Fans of Microsoft's Forza race series, listen: if you've never been able to try Forza Horizon 2 your time is short. Developer Turn 10 revealed this week that the game, first released in 2014, is reaching its "end of life" and will be phased out of the Xbox store late next month. With Forza Horizon 4 released in October and Horizon 2 no longer supported, both the older game and its DLC will no longer be available for sale after September 30th ,
If you already have the game and some of its add-ons, do not worry, it will still be playable after it's pulled out of the store. The developer broke the news in a Forza series-related blog post, but they did not specify why the game was discontinued.
"After September 30, players holding Forza Horizon 2 will still be able to download and play the game and its content normally, but Forza Horizon 2 and its DLC will no longer be up for sale."
The good news is that there is still a short window to pick up Forza Horizon 2 for free. Microsoft has kindly included the base game in the August Games Gold Deal, so anyone with an Xbox Live Gold subscription can download it for free, but only until August 31
Forza Horizon 2 was highly praised by both critics and players when it was first released, and was subsequently backed with plenty of DLC. If you're new to the series, or are more interested in the newer Horizon 4 but have never played the older entry, it's a great way to see what's there Horizon 2 about.
SOURCE Forza Motorsport