In light of Forza Horizon 5 trucking its way to Game Pass later this year, Forza Motorsport 7 will, as of September 15th, disappear from the roster. This comes after the official Twitter handle published the update, stating that the game will be approaching its “end of life” status, with third-party licenses set to expire this year. So, come September, Xbox fans will lose access to the game along with all its DLC. And that goes for the Game Pass placeholder too, sadly.
Forza Motorsports 7 has been on the market since 2017, with sales stacking up just as high as previous entries in the series. And, being one of the many Game Pass icons, players have also downloaded and streamed the game by the motherload since its official debut. Only now, with the game reaching its digital demise, Xbox users will have to resort to the spin-off Horizon chapters, or, as a consolation, idle by for the next big update from Turn 10 Studios.
On September 15th, 2021, #ForzaMotorsport7 will reach End of Life status. This means that the game and its DLC will no longer be available to purchase. For more info, check out our latest blog post: https://t.co/thEYOw0lLQ pic.twitter.com/NF5T8UjihO
— Forza Motorsport (@ForzaMotorsport) July 29, 2021
Bring me that Horizon…
Luckily, Forza Horizon 5 is set to release on November 5, with Game Pass rolling out the red carpet as a day one exclusive. And as for Forza Motorsport 8, well, that’s still a lukewarm topic that has yet to see the light of day. But even still, the thing to take away is that, even with Forza Motorsport 7 dropping out of the race on the digital front, Horizon 5 is still very much en route. And it’s coming a lot sooner than we initially thought. So that’s something.
In light of the September delisting, players can still purchase a physical copy of the game. And, with the multiplayer and all the online services still running as normal, there really is no cause for total concern just yet. But if you’re simply looking to delve into the experience quickly before it goes dark, then you can pick up the game for as little as $10 on the Microsoft Store. Or, if you’re a Game Pass subscriber, then you can enjoy the open road for free at the tap of a single download.