Racing game Forza Horizon 3 is nearing the end of its shelf life and will stop being sold on September 27.
In a post on the game’s forum, Forza Community Team member “Morglet 713” put up the following message:
A heads up for the Forza community: Forza Horizon 3 will reach ‘end of life’ status on September 27. That means that the game and its associated DLC will no longer be available for purchase. After September 27, players who own Forza Horizon 3 will still be able to download and play the game and its associated content as normal. However, Forza Horizon 3 and its DLC will no longer be for sale.
Forza Horizon 3 was well received on launch and sold over 2.5 million copies within its first six months. The open-world racing game had a more “fun” aesthetic than the simulation focused Forza Motorsport series, as evidenced by their Hot Wheels expansion pack and their tie-in with Final Fantasy XV, bringing the Quartz Regalia into the game as one of the vehicles players could drive.
It was also the first game in the Forza series to be released on both Xbox One and Windows, and cross-play functionality was implemented for the first time, a harbinger of future efforts towards making such features commonplace (at least within Microsoft’s environments). Another feature in Forza Horizon 3, which was slowly phased out over its lifetime, involved Microsoft’s failed Groove Music Pass and its related Groove Music media player. Players were, up until last year, able to play their own music tracks from libraries stored on OneDrive.
The success of Forza Horizon 3 has been overshadowed by its sequel, Forza Horizon 4, whose own sales numbers have exceeded 10 million copies. Nevertheless, players have had a great run with the game. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you still have some time before it goes away forever.