online tools.
Hopefully they will return.
One last part, I hope they start talking about Dragon and Dungeon soon. Awesome digital content at launch would just be icing on the cake.