Forza Motorsport 7 has just about reached its last corner on the digital front, meaning that tomorrow the game will no longer be available to buy as a digital purchase. Turn 10 Studios will once again strip the latest instalment for parts, and eventually its online services will also come tumbling down along with it, leaving it as scraps of pixels and carbon.
As per the Forza routine, Turn 10 Studios will see in the end of their third-party licenses and agreements, meaning their usage of real-world cars, tracks and features will no longer be open to explore. So, while Forza Motorsport 7 has only been on the market for just shy of four years — its time has unfortunately met its fixed end.
The good news to this is that, while no digital copies will be available to purchase, good old physical copies will still very much be on the shelves of any quality store. Second-hand, perhaps — but physical nonetheless. And that has to count for something, right? I mean, nothing lasts forever, and Forza is sadly another one of those franchise greats that also has to commit to its given expiry date.
On the plus side…
The plus side to Forza Motorsport 7 leaving the digital front is that Forza Horizon 5 is only around the corner. That’s right, November 5th will see in the next leg of the journey, with an already confirmed 426 epic cars to drive from day one. And, if you’re a Game Pass subscriber — then you’ll have the luxury of playing it all on launch day. So, it’s not all bad news.
To recap, Forza Motorsport 7 is out, and Forza Horizon 5 is in. Online services for Motorsport 7 are still ongoing, though that’s subject to change over the coming months now that the third-party licenses have expired.
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