Forza Horizon 2 being pulled from Xbox store following Games With Gold deal

Adam Westlake - Aug 19, 2018, 9:15 am CDT
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Forza Horizon 2 being pulled from Xbox store following Games With Gold deal

Fans of Microsoft’s Forza racing series, listen up: if you never got around to checking out Forza Horizon 2, your time is running out. Developer Turn 10 revealed this week that the game, first released in 2014, is reaching its “end of life” and will be delisted from the Xbox store at the end of next month. With Forza Horizon 4 releasing in October, and Horizon 2 no longer being supported, both the older game and its DLC will no longer be for sale after September 30th.

If you already have the game and any of its add-ons, don’t worry, it will still be playable after its pulled from the store. The developer broke the news in a Forza series-related blog post, however they didn’t specify why the game was being retired.

“After September 30, players who own Forza Horizon 2 will still be 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.”

The good news is that there’s still a brief window to pick up Forza Horizon 2 for free. Microsoft has kindly included the base game in August’s Games With Gold deal, so anyone with an Xbox Live Gold subscription can download it at no cost, but only until August 31st.

Forza Horizon 2 was highly praised by both critics and players when it was first released, and was supported with plenty of DLC afterwards. If you’re new to the series, or more interested in the newer Horizon 4 but never played the older entry, grabbing Horizon 2 for free is a great way to see what it’s all about.

SOURCE Forza Motorsport


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