Forza Motorsport 7 is being delisted from digital storefronts and Game Pass and will become unavailable to purchase after September 15. The Forza Motorsport series Twitter account made the announcement Thursday, detailing how the delisting will impact players who own the game or DLC.
Though not an unusual move for the Forza Motorsport series (previous games have had sales halted, usually due to licenses from car manufacturers, celebrities, or even music labels have expired), the “End of Life” status is hitting before the release of the eighth Forza Motorsport game, which was announced in July 2020. Developer Turn 10 skipped its usual release cycle to take time to innovate on the franchise.
“There can be more than 500 license partners on any Forza game, for cars, tracks, music, etc., and licenses can all have different terms and expirations date,” The Forza Twitter account said in response to fan questions. “Servers will continue running, our support team will still be working on the game, and we’ll even be able to keep running Rivals events for our partners. End of Life just means the game won’t be available for purchase.”
Players who own the game before the September 15th deadline will still be able to download and play the game (along with DLC), and multiplayer and online services will continue.
If by some chance you’re also an Xbox Game Pass member, and purchased Forza Motorsport 7 DLC (before today’s announcement) but have yet to purchase the base game, you’ll receive a token for the game through Xbox’s message center. You should receive a token by August 2 and will need to redeem it by September 15.
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Keep in mind that anyone just playing Forza Motorsport 7 via Game Pass won’t be able to play post-September 15. That includes cloud streaming.
Thankfully, Microsoft is offering a discount for anyone who wants to lock down a copy.
Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition: $19.99 (£17.49, €19.99)
Forza Motorsport 7 Deluxe Edition: $14.99 (£12.49, €12.49)
Forza Motorsport 7 Standard Edition: $9.99 (£7.49, €9.99)
Meanwhile, folks who’ve managed to get an Xbox Series X/S are waiting on Forza Horizon 5, and we recently got a new look at all the different biomes you’ll visit in its version of Mexico.[poilib element=”accentDivider”]
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.