Forza Horizon 4 to be delisted on December 15th, DLC removed today, Festival Playlist changes detailed

Forza Horizon 4 to be delisted on December 15th, DLC removed today, Festival Playlist changes detailed

Playground Games and Xbox Studios made a surprising but not entirely unexpected announcement earlier today detailing their plans to remove Forza Horizon 4 from sale on Xbox and Steam, and from Xbox Game Pass this winter on December 15th. While these kinds of announcements for the series have become commonplace, what caught players by surprise today is the immediate delisting of the game’s individual pieces of DLC. What remains are the three editions of the full game — Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate — that now appear to be the only way to get some of the add-on content. The announcement regarding the delistings, soon-to-be unobtainable Achievements, and changes coming after the game’s final event season follows:

Hello, Forza Horizon community! We have to share a couple of updates regarding Forza Horizon 4, its availability, and the changes we are bringing to the Festival Playlist in the near future.

Due to licensing and agreements with our partners, Forza Horizon 4 will be delisted from digital platforms (Microsoft Store and Steam) on December 15, 2024. This means the game and its additional content will no longer be available for purchase through online stores. Before the delisting date, the Festival Playlist’s flow will change as follows:

  • Starting July 25, we will have the final series for the game in Series 77 which will include the last Festival Playlist that ends on August 22.
  • After Series 77 ends on August 22, you will no longer be able to access the playlist screen, except to see the festival playlist history. When booting the game, you will be taken to the Festival Site screen rather than the Festival Playlist.
  • Even though there won’t be any more Festival Playlists after Series 77 (August 22), you will still be able to see the Forza Events screen which will include a selection of daily and weekly challenges. Completing these challenges and Forzathon Live Events will earn you Forzathon Points that you can exchange for Backstage Passes.
  • We will update the Backstage Pass Cars list with all the remaining cars that have previously been Festival Playlist Exclusive after Series 77.

Series 77, ending on August 22, will be the last chance to earn achievements tied with the Festival Playlist including:

  • A Creature of Habit (15)
    Complete all Seasonal Championships in a Festival Playlist Series.
  • Stunt Puller (15)
    Complete all Seasonal PR Stunts in a Festival Playlist Series.
  • Cashing In (20)
    Earn 1 Season Completion Bonus.
  • Perfectionist (30)
    Earn all 8 Season Completion Bonuses in the same Series.
  • Encore? (50)
    Complete all activities in a single Festival Playlist Series.

Starting today, June 25; Forza Horizon 4’s DLC will get delisted from platforms, meaning that only Forza Horizon 4 Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate versions will be available for purchase from this day until delisting happens. From this date forward we will offer different discounts for Forza Horizon 4, like the one currently active on Steam (at the time of publishing); we will also have a sale in the Xbox Store on 7/14. Please keep an eye out on our socials and different platforms to take advantage of future offers.

On December 15, Forza Horizon 4 will be delisted from stores and Xbox Game Pass. This means the game and its additional content will no longer be available for purchase. Players who already own the game and its content will be able to download and play it as normal, including its offline, online, and multiplayer features; physical copies of the game purchased after this date will also work and will be able to use online features.

If you played Forza Horizon 4 through Xbox Game Pass and purchased DLC content for it, worry not: by having an active, full-paid (not discounted) Xbox Game Pass subscription on 6/25 you will be eligible to receive a game token if you have purchased any extra content for Forza Horizon 4 through your Xbox Message Center. Codes will start to be delivered in the following days, please bear in mind that it might take a while before you get your token. Unused tokens will expire starting at 6/25/26; if you haven’t received your token by this date, please contact Xbox Support at

Thank you so much for enjoying the content updates we have brought to this game. Remember to make the most of the remaining time of the Festival Playlist and that when the game is delisted, you’ll still be able to play it as you always have. If you have any more questions, please refer to our FAQ.

Forza Horizon 4 Announcement – June 25, 2024

The FAQ page doesn’t address any other concerns but may soon be updated now that the news is out. Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news on this today. We’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site later.