It’s that time again for another Forza Motorsport to race off into the proverbial sunset. Turn 10 Studios announced on Thursday that the inevitable delisting for Forza Motorsport 7 and its DLC will happen on September 15th, 2021. The game will be removed from the Microsoft Store for both PC and Xbox One, and in a new wrinkle it will also be leaving the Xbox Game Pass library.
This has created a new fringe case where someone could have played the game through Game Pass without buying it but still have spent money on its DLC. While I would expect most publishers to simply respond with “tough luck, kid”, Microsoft and Turn 10 are doing it right, giving those DLC-owners a digital copy of Forza Motorsport 7 so that they can continue to play the game and their DLC after September 15th. There is a short window for those in this situation to receive the download token but they’ll have until 2023 to redeem it. Turn 10’s full announcement follows:
On September 15, 2021, Forza Motorsport 7 will reach End of Life status. This means that the game and its DLC will no longer be available to purchase in the Microsoft Store or available with Xbox Game Pass.
However, after September 15, players who already own Forza Motorsport 7 will still be able to download and play the game and its associated content as normal. In addition, features like multiplayer and online services will still be accessible for those who own the game.
For any Xbox Game Pass players who previously purchased DLC for the game, but not the game itself, we have good news! You will receive a token for the game through the Xbox Message Center so that you can continue playing Forza Motorsport 7. Token distribution will be through August 2. However, if after that date you have not received your token, please contact Xbox Support here. (Unused tokens will expire on September 15, 2023.)
If you know someone who has yet to play Forza Motorsport 7, we are offering a discount on the game in the Microsoft Store through September 15.
For anyone keeping an eye on our Rivals events with our esports partners, after September 15 we will continue to provide content to support our partners’ esports competitions with new Rivals events coming soon, so there’s still be plenty of racing action to be had. For more info on FM7 and Game Pass, check out the article on our support site .
In another gracious move, the game itself is on a pretty steep 75% off discount through September 15th and you can pick it up for as little as $9.99. There’s plenty of free and paid DLC to grab as well but not much of that appears to be on sale. Thanks to everyone who pointed out the news. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site later this Fall.