The Forza series is one of Xbox’s most established and well-known franchises. Constantly pushing the boundaries of how the game lets you explore, customize your cars, and race around the world is just some of the fun the series is known for. With the upcoming release of Forza Horizon 5 and the announcement of the next Forza game after that, it has been announced that Forza Motorsport 7 will reach the end of its life cycle in the coming months.
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
The news was announced today on Forza’s official Twitter page in a tweet with a blog post going further into detail about the decision. On September 15th, the game will no longer be available to purchase or play on Xbox Game Pass, along with its DLC. But, current owners can still play the game as they normally would. As compensation to those who have the game but not the DLC, the blog post assures players can still experience the downloadable content as well.
The post reads “For any Xbox Game Pass players who previously purchased DLC for the game, but not the game itself, we have good news! You will receive a token for the game through the Xbox Message Center so that you can continue playing Forza Motorsport 7. Token distribution will be through August 2. However, if after that date you have not received your token, please contact Xbox Support here. (Unused tokens will expire on September 15, 2023.)”
The post finishes off by saying “If you know someone who has yet to play Forza Motorsport 7, we are offering a discount on the game in the Microsoft Store through September 15. For anyone keeping an eye on our Rivals events with our esports partners, after September 15 we will continue to provide content to support our partners’ esports competitions with new Rivals events coming soon, so there’s still be plenty of racing action to be had.” While there will be those who are sad to see the game go, the next Forza Horizon game is due out in November of this year, so the wait won’t be long for those looking to scratch that racing itch.