Forza Motorsport 7 is being delisted from the Microsoft Store this week
On Wednesday September 15 the latest entry in Turn 10’s critically acclaimed sim-racing series will be taken down from the official Microsoft Store. All accompanying DLC will also be removed while Forza Motorsport 7 also will no longer be available via the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Whether you’ll be able to play Forza Motorsport 7 after this Wednesday on your Xbox Series X, S or Xbox One depends on which version of the game you have digitally.
If you purchased Forza Horizon 7 outright from the Microsoft Store then you’ll be able to continue playing it.
If you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber that wants to continue playing it then you will have to have bought DLC for the game separately prior to July 29 2021.
If you did that then you should have already received a token that will allow you to continue playing Forza Motorsport 7.
While it is a shock such a high profile Xbox exclusive is being taken down from the Microsoft Store, fans have had some time to prepare for this.
Developers Turn 10 announced back in July that Forza Motorsport 7 was getting delisted from the Microsoft Store.
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In a blog post at the time the Forza makers said: “On September 15, 2021, Forza Motorsport 7 will be delisted. 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.)”
Forza Motorsport 7 is being delisted for Xbox gamers on Wednesday
The game’s official Twitter account went into further detail, explaining licensing agreements were the reason behind the delisting.
Replying to one gamer who asked why Forza 7 was being taken down, the @ForzaMotorsport Twitter said: “Forza games have to go unlisted after several years because the third party licenses that we use to feature real-world cars, tracks and other elements will begin to expire.”
If you’d like to play Forza Motorsport 7 after September 15 then you have a few options.
If you have an Xbox Series X, Xbox One or Xbox One X then you can purchase a physical version of Forza Motorsport 7.
But if you have an Xbox console without a disc drive – such as the Xbox Series S or Xbox One S All Digital console – then you’ll have to purchase Forza 7 digitally before it’s delisted.
Right now the Microsoft Store is selling different versions of Forza Motorsport 7 at a reduced price.
The standard version of Forza 7 is available for just £7.49, which is a 75 percent saving on the typical price.
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