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Forza Motorsport 6 hits "End of Life" on Sept. 15

It’s that time of year again, time for Turn 10 and Microsoft to announce the “End of Life” for another Forza title. This time it’s Forza Motorsport 6, released on Xbox One in 2015 and transmogrified into the free-to-play PC release, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex a year later. 

In a kindly gesture, the game is included in August’s Games With Gold program so anyone with a Gold membership can lock it up in their library right now. There’s also an insane deal on a DLC bundle that includes all of the extra content for the game at just $5.00. The deal runs through this weekend only so grab the package while you can because the bad news is coming:

“Forza Motorsport 6 will enter “End of Life” status on September 15. This means that the game and its associated add-on content (including car packs and expansions) will no longer be available for purchase. Players who own Forza 6 before that date will still be able to download and play the game and its associated add-on content as normal but the game and add-on content will no longer be available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace.”

It’s unclear so far if Forza Motorsport 6: Apex on PC is also being removed this year. I’ll keep digging for confirmation on that one and get the proper Forza 6 added to the Watch List calendar.

Forza Horizon 2 races out of digital stores on September 30th

In an August 17th update on the Forza Motorsport homepage, Turn 10’s Brian Ekberg announced that Forza Horizon 2 (and its DLC) would be removed from digital sale on September 30th as the game had reached “end of life” status. The news isn’t surprising as the original Forza Horizon followed almost the same trajectory from launch to delisting. Horizon 2 actually held out a year longer than the original entry, having been available to download for just about four years before its removal.

“A heads up for the Forza community: Forza Horizon 2 will reach “end of life” status on September 30,” writes Ekberg on the Forza Motorsport homepage. “That means that the game and its associated DLC will no longer be available for purchase.

After September 30, players who own Forza Horizon 2 will still able to download and play the game and its associated content as normal. However, Forza Horizon 2 and its DLC will no longer be for sale. Forza Horizon 2 is currently available as part of August Games With Gold so, if you haven’t played it already, now is a great time to grab it.”

I’ll have the date added to the Watch List calendar and a page up for the game soon.