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Forza Motorsport 7 to be Pulled From Sale on September 15

Forza Motorsport 7 to be Pulled From Sale on September 15 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2021 / 1,694 Views

Turn 10 community manager Jacob Norwood in a blog post announced the racing game, Forza Motorsport 7, will be reaching its end of life on September 15. This means the game and its DLC will no longer be available for purchase in the Microsoft Store or available with Xbox Game Pass.

After September 15, players who own the game will still be able to download and play the game, including DLC. Multiplayer and online services will also remain available for those that own the game. 

For Xbox Game Pass players who have purchased DLC will get a token for the game through Xbox Message Center, so they can continue to play Forza Motorsport 7. Token distribution will be through August 2. If you have not received your Token you can contact Xbox Support here

Forza Motorsport 7 to be Pulled From Sale on September 15

If you have not played the game it will be discounted by 75 percent  to $9.99 until September 15.

Forza Motorsport 7 released for the Xbox One and PC on October 3, 2017. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 30 July 2021)

The title isn`t that old to be pulled away from sale, but well, digital have this type of stuff.

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shikamaru317 (on 30 July 2021)

This isn't unusual for Forza games, they are always removed from the marketplaces after 4 years. It's due to car licenses expiring in both Forza series and also music licenses expiring in Forza Horizon games, it costs alot to renew those licenses, more than the extra sales they would get after 4 years on the market are worth.

What is unusual is that Forza Motorsport 7 is being removed from the market before it's successor releases. Turn 10 and Playground usually manage to release their next games before the end of life for their previous game, for instance Forza Horizon 5 later this year will be releasing about 10 months before Forza Horizon 4 is delisted in September 2022. Turn 10 has been taking their time developing the upcoming Forza Motorsport reboot for Xbox Series, it will likely release 5 years after Motorsport 7, in September-November 2022 most likely.

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LudicrousSpeed (on 31 July 2021)

“ After September 15, players who own the game will still be able to download and play the game, including DLC. Multiplayer and online services will also remain available for those that own the game. ”

Just thought I’d quote this, for those whining about game preservation and digital vs physical.

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Signalstar (on 30 July 2021)

Why? License issues?

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Mr Puggsly (on 30 July 2021)

This is bad considering its the best sim racer on the platform. That means there are no more Forza sim games on the Xbox store when this leaves. MS really needs to fix this problem ASAP.

Either way, I just bought the complete versions of Forza Horizon 4 and Forza 7 for $20 each.

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Blood_Tears (on 30 July 2021)

Wow, the game is less than 4 years old and they won't renew the license. Didn't Phil just state recently that game preservation is important to them and game pass helps with that? Typical of that hypocrite I guess.

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Ka-pi96 Blood_Tears (on 30 July 2021)

It may not even be up to them. If the car manufacturers aren't willing to renew there's not much that MS can do. Even if they are willing to renew, if they're asking too much money it's not worth it from MS' perspective, the game's basically finished sales wise regardless so no point spending more money to renew licences when you're not going to get the sales to earn that money back.

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smroadkill15 Blood_Tears (on 31 July 2021)

Do you actually care or just concern trolling? Seems like the later. The servers will still be online and the game will be playable indefinitely. This happens with every racing game using licensed cars. It also doesn't make sense to spend money on renewing a license when the return in sales won't be there, and the new Forza Motorsport is releasing next year.

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JackHandy smroadkill15 (on 31 July 2021)

Luckily, Ebay is a thing and the game will be purchasable (and playable) in that form for decades to come.

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OneTime (on 30 July 2021)

This is why you pry physical media from my cold dead fingers!

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Azzanation (on 31 July 2021)

Pick it up digitally quickly before it becomes a collectors item.

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KratosLives (on 30 July 2021)

I'm sure this has nothing to do with forza horizons releasing in a few months.

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smroadkill15 KratosLives (on 31 July 2021)

You're right, it has nothing to do with the licensing expiring 4 years after the game released. 🙄

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KratosLives smroadkill15 (on 03 August 2021)

and they can't renew it? considering forza is basically xbox, lol

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Bandorr (on 30 July 2021)

I thought the whole thing was "first party games never leave game pass"?

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crissindahouse Bandorr (on 30 July 2021)

As long as they don't get pulled from Xbox as a whole for licensing or other problematic reasons obviously. How is Microsoft supposed to let in on Gamepass forever when they aren't allowed to offer the game anymore for legal reasons?

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Mr Puggsly Bandorr (on 30 July 2021)

I knew that wouldn't be the case. But I think MS should have clarified licensed titles would be affected.

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EnricoPallazzo (on 30 July 2021)

I dont get it... why would it be pulled from Game Pass?

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Because their licensing contracts don't allow it anymore there.

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Doesnt make sense... it seems the same does not happen to gran turismo.

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smroadkill15 EnricoPallazzo (on 31 July 2021)

This happens with all racing games that use licensed vehicles.

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Chris Hu EnricoPallazzo (on 01 August 2021)

GT5 wasn't available digitally and GT6 was available digitally less then 4 years so for a shorter time the FM7 plus both GT5 and GT6 haven't been playable online for a long time already. With Forza you can still play them all online except for the very first game on the original X Box.

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EnricoPallazzo Chris Hu (on 01 August 2021)

Thanks, I didnt know that! pretty crazy. So the servers for GT6 are already shut down? The only way to buy the game is finding a used physical copy?

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EnricoPallazzo crissindahouse (on 02 August 2021)

Thanks, I didnt know such thing existed due to licenses

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KratosLives EnricoPallazzo (on 30 July 2021)

Because they want people to play horizons when it launches and pay all the dlc that comes with it.

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eva01beserk KratosLives (on 31 July 2021)

Cant have multiple live services competing.

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LudicrousSpeed eva01beserk (on 31 July 2021)

Forza 7 launched in 2017. Horizon 4 launched in 2018.

So if we are to follow your logic, they don’t want “competing live services” for the upcoming Horizon 5. So they are killing off four year old FM7, which doesn’t have much of a live service left after four years, even though they didn’t mind having it compete with Horizon 4.

And Horizon 4 is still popular and still sells well, meaning it actually could compete with Horizon 5, yet they aren’t placing Horizon 4 at end of life.

Console warz make some of you say real silly things.

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Mr Puggsly eva01beserk (on 31 July 2021)

If that was true MS would just shut down the servers. Kinda like Sony often does.

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