Forza Motorsport 7 is being pulled from sale on September 15th as it reaches end of life

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Jul 30, 2021 1:06 PM
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It’s not uncommon to see games pulled from sale when they reach 'end of life status' in the physical world, but Microsoft has surprisingly announced that Forza Motorsport 7 will be completely removed from sale on September 15th, including digital copies, just 4 years after it launched.

The move has been criticized by many, mainly for being terribly confusing. For instance, by the time September 15th rolls around no one will be able to buy a digital copy of the game from official stores. However, the game will still be able to play if you already own it, and perhaps more confusingly multiplayer will still be supported even after that date.

Additionally, FM7 will be removed from Xbox Game Pass on September 15th, but if you own any of the DLC then you will receive a token via Xbox Message Centre that will allow you to keep playing (though if you don’t receive your token by August 2nd, then you can contact Xbox Support).

Many have pointed out that 4 years is an absurdly short time for a game to reach end of life status, especially in a digital world where you don’t need to worry about printing new discs and shipping them to stores. Game Pass also seems like a great way to keep the game around, and why would multiplayer still be supported?

There’s a lot of questions being brought up by the new announcement, but the good news is that Microsoft is currently selling Forza Motorsport 7 with a 75% discount (just $10!) until the game is removed from sale on September 15th. The Forza games are a series of racing titles beloved by many, and split into two distinct series: Motorsport, and Horizon

What do you think? Have you played Forza Motorsport 7? What do you think of it? Why would it reach end of life status so quickly? And why would multiplayer still be supported thereafter? Let us know your thoughts!

Have you played Forza Motorsport 7?

If you have then what do you think of it?

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20:26 Jul-30-2021

This is absolutely terrible... Licensing constantly kills games and makes retroactive changes to stuff, permitted by the digital age we live in.
Meanwhile I checked my local pirate site and both FH3 and FM7 are on it... I guess it's up to the pirates to preserve the games past their "end of life" once again, huh?

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20:37 Jul-30-2021

these days digital(pirated) game copies are what preserves "new" games, since even if they ship with physical copy its barely playable without any patches applied. Many games in console market comes only partially in physical media and still requires internet connection to finish the installation.

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21:39 Jul-30-2021

Nothing wrong downloading games that are not avaliable on any store

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23:55 Jul-31-2021

yep, it has its name, called "abandonware".

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01:28 Jul-31-2021

Pirates are not the hero we need. but the ones we deserve.

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15:32 Jul-30-2021

i actually enjoyed forza 7, i usually play racing simulators like assetto corsa whith wheel but forza 7 with controller is really good fun, im not relaly interested in forza horizon series

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14:36 Jul-30-2021

disappointing, so that means next is Forza Horizon 4, just like they did with FH2, FM6 Apex and FH3

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20:20 Jul-30-2021

All thanks to a little something called "licensing"...

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